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Press release: What does the earth eat? Tricycle Press shows you in Compost Stew.

February 18th, 2010

Apple cores

Bananas, bruised

Coffee grounds, with filters, used

Just add to the pot

and let it all rot

into Compost Stew!

Calling all cooks and gardeners! Here is a recipe that your home compost bin will love. Some of the ingredients—eggshells and grass clippings—may be familiar, while others—laundry lint and seaweed strands—not so much…yet!

Ashley Wolff’s colorful and collage illustrations echo the book’s eco-friendly message by incorporating recycled and found materials like teabags, newspaper clippings, and seashells. To keep young environmental chefs fully informed about composting do’s and don’ts, there’s a note in the back about what’s not fit for the bin.  and for schools with gardens, this book is sure to become a great resource and a welcome addition to the classroom library.

MARY MCKENNA SIDDALS is the author of Millions of Snowflakes and several other picture books for the very young. In addition to her books, she has written dozens of children’s stories, articles, poems, and activities appearing in a variety of magazines including Owl. A former teacher, she lives in British Columbia, Canada.  Visit

AHSLEY WOLFF is the author and/or illustrator of more than 55 children’s books including Baby Beluga; I Love My Mommy Because; I Love My Daddy Because; Mama’s Milk; Stella and Roy Go Camping; I Call My Grandma Nana; I Call My Grandpa Papa and the beloved Miss Bindergarten series. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth

by Mary McKenna Siddals, illustrations by Ashley Wolff

$15.99 HC • ISBN-13: 978-1-58246-316-2

10 x 10 inches • 32 pages • Ages 3 to 7

On sale: 3/23/10

To receive a review copy, digital cover art, or for more information, please contact: Hayley Gonnason, Publicist, Tricycle Press,, 510-559-1600 ext. 3087


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