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Rickie the Raccoon Learns about Recycling
by Angela Cater  Giovanna Lagana 

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Publisher:  Tabby Cat Press ISBN-10:  0955572533 Type: 


Copyright:  July 2009 ISBN-13:  9780955572531

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Environmental educational picture book for children.

Rickie the Raccoon thinks that a world full of rubbish would be great - he'd never be hungry again.  It falls to his streetwise friend, Carmen the Cat, to teach him the error of his ways and the importance of recycling. The book includes a UK and Canada based resource page to kick start the whole family in saving energy and conserving the environment.

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The Children's Book Review
What to expect: Environmental Issues, Recycling, Raccoon, Cat

So you're looking for a book to help teach and encourage your children to recycle? Perhaps you're looking for a couple of tips to help improve your own "green power"? Rickie The Raccoon Learns About Recycling is an independently published book dedicated "... to every parent and child out there who is taking, or wants to take, the initiative step to help stop Global Warming." With a simple story and additional tips and resources at the back of the book, children will be inspired and encouraged to learn this new task of recycling. The message of "how to" recycle is delivered loud and clear for readers of all ages, by fictitious characters that help to lighten up the learning experience. Reading this book can only add to the excitement that comes from taking care of our beautiful earth.

Publisher's synopsis: Rickie the Raccoon thinks that a world full of rubbish would be a great place to live in - he would never be hungry again. It falls to his streetwise friend, Carmen the Cat, to teach Rickie the error of his thinking and the importance of recycling. The book also includes resource pages so that parents and their children can learn more about protecting the environment and saving energy together.

David Bouchard, best selling author
"It's lovely. It is simply lovely. It reads comfortably. It tells your story. It's a perfect little book.... Congratulations also to your partner Angela for the perfect portrayal of every little girl's raccoon.”

An Invaluable Eco-Friendly Teaching Tool
On his nightly forage for food, Rickie the Raccoon is making his way down a dark alley when a curious dog suddenly barks and startles him. In his shocked surprise, he knocks over a series of bins containing glass, bottles, cans, and paper. Unsure of how to clean up the mess, Rickie is soon joined by his best friend, Carmen the Cat, who not only shows him the correct places to put all the items but also teaches him some invaluable lessons about recycling along the way.

A short - but nonetheless informative - read, Rickie The Raccoon Learns About Recycling is an invaluable teaching tool for introducing young readers to the importance of recycling, as well as engaging in environmentally-friendly behavior. Effectively complemented with vivid, detailed illustrations, the insightful new offering from authors Giovanna Lagana and Angela Cater serves as a comprehensive resource guide, complete with a host of helpful tips for eco-friendly living, as well as a plethora of websites, books, and activities designed to foster a deeper appreciation for the responsibility we all must take in playing our part to create a healthier world.

Ostensibly geared toward a younger audience, Rickie The Raccoon Learns About Recycling will no doubt enlighten many a soul - young and old alike - about the global impact of the seemingly harmless choices we make in our everyday lives. A highly recommended read.

Rhonda Carver
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