Review! This Book Stinks! by Sarah Wassner Flynn

This Book Stinks!: Gross Garbage, Rotten Rubbish, and the Science of Trash
By Sarah Wassner Flynn
128 pages – ages 9+
Published by National Geographic Children’s Books on March 28, 2017

Synopsis from Publisher- “Get up close and personal with a wonderful world of waste. From composting and recycling, to landfills and dumps, to how creative people are finding new ways to reuse rubbish. It’s fun to talk trash when it’s jam-packed with infographics, thematic spreads, wow-worthy photos, sidebars, serious stats, and fabulous facts. Also included are quizzes and activities to inspire kids to take action, be proactive, and rethink the things we throw away.”

What I Thought- This is a really neat nonfiction book from National Geographic. I particularly enjoy that Flynn puts together a conglomeration of fun facts, interviews, quizzes, and activities – the combination is perfect for keeping kids interested in the topic. The book is full of information that is important for kids to read, teaching them about why and how to recycle, reuse, and reduce our waste. As always, this National Geographic book is packed full of colorful layouts, fact boxes and short bursts of texts that keep their nonfiction books exciting and compelling to read.

Hopefully kids are inspired to help our planet and stop filling it up with trash. Another great nonfiction book from National Geographic!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!

Categories: Age 9+, nonfiction

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13 replies

  1. Wow! Five stars! Sounds like it should be required reading in schools, huh? Sounds like it would Spark a good class project of some sort.

  2. National Geographic great nonfiction books for kids. So informative and fun.

  3. Reblogged this on Dr Niamh On The Plum Tree and commented:
    Brilliant! At last, a book that deals with waste! I started a campaign years ago now, which I called Wealth From Waste (yes, I was the first to coin that phrase)

  4. Brilliant that you have reviewed a book on waste. I invented the phrase: Wealth-From-Waste and we have known for many years that waste is the new gold-mine of the 21st century if we understand what it really is and how to transform it into gold! Alchemy itself.

  5. OK, I’m sold. I’m getting this one for our library. Thanks, Erik!


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