Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority, so parents and teachers will be thrilled to get their hands on this book. Winter masterfully tells this true story in such a funny, absurd way that children will barely notice that they're being taught an important lesson -- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
This New York Times
Best Illustrated Book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say, “Pee-yew!” 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.
Before everyone recycled . . .
There was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it.
What did they do?
Enter the Garbage Barge!
Amazing art built out of junk, toys, and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day, and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was created. Here Comes the Garbage Barge
was a New York Times
Best Illustrated book of 2010, a Huffington Post
Best Picture Book of the Year, and a School Library Journal
Best Book of the Year. The Washington Post
said, “Cautionary? Yes. Hilarious? You betcha!” and the New York Times Book Review
raved, “[A] glorious visual treat.”