For read-aloud or readers ages 4 – 8

Illustrated by Chris Bivins

Recipient of a 2001 Henry Bergh Children’s
Book Honor by the American Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

New neighbors mean new friends for a boy who lives deep in the forest. But when animals start turning up in odd places, young Zack discovers the wisdom of leaving space for his old friends – furred, feathered, and fanged – as well as his new ones. Endorsed by wildlife experts and supplemented by a Free Parents' & Teachers' Guide.

Kids! Download free Bears Barge In art to color.

Reviews

  • “Very highly recommended for family, school, and community library children's book collections. Chris Bivins' vividly colored illustrations are a perfect showcase for Joni Sensel 's lively, original, and imaginative story.”
    - Children's Bookwatch

  • “The perfect resource. Wonderfully illustrated.”
    - American Humane Association

  • “This zany rhyming book stresses an important point in a way that entertains as much as educates. A wonderful book… worth adding to your shelf.”
    - National Association for Humane & Environmental Education

Buy a copy now for someone special.
ISBN: 0-9701195-0-X (10 digit) or 978-0-9701195-0-6 (13 digit)
32 pages, full-color

 

 

 

For read-aloud or readers ages 4 – 8

Illustrated by Chris Bivins

When young Jo is slow to take out the garbage one evening, the garbage hauls her outside instead!The beast talks trash and threatens mayhem, but Jo finds a resourceful way to put the monster back in his place.

Reviews

  • “Delightfully written. An excellent and recommended picture book.” — Children's Bookwatch

  • “A fantastic resource for recycling education — every school and home needs a copy!”
    — Vicki Gist, Executive Director, Keep Sugar Land (
    Texas) Beautiful

  • “This enchanting book has a rhythm and beat sure to charm any child 4 – 10 years of age.”   — Green Teacher

The Garbage Monster is out of print (sorry!), but a paperback edition is coming soon. (E-mail me if you'd like to be notified when it becomes available.) In the meantime, you're welcome to download the book's Free Parents' & Teachers' Guide.