Here Comes the Garbage Barge (illustrated by Red Nose Studio) Random House (Schwartz & Wade), 2010
New York Times #1 Best Illustrated Book BCCB Blue Ribbon Book School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing NCSS/CBC Notable Children’s Book in Social Studies Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award Junior Library Guild selection 2012 Sakura Medal Picture Book
FOUR STARRED REVIEWS…!
*“Way back in the day…, the Long Island city of Islip attempted to ship an enormous load of trash south…. Winter offers a fictionalized version of this episode, turning the absurdity into a serio-comic tour de force." (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review)
* “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…. A stinky story never seemed so sweet.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Read the review.>
* “Funky in every sense of the word.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Read the review.>
* “This title should be a part of every elementary school ecology unit.” (School Library Journal, starred review)
“My Top Caldecott Award Pick:Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter. I am unapologetic in my unconventional choice. The story is fantastic in and of itself. I mean, come on! A garbage barge that can’t find a port? It practically writes itself (I kid… Jonah Winter is the only man who could have recognized this diamond in the rough).” (School Library Journal blog). Read the review.>
“A glorious visual treat.” (The New York Times Book Review)
“Cautionary? Yes. Hilarious? You betcha!” (The Washington Post) Read the review.>
“As compelling as the story is, so are the unusual illustrations.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“A pile of refuse makes for a huge heap of fun in Here Comes the Garbage Barge!....” (Time Out New York Kids). Read the review.>
“Eye-popping and very fun book.” (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast). Read the review.>
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