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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonah Winter Narrator: L. J. Ganse Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Critically acclaimed children's author Jonah Winter reimagines a true story from 1987. The small Long Island town of Islip has a big problem - 3,168 tons of garbage and no place to put it! So workers pile the smelly refuse on a large barge, hire a tug boat, and send the stuff south to find a final resting place. But as the barge travels from North Carolina to New Orleans and from Mexico to Belize - nobody wants Islip's rotting mountain of garbage.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tyler Alles | 2/19/2014

    " This is a really good book to read to students about picking up trash and pollution. The book centers around how badly the sea has been polluted by people throwing trash in it. This can teach a great moral to students about picking up after themselves, and showin them their actions affect others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chandra | 2/17/2014

    " I actually liked this a little better than I was expecting. The message/moral couldn't be more obvious ('Don't Make So Much Garbage!'), but a little heavy-handedness in this particular case doesn't bother me. Some readers find the art creepy and off-putting and I can definitely see where they're coming from there, but it didn't necessarily affect me in that way. I like the idea that the art was created from found-materials! Super cool. Unfortunately, my copy was a library book so I couldn't read more about the techniques used (located inside the book jacket). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kristin | 2/13/2014

    " This has been coming up like crazy on the Caldecott prediction blogs. In fairness, I probably would have given it 2 1/2 stars. It's an intersting story based on a true event. And the topic is especially relevant given the recent oil disaster. But overall, I just don't think it's that great. I usually love real collage art in picture books, and I started off thinking these illustrations were clever and visually appealing, but it's all just a little overdone and a tad bit creepy, especially all the people with the weird facial features. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elisabeth | 2/11/2014

    " I had never heard this true story before. The text was funny and the story well told and I was curious about the illustrations (done by an animation studio) they were okay - not terrific but a little grotesque. Can't for the life of me figure out why the NYT picked it as one of the best kids books of 2010 though. "

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