Monday, February 19, 2007

Picture Book: Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash!

Children who are obsessed with large machines will absolutely love this book. The bright illustrations follow a garbage truck as he smashes and crashes through his trash route. The catalogue of moldy dinners and stinky garbage will revolt and fascinate children, and the onomatopoeic rhyming text invites noisy participation from listeners. My favourite part is the expression of greedy anticipation on the garbage truck's face as it opens wide to chomp up a broken chair. Although there is absolutely no underlying message in this book, it will prove a wildly popular choice for kids who love noisy, enormous machines.
Picture Book
Ages 3-6
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