Aunt Ippy's Museum of Junk

Rodney Alan Greenblat, Author HarperCollins Publishers $14.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-06-022511-7
Jodi and Jimi, who accompanied their uncle on a car-buying expedition in Greenblat's Uncle Wizmo's New Used Car , here introduce their Aunt Ippy, who is an expert at ``waste management.'' This dedicated recycler has built a raft out of plastic milk jugs and a tall tower of toilet-paper tubes. But what the resourceful woman is really famous for is her Museum of Junk, a marvelous barn-like structure--adorned with classical columns--where she displays anything she can't find a use for. When a man appears in search of a Roto-Spinner, Jodi and Jimi help their aunt scour the museum for the elusive item. Readers will be delighted to join the search party as it wanders through the Grand Parlor of Scraps, the Gallery of Absurd Bulk and the Chamber of Odds and Ends. Greenblat's wit and imagination are very much in evidence in his droll cartoons. With luck, readers will meet more of Jodi and Jimi's eccentric relatives in future books. Ages 5-9. (Aug.)
Reviewed on: 07/29/1991
Release date: 08/01/1991
Hardcover - 1 pages - 978-0-06-022512-4
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