Josie and the Trouble With Trash by Beth Handman, Kenny Burno, and Antonia Bruno is a children's book about helping clean up trash at the beach and other public places that get littered quickly. Josie, the main character, and her brother, Damien, are staying with their Grandma Carman for the summer. Damien wants to stay at his grandma's and live there, but their dad won't allow it! While the siblings and their grandma are at the beach playing, Josie sees a water bottle in the ocean--a water bottle that inspired her to help pick up trash at the beach.
Josie and the Trouble with Trash was a lot longer than I expected. When I first saw it, it seemed like a children's book for younger kids. This book is inspirational because of how the characters help prevent the water pollution from getting worse.
As readers gets farther into Josie's story with trash, they will get more and more sucked in. As readers get to the end of the book, they will be sad to see the characters go. This book is part of a series, so you won't have to say goodbye to the characters for long! Be sure to read Josie and the Trouble with Trash the next time you need a good story to read.
My favorite thing about this book was it was so inspiring because of how the kids helped. One thing I didn't like about it was how the story began. The first sentences were not as interesting as I would have hoped, but overall, I enjoyed the book.