I just found this book at Target the other day, and I am very impressed! The illustrations are colorful, silly and attention-grabbing, and the rhyming text was fun. The story is about a town that becomes apathetic about caring for its environment. Trash piles up, smells get smellier and smellier, and the town becomes ugly and dirty. Along comes Recycle Michael in his super-hero suit to save the day. He has lots of great “green” tips for the townspeople, and before long, the town’s beauty is restored and the people are happy again.
The last two pages of the book cover a few easy “green” tips that kids can understand and easily help with. Amazon lists the book as appropriate for ages 9-12, but I would list it more as 4-10, and I actually think that younger kids like Jenna will enjoy having it read to them. Jenna’s almost three, and already understands that we recycle and vaguely what that means. We’re also already discussing turning off lights and not running water too long, etc., so I think she would really get into the topics of the book, not to mention the rhyming text and colorful illustrations.