The Gorgeous Garbage Barge

Here Comes the Garbage Barge
, a wonderful new children’s book written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Red Nose Studio (my fave!), will be released next week. I can’t wait to add this to my small but carefully curated selection of illustrated books.

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.

Posted by Megan