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Thursday 1 September 2016

Review: Gus's Garage

I just love Gus. He's such a resourceful fellow. His garage is jammed with all manner of recycled delights that could come in handy for something.

When Rico the rhino arrives on his moped, he can barely fit on the tiny little seat. Not a problem--hey presto! Gus attaches an old armchair and Rico is one happy rhino with a comfy bottom.

When Gina giraffe drives up in her convertible with a rather chilly neck, Gus can absolutely sold her problem. And what of Miss P the penguin whose retro car lacks the air conditioning she so requires? No problemo! There's use in an old pink fridge, yet.

I love the recycling theme in this book. It's a heck of a lot of fun to see what creative solution Gus will come up with for each of his problem-ridden friends.

Rhyming text and stunningly-crafted illustrations are a real treat for readers of all ages, as is the smile-inducing ending that sees Gus solve his own filthy-from-a-long-day-at-work problem.

Warm, beautifully crafted and stacks of recycled fun, it's always a pleasure to see what Leo Timmers will get up to next,

Title: Gus's Garage
Author/Illustrator: Leo Timmers
Publisher: Gecko Press, $16.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2016
ISBN: 9781776570935
For ages: 3 - 6
Type: Picture Book