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  • Published: 15 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781582463162
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $26.99

Compost Stew




An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

Apple coresBananas, bruisedCoffee grounds with filters, usedJust add to the potand let it all rotinto Compost Stew!

From eggshells to wiggly worms, this delightful recipe in bouncy verse features items—some familiar and some not so—that are fit for the home compost bin and will nourish Mother Earth. Vibrant collage illustrations use recycled and found materials to further a timely message. And to keep young environmental chefs fully informed about composting do’s and don’ts, there’s a note in the back about what’s not fit for the bin.

  • Published: 15 April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781582463162
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Mary McKenna Siddals

Mary McKenna Siddals is the author of several picture books for the very young, among them the critically acclaimed Millions of Snowflakes. In addition, she has written dozens of children’s stories, articles, poems and activities appearing in a variety of magazines across North America, including Owl, where she was the Puzzles ‘n’ Fun columnist for some time. A former teacher, she lives in British Columbia, Canada, where she enjoys being close to nature and spending time with her family, as well as tending to her own batch of Compost Stew.

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Praise for Compost Stew

Compost Stew is beautiful, poetic, evocative—and educational. It provides such vital, important information for children (and adults) to understand and embrace, and to put into practice! This book greatly respects its readers, and I hope it will become as widely read and popular as it deserves. –Mollie Katzen, author of Moosewood Cookbook and Pretend Soup

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