Friday, January 13, 2012

Here Comes the Garbage Barge

This week for our 15 Books Student Choice Award, grades K-6 read Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter. We all thought that this book was a lot of fun. I enjoyed trying the accents that Winter created in his text. The pictures created by Red Nose Studio are different from a lot of other books.  Students and teachers enjoyed seeing how they were created (see video below).

This humorously written story tells of a serious garbage problem that happened in 1987.  For more information on the real garbage barge and the news surrounding it:

Before reading, we discussed fiction based on true stories.  Students were amazed at the images of the real garbage barge.  Here are some of our thoughts on Here Comes the Garbage Barge:

The Making of the Illustrations:

For More Resources on Here Comes the Garbage Barge see 15 Books Wiki Space

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