From Cats Are a Liquid author Rebecca Donnelly, Green Machine is a playful nonfiction picture book celebrating innovation in the energy cycle with food waste composting--featuring illustrations by Christophe Jacques.
Composting is cool!
Celebrate the innovation and science that helps turn your food waste into green energy. See how food scraps are composted, collected, and processed, transforming trash into biogas and electricity. It’s a green machine! It’s a celebration of sustainability and the important role we humans play in the energy cycle. Share it at Earth Day and every day!
*Longlisted for the Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award
Call it Peels on Wheels/ Or a truck full of yuck:/ It's a food scraps collection machine!/ It takes all the waste/ (And some slime, and some muck)/ To a place where the garbage goes green.
About the Author
Rebecca Donnelly was born in England and has lived in California, Florida, and New Mexico. She has an MA in Humanities and a Master’s in Library and Information Science. These days she writes and works in a small public library in northern New York. Her debut middle-grade novel, How to Stage a Catastrophe, the story of a children’s theater in the Florida panhandle, was published in 2017.
Christophe Jacques has wanted to be an artist since he was a kid. He loves to create bright worlds with lots of colors and happy faces. Green Machine is his picture book debut. He lives and works in Flanders, Belgium.
"Through flowing, rhyming text, Donnelly introduces young readers to composting and its benefits to the environment . . . a strong addition to children’s nonfiction collections, perfect for story time as well as classroom discussion" --Booklist on Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy
"An introduction to the innovative (and smelly) processes that turn municipal food waste into electrical energy . . . timely, basic information about transforming food into fuel." --Kirkus Reviews on Green Machine: The Slightly Gross Truth about Turning Your Food Scraps into Green Energy