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Trashy Town - by Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha (Hardcover)

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About this item


  • Meet Mr. Gilly.
  • 4-8 Years
  • 10.1" x 8.3" Hardcover
  • 32 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Business, Careers, Occupations


About the Book

Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town.

Book Synopsis

Meet Mr. Gilly. He cleans up Trashy Town. There's trash at the pizza parlor, trash at the school, and trash at every house. It's a big job, but Mr. Gilly does it with a big truck, a big smile, and loads of style.

Trashy Town features a rhythmic, repeatable refrain that will have children clamoring for repeat readings. Dynamic art from acclaimed illustrator Dan Yaccarino puts the zip in Mr. Gilly's stride and adds style and charm to trash collection.

Perfect for fans of all books about things that GO and how things work--plus for units on community helpers.

Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy Town!

An ALA Notable Children's Book

From the Back Cover

I dump it in
I smash it down
I drive around the trashy town

Meet Mr. Gilly. He cleans up Trashy Town. He does it with a big smile and a big truck--which is sure to make him a hero with all the children in the neighborhood. David Clemesha and Andrea Zimmerman have created a rhythmic, repeatable refrain that will roll off the lips of every child. Dan Yaccarino's dynamic art puts the zip in Mr. Gilly's stride and adds style and charm to trash collection.

2000 Notable Children's Books (ALA)

Dimensions (Overall): 10.1 Inches (H) x 8.3 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: .65 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Business, Careers, Occupations
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover
Author: Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 1999
TCIN: 11468209
UPC: 9780060271398
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-3862
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 8.3 inches width x 10.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.65 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
66% would recommend
3 recommendations


5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mama - 3 years ago
My kids get so excited to watch for the garbage collector every week and this book was a hit! It's repetitive which makes it fun that they can "read" it to themselves. Cute illustrations as well!
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Lots of Love for Trashy Town

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Sarah - 3 years ago
We absolutely love this book. The repetitive nature of the book is one of the things that my son enjoys about it. We even recite the main line every time we see a garbage truck collecting trash. I would definitely recommend this book as well as other books by the same authors.
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2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Alismv - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Wanted to love this book because of the cute illustrations, but unfortunately the text is super repetitive and really not very interesting. Children's books often benefit from repetitive text but this was too much. The description makes it seem like there's a more complex story but there isn't. The not very interesting "story" could be written on maybe 3 pages max with the only textual change being the locations where trash is picked up like "park" or "school." Very disappointed that I purchased this book. Kid lost interest after the first read despite loving garbage trucks. 2 stars for some cute illustrations and decent quality binding.
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