Why not use soda bottles, which were scattered all around, to form the cores of the walls? Never underestimate the power of an idea!Laura Kutner, the real-life "Seno Laura" in The Soda Bottle School, wrote this book because she wanted to "inspire young readers to believe in themselves and work together to make the world a better place, and have fun at the same time."Sometimes thinking outside the box--or inside the bottle--leads to the perfect solution.
In the Guatemalan village of Granados, a teacher gets the idea to expand the too-small school by building walls with "bricks" of discarded soda bottles stuffed with trash, and one student mobilizes the townsfolk to complete the construction. The included author's note is somewhat redundant, but the story of resourcefulness and cooperation is well paced and illustrated with friendly, gestural watercolors. Glos.