Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint by Femida Handy

Sandys Incredible Shrinking Footprint

byFemida Handy

Hardcover | March 1, 2010

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Sandy is visiting her grandfather, who lives near the beach. She and her dog Pepper are taking a walk on the beach when they come across a pile of garbage left by people who were having a bonfire. Sandy is upset. Along comes an old woman whom Sandy knows as “the garbage lady”, Sandy is a bit afraid of her but she soon realizes that she is friendly. The woman tells Sandy that she should “think about her footprint” and introduces her to the idea of her eco footprint and the responsibility she has to shrink it. Sandy is impressed with this idea and she runs home to tell her mother and grandfather about it.

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FERMIDA HANDY, a professor of Environmental Studies, began using the term “ecological footprint” in the 1990s. She realized how easily the idea could be taught to children after making up stories for her own children using the idea of footprints on the beach. She is both a professor at York University and at the University of Pennsylva...
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Title:Sandys Incredible Shrinking FootprintFormat:HardcoverDimensions:24 pages, 8.85 × 8.85 × 0.31 inPublished:March 1, 2010Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897187696

ISBN - 13:9781897187692

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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...introduces the "footprint" concept...This cheerfully didactic tale is more concerned with behaviour than explanation, but among preschoolers it might make a good precursor to The Smash! Smash! Truck. It has the further credential of upholding its own values: all the illustrations are made from recycled and natural materials.