Did you know there can be 10 million soil-building bacteria in a spoonful of compost? Packed with facts that will intrigue and delight children, this simple, accurate explanation is a great starter resource for children (and adults!). Sections on decomposition, decomposers, and compost pile/heap needs are followed by a clever, hands-on activity that guides children through the composting process in miniature. Glossary; further print and online resources. Paperback, 24 pages. Ages 6 and up.