Monday, October 28, 2013

The Dumpster Diver

October 21-27 is Waste Reduction Week in Canada and what better way to celebrate than with a great book.  In "The Dumpster Diver" by Janet S. Wong and illustrated by David Roberts we are introduced to Steve who uses his creativity and ingenuity to apply the 3 Rs:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Along with friends in the neighbourhood, Steve takes to diving into local dumpsters and Reuses found items in amazing ways. When Steve hurts himself, the neighbourhood rallies and comes to Steve's aid.  "The Dumpster Diver" teaches us the importance of community, helping those in need and will have readers of all ages looking at trash in new and inspiring ways.  As Steve says,  "Junk is Good".