by G. Brian Karas
Henry Holt, 2010. Unpaged. Picture Book.
Chosen by the New York Times as one of the best picture books of 2010, The Village Garage tells the story of the workers at the local garage who clean up trash and green waste, repair the bridge and the phone lines when a big storm blows through, and plow the roads in a snowstorm. A particular delight for young boys, The Village Garage is also home to all manner of machinery: a wood chipper, a steamroller, chainsaws, picks and shovels, and a front loader. Beginning in Spring and cycling through the seasons to spring cleaning again, The Village Garage is a worthy successor to Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel or Katy and the Big Snow.