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!
MICHAEL RECYCLE & BOOTLEG PEG
Writer: Ellie Peterson
Artist: Alexandra Colombo
On-Sale: March 5, 2014
Diamond ID: JUN130424