Here Comes the Garbage Barge (E–book)

Ad aloud Make sure to tell students it s based on a real story I have had some interesting conversations about recycling because I live in Taiwan and their recycling program is incredible about the only thing I throw away Is Tissue Paper And Tape Everything Else tissue paper and tape Everything else recycled 6 days a week Ironically when the arbage truck in Taiwan shows up it plays a similar tune that the ice cream truck used to play when it came to my neighborhood in the US in the 70s Well maybe not a similar tune I don t think the ice cream truck s tune was Beethoven like the Taiwan Prisoner of Midnight garbage truck but the dinging bells are similar If you don tet into reading this book and ham it up it will be a long dull read aloud You have to have fun with it One teacher told me that the illustrations reminded her of the creepy Lady Elaine on Mr Rogers Neighborhood Ha Do you remember her Let me proceed carefully here 1 Here Comes the Garbage Barge is based on the true story of the barge loaded with Long Island arbage that Meandered Up And Down up and down Atlantic coast rejected at every port from New York to Belize during the summer of 1987 2 Jonah Winter is a terrific author of children s nonfiction I would not and will not assemble a school library without his biographies of Sandy Koufax Dizzy not and will not assemble a school library without his biographies of Sandy Koufax Dizzy Book subtly drives home the message that we can’t produce unlimited trash without conseuencesBefore everyone recycled There was a town that had 3168 tons of arbage and nowhere to put it What did they do Enter. This story was about a arbage barge that carries 3168 tons of trash in the Eastern Seaboard during the late 1980s The barge begins in the the Eastern Seaboard during the late 1980s The barge begins in the Island tons of trash in the Eastern Seaboard during the late 1980s The barge begins in the Long Island of Islip who is overcome by trash and tries to et rid of it by planning to dump it in some farmers backyards But North Carolina turned the barge away as other places did as well Louisiana Alabama Mississippi Texas Florida Mexico and Belize The barge returns to New York Harbor while the politicians decide what to do with their trash Six months later they decide to burn it in a Brooklyn incinerator This books theme is Go Green and helped Americans pay attention to their trash and introduced recycling The illustrations are reat in this book AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU HAVE THIS highly recommend you have this teaching about recycling or ways to conserve Fun read aloud with older students It is a longer book so students need a ood attention span YouTube has an interesting video on how the book was made I showed this first to the students Make sure you use your New York accent when reading the story There s one line where the New Yorker says forget about it but the spelling is funky so I completely misread it The kids laughed the hardest at that I sounded like a baby urgling You can also use a crusty sailor voice so it is a fun re. This New York Times Best Illustrated Book is a mostly true and completely stinky story that is sure to make you say “Pee yew” Teaching environmental awareness has become a national priority and this hilarious. ,


Sonia Sotomayor Diego Rivera and OthersThere S A Big BUT s a big BUT read about it on Pink Me In March of 1987 a barge left Islip Long Island hauling almost thirty two hundred tons of trash It s destination North Carolina where it had been prearranged for some farmers to bury the arbage on their farms BUT when the barge arrived at those sunny shores the deal had fallen through and the rubbish was not welcome there The same story was told in New Orleans and any other of the port cities the barge visited For 162 days the arbage barge floated around looking for a place to landIf you think this seems like strange fodder for a children s book you d be right It is weird but it s also wacky and wonderful This little slice of recent history is told with heaping doses of humor How can you not laugh about something like this Red Nose Studio s strange blend of model making and clay mation like puppets suit Winter s tale perfectly Just look at these expressive facesAnd I love all the little details like these sisters being dressed alikeThis is a fun read for everyone though the like these sisters being dressed alikeThis is a fun read for everyone though the set may have trouble believing it actually happened it seems so far fetched nowI m having trouble etting over the fact that a barge filled with arbage is so much well traveled than I The Garbage BargeAmazing art built out of junk toys and found objects by Red Nose Studio makes this the perfect book for Earth Day or any day and photos on the back side of the jacket show how the art was create. ,

Here Comes the Garbage Barge