Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Glamorous Garbage by Barbara Johansen Newman #review & giveaway #WIN

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Bobbie has a problem.  A problem I know all to well at my house. She has a lot of stuff in her room and no where to put it.  In my house the kids always have trouble parting with belongings.  I think it has to do something with their parents collecting stuff.  This book came at a perfect time as we are having a new baby in the fall and need to downsize everyone's 'collections'.

About the book:

 Bobbie’s room is so full of stuff that she and her best cousin Joanie can barely find a place to play. When her mom gives her two weeks to clear out the clutter, she comes up with the perfect plan: She’ll collect other people’s discards. Then she’ll turn the trash into treasures! But it seems she may need some help to make her dream of a glamorous big-kid room come true. Here’s a funny new take on a classic kid problem—what to do with a messy room. The solution is both clever and ecologically-minded.


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My Thoughts:

This book was adorable.  I read it to my 4 year old and the first thing he noticed was how messy Bobbie's room was.  It gave us the perfect opportunity to talk about purging some of our things to make room for new.  I loved that her Mom gave her a timeline to get it done and as it approached she went to her Mom to ask for help. Sometimes a job like that is super big and needs a little extra parental help.  While this book was really a cute read, it had a great lesson about keeping things organized. We will read this one often over the next few weeks as we start to clear out our things.

 3 lucky winners will win a copy of Glamorous Garbage!


  1. I would read it to both of my boys. Who doesn't need a story about messy rooms!?

  2. I would read this book to all our kids, but I think it would particularly helpful for our youngest!

  3. Thanks for your great review of Glam Garbage! true confession: this book is based on real life--MY real life! Getting organized and and de-cluttering has been my constant goal forever; I am a born pack rat and collector. Bobbie is my alter ego. The good news is that get a little better every year....;-)


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