Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

The Little Composter

The Little Composter

Jan Gerardi
Novelty Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Random House , 2011   ISBN: 978-0375854125

It is hard to imagine that things like apple cores, watermelon rinds, and banana peels can be good for the planet, but they are. Instead of throwing these things away, we can compost them, turning them into a nutrient-rich soil. What would normally end up in the trash, instead becomes something that can help us to grow delicious fruits and veggies, and beautiful flowers.

In this clever book, Jan Gerardi gives her young readers a ‘recipe’ for compost. Little children will see how banana peels, carrot tops, peanut shells, and garden waste can be turned into a rich compost. There are flaps to lift on every spread, and little children will be amused to find out that slimy worms even have a role to play in this story.