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Colonel Trash Truck is a likable, fun-loving hero who is extremely focused on his mission to win the garbage war. He sees the natural world as a beautiful gift that we all need to appreciate and protect. Colonel Trash Truck believes that cleaning up trash and recycling is something that we all must do, and he wants nothing more than to have kids join him in his quest. Read along to find out how he convinces kids to help clean up our world!
I love the way the book opens with an exciting description of the main character Colonel Trash Truck and what his purpose is. The author provides a list of waste from leaves to lids. The Colonel's desire to make our world stay green is a noble one indeed.
I love the contrast of the fight between the litterbugs and the Colonel Trash Truck.
The story line moves along quite well... ka runch, ka runch, ka runch! The Colonel is the leader, the commando of the community of trash trucks. The illustrations by Manuel Conde are bright and bold in primary colors.
This clear message of teaching children to be clean, organized, throwing trash away... reduce, reuse, recycle is a good educational children's book to have in your library. I embrace the Colonel's vision to keep America beautiful. Colonel Trash Truck willingly provides this service to benefit my grand children's future and yours as well!
I liked the book because of the subject matter, you can talk with your children about this important message. Both of my Grandson's love to play with trucks so this book is great for them. I rate The Colonel 4 stars because the overall feel of the book is a bit too masculine for me as well as the illustrations. What disappointed me was the choice of a few words for a children's book that I didn't feel were necessary but that's just my opinion and perspective. Overall, reading ka runch, ka runch, ka runch will definitely bring a smile to little boys faces!
* Reading level: Ages 4-8
* Hardcover: 24 pages
* Publisher: Big Tent Books (May 2009)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1601310331
* ISBN-13: 978-1601310330
About the Author:
Kathleen Crawley has been an advertising executive for over fifteen years. She resides with her husband Ronald Thomson in Redondo Beach, California. She is a native Californian having graduated from UCLA with a B.A in sociology. Colonel Trash Truck is her first book. About writing for children, Kathy says, “I have a number of books I want to write for kids because I think children are fascinating. They are open, creative, and interested in everything; they bring out the kid in me.”
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