Review by MCCBD Project Manager, Becky Flansburg
Bilingual books are in high demand from parents, teachers and librarians, but it’s not often that one sees a English/Indonesian book much less one with such a timely topic.
“What Can We Do with Garbage?” was written by author Visi Asriningtyas and Visi is keen to write about environmental science – engineering related subjects, mostly for children to help them live in a more environmentally safe world for their everyday life. She was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 1975.
After graduating from UGM (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia) in Environmental Science Program, Visi has written several journals and made some books.
The books that she wrote are “Pengembangan Sumber Daya Air (Water Resources Development)” with Sudjarwadi, B. Anton S., and M. Pandu Samudero, for sophomore to postgraduate; “Aku Cinta Sungaiku (I Love My River)” with Agus Maryono, for kindergarten kids; “Apakah Itu Pemanasan Global? (What is Global Warming?)”, for elementary to junior high school children; all are in Indonesian; and “What Can We Do with Garbage? (Sampah Bisa Diapakan ya?)” which is bilingual (English-Indonesian) for children from 4 to 8 years old or those who are interested in learning about simple waste management.
This bilingual book (English-Indonesian) is a solid-waste-management story book for everyday life. It tells about what we should do with garbage that is always around us everyday and what will happen if we do not care. This book uses simple sentences for children from 4 to 8 years old and it contains many photos to explain how children can participate in cleaning the environment. Teachers and parents can help children to read aloud with fun. Many plots are taken in Sapporo, which is clean and beautiful, that can inspire other communities to do the same. Enjoy reading this book for your children.
I had the wonderful opportunity to pick Visi’s brain on a few things including her inspiration for this unique book:
ONE winner will receive a copy of “What Can We Do with Garbage?”. Giveaway begins 10/3/16
- Prizing & samples courtesy of Authors of the above books
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- ONE lucky winner will win one copy of each of the above books.
- Residents of USA only please.
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- One entry per household.
- Staff and family members of Audrey Press are not eligible.
- Grand Prize winner has 48 hours to claim prize
- Winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter on 10/10/16
**We were gifted a copy of What Can we do With Garbage. Opinions expressed are purely our own.
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