In What Matters, even the smallest effort, by the youngest of earth’s inhabitants, can make a difference to the health and beauty of our planet. With limited text and rich vocabulary, Edmonton author, Alison Hughes, explains how the single recycling effort of one small boy has a ripple effect that affects not only the immediate environment (e.g. insects, birds, landscape) but has a far-reaching impact on rivers and oceans miles away.
A good read-aloud for Kindergarten – Grade 2 to introduce the topic of recycling and litter; a conversation starter for the Grade 4 Science topic of Waste in our World. This is a story that will introduce the concepts of cause and effect, and making a difference. Children will see that their small effort can make a big difference beyond their own neighbourhood.