Series: Young Reading Series 2
By Katie Daynes
The story of rubbish told for children growing in reading confidence. From the recycling cavemen of prehistoric times to the landfill sites of today, find out how rubbish has been dealt with and disposed of throughout history. Humorously illustrated by Uwe Mayer. Developed in conjunction with reading experts from Roehampton University.
Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.
“This is a great little book about the history and science behind rubbish, with some wonderful illustrations by Uwe Mayer. It makes a good introduction to the subject and wider environmental issues.”
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“A humorous book that follows the history of rubbish. While the text of this book may not be accessible to very young children, it nonetheless has a wealth of information that is made all the more easy to assimilate through the wonderful illustrations that accompany it. ”
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Visit Usborne Quicklinks for links to websites with video clips and activities about the problems with rubbish today, how rubbish is sorted and recycled and how to help by reducing, re-using and recycling.