Saturday, April 3, 2010

Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Here Comes the Garbage Barge
written by Jonah Winter
illustrated by Red Nose Studio

Summary: In the spring of 1987, the town of Islip, New York, with no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loads it on a barge that sets out on a 162-day journey along the East Coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, down to Belize, and back again, in search of a place willing to accept and dispose of its very smelly cargo.

Schwartz & Wade Books, 2010.


Mandy said...

I can't say that I particularly like the illustrations in this book (I actually think they are a bit creepy), but they are certainly distinct and interesting.

As a side note, Chris Sickels, the "creative force behind Red Nose Studios" grew up on a family farm in Greenfield, IN.

Anonymous said...

Wildly creative and imaginative. Expressive and humorous. Without one identifiable illustrator, if it wins, who will be invited to the Today Show...the whole office? I hope it at least makes the Honor Book list. It's going in my personal library