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Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
Author: Jonah Winter
ISBN 13: 9780375852183
ISBN 10: 375852182
Edition: 1
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Publication Date: 2010-02-09
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
List Price: $17.99

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, and this hilarious book (subtly) drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without consequences. Based on incredible true events, Jonah Winter brings us the flavorful story that starts in a little town on Long Island that has a big problem: 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it! Enter the garbage barge, who hauls the junk down the coast of North America looking for a place to dump it. . . .

Humorous language and amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio make this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day. Photos of the work-in-progress on the back side of the jacket offers added appeal.

From the Hardcover edition.

The New York Times - Karen Schoemer

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!…doesn't hide its Oscar the Grouch-style affection for trash. The illustrator, Chris Sickels of the Red Nose Studio in Indiana, ingeniously employs found materials to construct 3-D sculptures, which he then photo graphs in front of luminous painted backdrops…Here Comes the Garbage Barge! is a glorious visual treat…