Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter

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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.”
 

About Jonah Winter

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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 Times, the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and other publications.
 
Published February 9, 2010 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A fantastic combination of text and image, this is sure to give the barge and story the infamy they deserve for a generation far too young to recall either the actual incident or the bad old days before we all recycled.

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The New York Times

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“Here Comes the Garbage Barge!” is a glorious visual treat, but as an inspirational tale, it feels weirdly inconclusive;

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Publishers Weekly

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The message is the medium in this zany fictionalized version of the 1987 story of a garbage-laden barge that left Long Island for North Carolina after local landfills closed.

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Kepler's

It all started back in 1987 when a little town called Islip, NY on Long Island had a BIG problem: 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it!

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