Book Of The Week is a feature section on
TTPM.com. Each week, Audrey DeSimone reviews a children’s book and rates it on her “Read-It-Again” scale of how likely you and your kids are to want to read the book again.
This week’s book is Here Comes the Garbage Barge! by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Red Nose Studio.From TTPM’s toy reviews:
“This new book is a fictionalized version of a true story of the infamous odyssey of a barge full of garbage — more than 3,000 tons of it — from the town of Islip on New York’s Long Island, NY, down the East Coast, and back again. With local landfills at capacity, chief garbage man, Gino Stroffolino, gets the idea to dump it in North Carolina. Cap’m Duffy St. Pierre and his tugboat are hired to tow the barge to Morehead City, NC, but a barge is a big thing. You can’t just dump it and run! “