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Dirt on Dirt, The

by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Martha Newbigging

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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.

About the Authors
Paulette Bourgeois is the author of more than 40 books for children, including the In My Neighborhood series and Oma's Quilt. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Martha Newbigging has illustrated many Annick books, including Research Ate My Brain, and all the books in the Jobs in History series. Martha lives in rural Ontario.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

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The Dirt on Dirt

Dirt is everywhere. Did you know that sunsets and rain couldn’t happen without dirt? Learn what dirt is and discover its many wonders. Includes colour photographs and artwork, a quiz on earthworms, “Fun with Dirt” activities, glossary and index.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

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