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Preview — The Village Garage by G. Brian Karas
The Village Garage
Through the year and no matter the weather, workers at the Village Garage are always busy. With the help of their trusty trucks, they clean the streets of sticks and leaves in the spring; patch potholes in preparation for summer traffic; pick up the leaves in the fall; and spray the roads with sand and salt during winter. Young truck enthusiasts will love watching the gar
Their culture is strange to most people and the children need to be taught that from a young age.
11/26/11 I'm sure I've read this in a preschool storytime! I just can't remember when. It had to ...more
There's plenty of machines, and jobs to do, and weather to deal with!
I love that you get to see how the work changes throughout the year.
The illustrations are awesome (as always with G. Brian Karas)
and there's more storylines drawn into each picture.
A great book for children who love construction and outdoor work and wonder about all the things that those big machines (and the people who drive them ...more
Enjoyable & informative, albeit a little long for a story that's kind of perfect for K. That's OK though, 1st & 2nd grade will entirely dig it. Good for units on jobs/public helpers, construction and truck fans, seasons, etc.
Love the illustrations - bright, clean, and big enough for story times.
Bonus points for all the fun sound you get to make while reading!
Great text! Illustrations were sketchy and fun. The one exception was the night-time fireworks spread which was just a murky mess.