Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage (Paperback)

A Fresh Look at Garbage

By Ann Love, Jane Drake, Mark Thurman (Illustrator)

Tundra Books, 9780887767210, 80pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2006



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The dynamic author team of Ann Love and Jane Drake offers readers innovative ways to rethink their relationship with nature and reduce their ecological footprints. Ever aware of our impact on the environment, the authors suggest ways to reduce waste, eliminate over-consumption, and see garbage in the bigger picture.

This exploration of a timely topic introduces three characters — Rolly, Can-it, and Bright Bulb — whose quirky personalities and playful interaction both inform and entertain. Learn the connection between your lifestyle, your garbage, and your planet, and how your choices make a difference.

Mark Thurman’s exuberant illustrations, along with photographs from the authors’ own collections and a helpful glossary and index, make this a must-have and a call-to-action for anyone who cares about the earth.

About the Author

Ann Love and Jane Drake are sisters and co-authors who have shared a life-long interest in the environment and the wild. Their writing for children has always had a natural history/environmental-action focus. They are interested in making children more observant of the natural world. Together they are the authors of many award-winning books including "The Kids Winter Cottage Book," "Snow Amazing," and "Cool Woods." They have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the Red Cedar Award, the Norma Fleck Award, the Hackmatack Award, and the Silver Birch Award. Ann Love is one of the founding members of Pollution Probe. Both Jane and Ann are married with three children each and live in the Toronto area.

Mark Thurman is an artist, illustrator, author, and teacher who enjoys writing and illustrating picture books and conducting workshops for students and teachers. He has over thirty books to his credit. He was co-creator of the "Mighty Mites," a scientific cartoon in Owl magazine. Mark Thurman lives and works in Toronto.

Praise For Trash Action: A Fresh Look at Garbage

Praise for Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales:

“A super-sized snow celebration…includes plenty of delightfully odd facts…Drawings by Owl magazine artist Thurman add to the humor….”
Kirkus Reviews

“…the Drake-Love duo delivers the goods on snow and its place in North American lives, past and present…[an] engrossing book.”
The Globe and Mail

Praise for Cool Woods: A Trip Around the World’s Boreal Forest:

“…totally right on…”
The Globe and Mail

“…informative and beautiful…. [Y]oung readers will be inspired to find out more.”
Quill & Quire