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Trashy Town

by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha
Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino

Published by HarperCollins, 1999
32 pages
ISBN: 0-06-0273129-6

Ages 2 - 6

Young garbage truck enthusiasts are sure to love amiable Mr. Gilly who drives his truck around town all day looking for trash to pick up. The repetitive nature of his work is reflected in the phrase repeated on every page:"Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy Town! Is the truck full yet? No! Mr. Gilly drives on." (Parents get ready. Early reports indicate this phrase will quickly begin to haunt you.)Mr. Gilly is surely a direct descendent of Margaret Wise Brown's Little Fireman and Dan Yaccorino's art is more than a little reminiscent of the illustrations by Esphyr Slobodkina. Highly Commended, Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2000 CCBC categories: Picture Books for Younger Children  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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