Michael Recycle and Bootleg Peg tell a cautionary environmental tale for all ages. ~ What'cha Reading?

Michael Recycle and Bootleg Peg tell a cautionary environmental tale for all ages.


I’m new to Michael Recycle, writer Ellie Patterson and artist Alexandra Colombo’s young superhero whose power is the ability to recycle, but he’s been saving the world for a couple of years now. He shows up in his colander hat and serves up reduce, reuse, and recycling information to the populace.



This time around, Michael Recycle takes on the problem of overfishing the world’s oceans. The pirate Bootleg Peg is fishing and fishing, catching all sorts of sea life in her nets, and depleting the waters. When Michael Recycle tries to talk some sense into her, he’s ignored and has to call on some bigger friends – MUCH bigger friends – to help.

This is a great resource for younger readers, with catchy, rhyming text that delivers its information in a palatable, easy-to-grasp way. The art is cartoony and bright, which will capture little eyes right away. The consequences are amusing, and the lesson is learned.

I give this one 4 out of 5 colanders. Good fun!






Writer: Ellie Peterson
Artist: Alexandra Colombo
Publisher: IDW
Price: $17.99
On-Sale: March 5, 2014
Diamond ID: JUN130424

About Author

Rosemary Kiladitis is a children’s librarian, a mom, and a proud fangirl/nerdgirl. She did her homework while watching reruns of the 1966 Batman series, which led to her longstanding relationship with the Bat, and she’s pretty sure that Barbara Gordon is the real reason she went to library school. She loves superheroes, supervillains, and is secretly married to Hellboy. Or Loki. She can’t remember, but it’s one of them. Roe blogs about children’s and teen books at http://roespot.blogspot.com, and you can read her 140 character ramblings on twitter @RoeSolo.

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