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Review: "Compost Stew" is a Great Children's Book to Read for Earth Day

“Earthy? Yes! Meaty? No! Synthetic? Stop! Natural? Go!”

If you are a person who composts, this little rhyme by Mary McKenna Siddals is a good way to teach others what things are okay and not okay to put in your compost pile or bin. In her children’s book, Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth Siddals gives a great breakdown of compostable items for children. My kids and the daycare kids loved the book and already knew a bit about composting because we do it. They were happy to include their own compostables to the list and even had discussions about what we compost and where it is. We are going to be reading this book again on Friday, in honor of Earth Day and talk more about why composting is important for our planet.

If you are an eco-friendly person or a wannabe, this book is a great way to teach anyone about composting garbage. You can purchase this book at or you could win a copy by visiting Siddals blog here: on or before April 25th, 2011.  You must be a fan of Compost Stew on Facebook to enter.

Thank you to Random House for providing a complimentary sample copy of the book for us to base this review upon.