Pinch is a packrat. He collects lots of stuff. When his friends decide to hold a tag sale, Pinch is horrified. The last thing he wants to do is recycle his things. But then he realizes that he can make money at a tag sale—enough money to buy more stuff!
How Pinch changes and finds a way to beautify his town will reinforce the benefits of practicing the three R’s— reduce, reuse, and recycle!
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Steven Kroll lives in New York, New York.
Illustrator Steve Cox lives in England.
This cheerful community story illustrates all three parts of the environmentalists’ mantra named in the subtitle. Pinch is a pack rat, in both behavior and species. His house is a temple to hoarding: objects spill from his windows, doors, gutters, and chimneys—even onto the street. When his neighbors invite him to join their tag sale, he declines: “I like all my stuff!” But after he realizes that there is money to be made at the sale, he wheels cartloads of junk to the town square, sells almost everything, and finds that he enjoys seeing others value his overlooked objects. A closing twist brings in Pinch’s pack rat relatives for a community greening effort. Veteran author Kroll’s well-paced text folds the recycling and reuse concepts into an enjoyable story that’s greatly expanded in Cox’s mixed-media, digital illustrations. Although the pictures have an overly processed, slick quality, the busy, bright compositions are filled with details that will invite kids back for repeated viewings of Pinch’s overflowing house and his friendly, eco-minded animal neighbors. Preschool-Grade 2. --Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Two Lions, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110761455701
Book Description Two Lions. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0761455701 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0316338