Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Garbology Kids: Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad

Welcome to Author Sabbithy Persad!
Sabbithry has been writing stories and poems since she was a child growing up on the island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands. She won her first award at the age of fourteen in her high school’s Language Arts Showcase. Her childhood was filled with many siblings, several pets and farm animals, and countless well-read, entertaining books from literature and scientific magazines to comic books and encyclopedias.

Now, after a number of years as a professional writer, Sabbithry Persad shares her enthusiasm for reading and writing through publishing and authoring books. Persad’s debut children’s book is Garbology Kids Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?

What is one book everyone should read?
Leaves of Grass

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
That would be pistachio, and more recently pumpkin spice.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Swiss muesli with freshly shredded green apple.

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
I not sure I have a favorite…I listen to all types classical, jazz, rock, grunge, pop, Latin, French, reggae, and so on. Favorite artist…that would be the same as favorite music. Lately I’ve been listening to John Lennon, Filippa Giordano and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)
Setting the mood for writing varies from project to project. Some projects require low music, natural sounds or talking in the background, while others are better with quiet surroundings for reflection.

Night owl, or early bird?
Both, a night owl when working on a project and an early bird when on hiatus.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be, male or female, doesn’t matter and why? Whenever I hear of the Greek Gods I have a flashback of reading Oedipus Rex, the Iliad and the Odyssey, and Clash of the Titans (the classic version). Then several years ago I entered a museum and saw Nike, winged victory. It’s such a lovely piece. When I look at it, I see strength and inspiration. I now have a small version of it as a reminder.

Skittles or M&Ms?
Pistachios or Almonds ; )

Favorite Cartoon?
Mazinger Z.

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
I love to read when I’m cuddled up on a comfy plush sofa and a throw over my knees. When I’m writing, I like to have my computer and great scenery like looking out to the ocean or some body of water.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
The first and foremost benefit of this book is helping in a small way to build a sustainable world.

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
Grapes of Wrath is one of them.

What do you do when you are in-between books?
Spend time with family and friends.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Sleeping in late.

Garbology Kids: Where Do Recyclable Materials Go? by Sabbithry Persad

Follow Bubbles and the recycling truck … to the MURF. The Materials Recovery Facility! Find out how papers, plastics, metals and glass are collected, sorted and baled to be made into new products.

From the founder of Green Solutions Magazine comes the cheery series with kids who investigate waste and clean up their community. In “Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?,” Tiana learns about recycling while she and her family searches for their dog Bubbles who had chased after the recycle truck. On their adventure, they explore the MURF—the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) where they see how recyclable materials are sorted and baled for manufacturing. Based on facts about the process of recycling in industrial countries, this book helps children understand the importance of recycling to save natural resources and much more.

In “Where Do Recyclables Materials Go?,” you will learn:

– how recyclable materials are collected
– how recyclable materials are diverted from landfills
– how recycling saves resources, energy and money
– how to identify solutions for waste disposal through practical exercises
– how to take action through hands-on activities

Colorful illustrations and diagrams complement the story of Tiana, Peter and Bubbles (their dog).

Giveaway Details:
1 Copy of Garbology Kids: Where Do Recyclable Materials Go?
Open Internationally
Ends 2/7/11

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