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Green Rank: Green Our Home

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Recycling story has solid message but no reason to re-use.

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This storybook delivers a great, important message even though it could be presented in a more engaging and comprehensive way. Ge is a cute spokesbear for the recycling cause and explains what can be recycled with clear words. However, the plot and text could offer more interesting elements. Interactive elements get kids involved but are repetitive from page to page and limited in what they present. For example, the items kids learn to recycle are essentially just a few cans, a glass vase, some papers, a television, some toys, a cell phone, and batteries. The directions that instruct kids to touch what can be recycled are misleading because they actually need to tap and drag the items to a recycling can. Finally, Green Rank: Green Our Home is pretty much a one shot app since there's little potential for repeated use. That said, this app could definitely provide a way to start a family discussion about recycling.

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