The Dirt on Dirt

Paulette Bourgeois
Martha Newbigging

Dirt. It's in the air, under your bed, on the street and between your toes. Most of the time, you're trying to get rid of it. Does showering make you feel squeaky clean? Sure you are --- for now. Read this book to find out why you just can't escape dirt --- and why it's important for more reasons than you think.

Earth, mud, grime, soil --- whatever you call it, dirt is everywhere, even where you don't expect it. Did you know that without dirt there would be no rain? Or beautiful sunsets?

The Dirt on Dirt covers not only what you think of as dirt, but also everything on and around the planet relating to dirt, from dirt homes big and small to secrets the dirt hides and much more. Youngsters will also find a bucketful of fun things to do with dirt, including how to build a bike racetrack, create fossil footprints and grow a garden playhouse.

978-1-55453-102-8 | Feb 1, 2008
List Price: USD $7.95, CAD $9.95
4-color 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 48 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

Awards & Reviews

“A kaleidoscopic peek into the multifaceted world of dirt ... a fun source for kids ... and a nifty browser for budding naturalists.”
— School Library Journal, May 2008
“The pace is energetic...and the text is nicely seeded with child-friendly 'fun with dirt experiments'...”
— The Globe and Mail, March 2008
“... easy-to-do experiments, and plenty of I didn't know that facts ... Combine that with cartoon-like illustrations ... and you've got something that kids will want to read and reread.”
— Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, March 2008
“... The text is lively ... professional, and very well organized. There are 11 activities for kids that seem ... fun and educational ...”
— Library Media Connection, May 2008
“... engaging introduction to soil ...”
— Booklist, March 2008
2010 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed
2009 - Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner

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