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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite
What are you doing to take care of Mother Nature? Do you and your family recycle? Recycling is important and easy. Something as simple as recycling can help to preserve the environment. In the colorful illustrated children's book, Bad Boy Can and the Recycling Man by Paul Ledford, children will learn about the importance of recycling including the steps of the recycling process. Your child will learn not to be like Little Johnny. One day Little Johnny and his family went to the beach and, to entertain himself, he went on a journey of destruction. During Little Johnny's littering escapade on the beach, his behavior caused the Jim Jam Soda Can Pop to turn into Bad Boy Can whose attitude became just as bad as Little Johnny's on the beach. All of this misbehavior changed when the Bad Boy Can met the recycling man.
This book is great because children need to become more conscious of the environment and the world around them. Another nugget that the book offers that I enjoyed were the numerous types of simple lessons that children can learn from like "...the homeless man taught Bad Boy Can that there are nice people in the world. People who care and are willing to help out." I also loved this book because it showed the various steps of recycling (The Life Of A Can) from your purchase of a can of juice and the can being flattened by a metal flattening machine to it being repurposed into metal again. Add this gem to your library and, as an essential element of the book says, Please Recycle!