Here Comes The Garbage Barge! by Jonah WinterHere Comes The Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter

Here Comes The Garbage Barge!

byJonah WinterIllustratorRed Nose Studio

Picture Books | February 9, 2010

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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.”
Jonah Winter is the author of You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!, Muhammad Ali: Champion of the World, and Dizzy, all of which received multiple starred reviews. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Red Nose Studio creates eccentric worlds of sculptural and 3-D illustrations. Red Nose Studio’s illustrations have appeared in The New York...
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Title:Here Comes The Garbage Barge!Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 11.81 × 9.63 × 0.4 inPublished:February 9, 2010Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375852182

ISBN - 13:9780375852183

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Where will the garbage go? This book is about the garbage that didn't have anywhere to go! Kids will enjoy the photos/illustrations as well as the dialect.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly Inventive way to illustrate this is a book that will open your mind to new possibilities of illustration!
Date published: 2011-06-26

Editorial Reviews

Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 2010: "This title should be a part of every elementary school ecology unit."Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, January 11, 2010: "Funky in every sense of the word."Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2010: "A stinky story never seemed so sweet ... [a] fantastic combination of text and image."Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, April 2010: "[P]acked with visual delights."Review, The New York Times Book Review, November 7, 2010: "[A] glorious visual treat."Review, The Washington Post, March 21, 2010: "Cautionary? Yes. Hilarious? You betcha!"Review, Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2010: "Here comes the Garbage Barge! tells the story in wonderfully colorful language and inventive claymation-style illustrations."Review, Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, 2010: "As compelling as the story is, so are the unusual illustrations."