Glamorous Garbage (Hardcover)

By Barbara Johansen Newman

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620916261, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

List Price: 16.95*
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Bobbie's room is full of stuff—SO full, that it's hard for her and her "best cousin," Joanie, to find space to play. When Bobbie's mom gives her a two–week deadline to clear out the clutter, Bobbie has an idea–instead of taking stuff out of her room, she brings garage–sale finds and other glamorous garbage in. Will Bobbie transform the chaos into a beautiful big–kid room? This title weaves together three appealing themes: letting go of toys and dealing with a messy room, turning trash into treasure, and recycling and repurposing—a part of every school curriculum from kindergarten up.

About the Author

Barbara Johansen Newman is the illustrator of over twenty books for children, including Glamorous Glasses (Boyds Mills Press), which she also wrote. She and her family live outside Boston in a home that she's constantly redecorating, often with second-hand treasures.

Praise For Glamorous Garbage

Newman captures the little girl's spunk in the text and the playful illustrations and provides a wonderful solution for children who cannot part with things and those who are just plain sloppy. . . . This sweet story addresses a source of battles for many families.' —School Library Journal

Newman's mixed-media illustrations are bright with crisp details, which can make Bobbie's messy room seem especially overwhelming—and her new room seem all the more glamorous. . . . The story is likely to spark ideas for kids longing for room overhauls of their own.' —Kirkus Reviews