[PDF] Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint By Femida Handy – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint Sandy Loves Visiting Her Grandpa S House By The Beach Every Summer She And Her Dog Pepper Play In The Sand And Surf, Chasing The Seagulls But On This Day Her Walk On The Beach Is Ruined When She Comes Across The Garbage Left Over From Someone Else S Picnic Pop Cans, Half Eaten Hot Dog Buns, And Even A Yellow Mustard Container Angry, Sandy Can T Understand Why Anyone Would Want To Dirty Her Beautiful Beach She And Pepper Are Startled By The Arrival Of The Garbage Lady, Who Helps Pick Up The Mess The Garbage Lady Explains To Sandy That Everyone Has An Ecological Footprint The Mark They Leave On The World And That It Is Their Responsibility To Shrink It Sandy Is Impressed And Runs Home To Tell Her Grandpa A Wonderful Introduction To Environmental Responsibility, The Book Ends With A List Of Everyday Ways We Can All Shrink Our Footprint Fittingly Illustrated With A Unique Collage Technique Using Recycled Materials.


About the Author: Femida Handy

Femida Handy is a professor of Environmental Studies She began using the term ecological footprint with her students in the 1990s She later taught her own children by using the idea of footprints on the beach She is now a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, splitting her time between the US and Canada.


10 thoughts on “Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint

  1. says:

    An interesting book that allows a little girl to learn all about the importance of the carbon footprint Sandy has always been interested in recycling and keeping the beach clean She has learned much about the flora and fauna from her grandfather When she comes upon a large mess on the beach, she bemoans those who left it that way Meeting a special woman, Sandy learns all about shrinking her footprint, an idea she passes along to others Neo ...

  2. says:

    We live during a time in history when man is ruining the earth faster than any solution can be implemented From oil spills to overflowing garbage landfills, we need to take responsibility as consumers And it s never too early or late to instill good habits and environmental awareness in our children.Sandy s Incredible Shrinking Footprint is a simple story with a big message We can each do our part adults and children to preserve the earth My 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son enjoyed learning about how we can all shrink our ecological footprint, the mark we leave on the earth At the end of the story, there s a list of 12 things children can do We discussed each one and why doing them would help take better care of our earth Later in the week, I overheard my son tell his sister not to let the water run while she brushed her teeth And it gave my daughter impetus to remind me of the benefits of having a garage sale, which I had been putting off All this to say my children have become aware of how their actions affect our earth.The illustrations were captivating because they were made from recycled and n...

  3. says:

    I love this book It s all about Sandy going to the beach when she visits her grandfather and learning what to do in order to shrink her footprint.First of all, the message is a very good one for kids to start learning at a young age, but the illustrator really takes the idea of reusing and recycling to a whole new level All the pictures are made out of little papers, fibres, and other materials Making the pictures this way really added a whole new level of awareness and sensibilty to the story that was enjoyable.Then Sandy is just very relatable She reminded me of myself when I was that age, the way I would think, and the anger of injustices in the world Sandy learns first hand from the Garbage Lady at the beach why not picking up after ourselves and recycling what we no longer need could hurt the world She helps to make right what others messed up the dirty beach It is just a wonderful tale.Unfortunately it wasn t engaging enough for my daughter at age 3 but I m sure as she ...

  4. says:

    Who remembers what our first book, Here Comes the Garbage Barge, was about too much garbage We also looked closely at the illustrations right We are going to look at the illustrations in today s book also And in Tracking Trash what did we learn how trash moves in the ocean and washes up on land Today we are going to read about Sandy Is this probably going to be non fiction true or fiction made up Do any of you have blue bins like she is holding What do you think she is going to do Let s read and find out Opening moves Draw attention to the writer s or illustrator s craft Prompt predictions based on the title Remind children of genre comparisons Ask children to make connections to a previously read textRationale I chose Sandy s Incredible Shrinking Footprint because it is relatable to kids going to visit grandparents or other relatives It also demonstrates what an impact just one person or family can have on the environment if they would r...

  5. says:

    Wownot a fan at all but don t get me wrong..love the Earth While Sandy visits her grandfathers house, she is dismayed and disgusted to find that someone has left a pile of trash on the beach With the help of the garbage lady, they get the trash picked up and Sandy leaves with the resolve to shrink her mark on the world The book has an extremely didactic feel with too much text and irrelevant details Great effort for encouraging young people to shrink their ecolo...

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