The Clue in the Recycling Bin created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Aldens have some things to recycle, so of course they head down to the recycling center. They didn’t know that there were things set aside that other people might be able to reuse. They each find something interesting to take home. They meet another boy there as well. There’s a mystery afoot though–each morning, there are bags of leaves scattered everywhere. The bags are broken and no one knows why. Soon a theft is made known, but what does it have to do with the recycling center? Why do people want Benny’s Piñata so much?
What I liked
Reusing stuff is the way to go. If you can find a new use for something old, that’s great.
I kind of liked that a piñata was a central plot point in this story. It’s a pretty darn important piñata and that’s just hilarious.
What I didn’t like
Honestly, this one doesn’t have a lot not to like in it. Out of the laundry list of Boxcar Children books I’ve read this year, I think this one might be one of the better ones.
Reduce-Reuse-Recycle–by your powers combined, I am Captain Planet!
He’s your hero
Gonna take pollution down to zero
Have you ever found something interesting at the recycling center?
Have you found a new use for some item that you’re really proud of? If so, what did it used to be and what is it now?