From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3–In this rollicking Fourth of July story, Grandma ends up driving the garbage truck because all three of her sons are down with the flu. The intrepid woman suits up and decides to pick up the trash according to schedule so that things are spic and span for the holiday celebration. Along with her young grandson Billy, she inadvertently picks up garlands of roses, a clothesline strung with apparel, and an American flag as she navigates the large truck through the narrow streets. When she steers the vehicle onto the parade route, she toots the horn and waves to the crowd, earning a ribbon for the Most Creative Float. The bright and festive watercolors enhance this lighthearted tale that's perfect for reading aloud.–Alexa Sandmann, Kent State University, OH
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