There are a number of things I miss about Monkey being at school, one of them being our weekly wait for the arrival of the dustbin lorry. He’d get so excited when he’d hear it reversing down our road and we’d always have to stand on the doorstep watching the dustbin men at work. They’d always stop to talk to him and wave and toot as they drove away. When Monkey went to school full time, I used to see the bin men coming and get a little sad. A chapter in Monkey’s life had closed, but not his interest in rubbish! Where Do Garbage Trucks Go? was always going to be a hit in this house.
Where Do Garbage Trucks Go? is written by Benjamin Richmond and published by Sterling Books. The 32 page hardback book is full of useful facts and figures about rubbish and recycling as well as graphical illustrations. Although the book is written with an American reader in mind, it is still really relevant to children across the globe. Monkey has certainly been riveted as we’ve read the book together.
We were both fascinated to see photos of a New York street before and after sanitation. It led to lots of conversations about the town where we live, and what the roads would have looked like in days gone by. Monkey was quite fascinated to learn that at one time no one collected the rubbish at all.
We try to do our best to recycle as much as we can here and Monkey has known for a long time, which items need to go in which bins here. He’s also used to seeing me take bottles to the bottle bank, and when we’re in Spain, he’s always eager to help Gramps with the bin trips. The book is great at explaining how recycling works and how anything from glass to water can be recycled.
We have food waste collections here and really I should sort a composting area in the garden as our soil is terrible. Where Do Garbage Trucks Go? even covers composting and the best way to layer food and garden waste.
For £4.99 (paperback version) I think this is a really excellent book to teach children about being more thoughtful about what they throw away. I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference.
disclosure: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review
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