Know what I do at night while you re asleep Eat your trash, that s what See those bags I smell breakfast With ten wide tires, one really big appetite, and an even bigger smell, this truck s got it all His job Eating your garbage and loving every stinky second of it And you thought nighttime was just for sleeping


10 thoughts on “I Stink!

  1. Matt Matt says:

    A great story that teaches children all about the wonderful world of garbage collection The story discusses garbage pick up, consumption, and eventual landfill delivery Neo wondered if garbage trucks really stink that much, so perhaps we ought to take a trip to the dump one summer day and test the theory At least now he has a better idea of what happens AFTER tossing something into the rubbish bin.


  2. Tricia Tricia says:

    When you are compelled to read a book over and over and over and over and over again you become acutely aware of usually just the defects of a book, and those defects can torture you and or lead you to do destructive and dishonest things I have disappeared many a book in my house, and I am not proud of it When a book comes along that is written simply and beautifully, with careful rhythm and exciting timing, when it has the flexibility to be read many different ways, promotes no glaring sexi When you are compelled to read a book over and over and over and over and over again you become acutely aware of usually just the defects of a book, and those defects can torture you and or lead you to do destructive and dishonest things I have disappeared many a book in my house, and I am not proud of it When a book comes along that is written simply and beautifully, with careful rhythm and exciting timing, when it has the flexibility to be read many different ways, promotes no glaring sexism or consumerism, and above all when that book is not too long, that is a book to cherish, to keep by the kid s bedside, and to occasionally sing a rousing chorus of Hallelujah in honor of This is a book my kid likes as much as I do And did I mention it s not too long


  3. D& D& says:

    I don t actually like this book, but my one and a half year old son does A lot Trash is one of his favorite words now I think the text is really annoying and tries too hard I m totally dual op, the truck says at one point Also, there s a lot thrown away that could be composted or recycled I m a nerd like that But, like I said, my son loves this book We got it out of the library and I think he s going to need a grief counselor when we have to return it, especially since tonight he s I don t actually like this book, but my one and a half year old son does A lot Trash is one of his favorite words now I think the text is really annoying and tries too hard I m totally dual op, the truck says at one point Also, there s a lot thrown away that could be composted or recycled I m a nerd like that But, like I said, my son loves this book We got it out of the library and I think he s going to need a grief counselor when we have to return it, especially since tonight he started licking a page that features nothing but trash bags being hurled into the air Very disturbing, but cute


  4. Jenn M Jenn M says:

    Rating this based on my son s love of this book It was his favorite for about 1 year when he was 2 We read it several times a day, and I think it was one of the first books from which he began to pick out letters and short words We lived in the country at the time, but had weekly trash service When we heard the trash truck rumbling down our road, he would run outside or to his bedroom window that faced the road and wave at the driver If my son was not in view, the driver would pause in hi Rating this based on my son s love of this book It was his favorite for about 1 year when he was 2 We read it several times a day, and I think it was one of the first books from which he began to pick out letters and short words We lived in the country at the time, but had weekly trash service When we heard the trash truck rumbling down our road, he would run outside or to his bedroom window that faced the road and wave at the driver If my son was not in view, the driver would pause in his pickups and honk the horn, waiting for my son to show up to wave It was a beautiful, innocent childhood ritual that my son still remembers, and I treasurethe start of awareness of routine and others in my toddler son, and the kindness of strangers to accommodate a young child s heartfelt joy.If your youngster is at all into trucks and mechanical things, and what young children particularly boys are not, then you should at least read this book Love the sound words that make the story sound like the real thing Two thumbs up and five stars from my son


  5. Rob Rob says:

    Reads like it should rhyme, but it doesn t.Other than that A pitch perfect children s book Fun illustrations, and a fun story that has a little alphabet learning and a little bit about municipal waste management and how stinky, disgusting things are sometimes also necessary.


  6. Janni Janni says:

    So books about garbage trucks can apparently be rather region centric Because the garbage truck narrator not only has workers on board who toss in loose plastic bags of trash that are lying in piles on the ground instead of in trash bins, but also does all its pickups at night when people are asleep How many places does trash get picked up only after dark Add the garbage barge and it s a fascinating look at how trash pickup happens in New York City, but one that also seems oddly unaware that So books about garbage trucks can apparently be rather region centric Because the garbage truck narrator not only has workers on board who toss in loose plastic bags of trash that are lying in piles on the ground instead of in trash bins, but also does all its pickups at night when people are asleep How many places does trash get picked up only after dark Add the garbage barge and it s a fascinating look at how trash pickup happens in New York City, but one that also seems oddly unaware that it s in a specific and not generic setting Though for adults who know what to look for the illustrations make this clear


  7. Meredith Meredith says:

    my nephew just turned three and got this book for Christmas We read it together and both of us were giggly throughout the whole book It is a clever, hilarious read that any gross lovin kiddo will treasure.


  8. Kelsey Ruggirello Kelsey Ruggirello says:

    This is a fun book about a garbage truck, it explains how it might smell but we would be living in garbage if he didn t pick it up.


  9. H H says:

    Super fun, toddler enjoys a lot, especially the burp page


  10. Kian Kian says:

    Love this book Full of slimy gross things to perk my sons attention and the alphabet