Here Comes the Garbage Barge!
Jonah Winter, , illus. by Red Nose Studio . Random/Schwartz & Wade, $17.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-375-85218-3
The message is the medium in this zany fictionalized version of the 1987 story of a garbage-laden barge that left Long Island for North Carolina after local landfills closed. To create the book’s innovative artwork, Red Nose Studio, aka artist Chris Sickels, photographed sets he fashioned from recycled materials, found objects, and garbage (the characters are made from acrylic clay). He chronicles this process on the inside of the jacket—a crafty double use of paper in keeping with the theme. Winter’s (
Reviewed on: 01/11/2010