Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps Into Green Energy
From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly, Green Machine is a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting--featuring illustrations by Christophe Jacques.
Composting is cool!
Celebrate the innovation and science that helps turn your food waste into green energy. See how food scraps are composted, collected, and processed, transforming trash into biogas and electricity. It's a green machine! It's a celebration of sustainability and the important role we humans play in the energy cycle. Share it at Earth Day and every day!
Call it Peels on Wheels/ Or a truck full of yuck: / It's a food scraps collection machine!/ It takes all the waste/ (And some slime, and some muck)/ To a place where the garbage goes green.
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About the Author
Rebecca Donnelly is the author of Cats Are a Liquid, illustrated by Misa Saburi; Green Machine, illustrated by Christophe Jacques; and a middle-grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe, which was an Indies Introduce/Kids' Indie Next pick. She was born in England and has lived in California, Florida, and New Mexico. These days she writes, studies cats, and works as a children's librarian in northern New York.
Christophe Jacques has wanted to be an artist since he was a kid. He loves to create bright worlds with lots of colors and happy faces. Green Machine is his picture book debut. He lives and works in Flanders, Belgium.
"Through flowing, rhyming text, Donnelly introduces young readers to composting and its benefits to the environment . . . a strong addition to children's nonfiction collections, perfect for story time as well as classroom discussion" --Booklist on Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy
"An introduction to the innovative (and smelly) processes that turn municipal food waste into electrical energy . . . timely, basic information about transforming food into fuel." --Kirkus Reviews on Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy