Title: The Dumpster Diver
Author: Janet S. Wong
Illustrator: David Roberts
Reviewed by: Nikolas C., Grade III
Is garbage really garbage? Have you ever stopped to think that you can make so many things out of it? If you like to think about making creative things, then read The Dumpster Diver. In this book, the dumpster diver team works together. The kids help the Dumpster Diver get all the beetles and bugs off him and the garbage treasure he pulls out of dumpster. Then they make the garbage into something else like a paraskater!
This story takes place in a back alley and an apartment building in a city. It looks like New York. The most important places in the book are the dumpster and the basement and Steve's apartment.
Steve is a person who doesn't want to buy stuff that is in the store. He is extraordinary. He likes to go in the back alley and dive in the the dumpster to find things. He is very cool because he can make a lot of good things. He has a good and creative mind. This character reminds me of myself because I like to be creative too.
I like how the words that tell the story are on cardboard, bits of paper, and tape in the pictures. I made a connection between the pictures in this book as the ones in the book Iggy Peck, Architect. They kind of look the same, especially the boy named Johnny. Both books have the same illustrator! I love David Roberts illustrations because you can feel like you are there.
I recommend this book because it just takes you away to this place and you want to go dumpster diving! It seems so fun and I love their creativity. Anybody else who wasn't creative would want to be creative after they saw what they could do with garbage in this book. It just bursts you away to creative land!
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