A Day with a Garbage Collector

From the Series Meet the Community Helpers!

In this title, beginning readers follow Tom and Tammy, a team of garbage collectors, on their morning route. Readers will learn about the collectors' many responsibilities, including picking up trash and recycling bins from homes, driving and operating garbage trucks, and checking the trucks for safety. Vibrant illustrations and carefully leveled text will engage young readers in a supportive educational fiction reading experience.

Children can learn more about garbage collectors and garbage trucks using Fact Surfer, our safe online search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. This book also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a picture glossary, an index, a table of contents, and a quiz to reinforce content.

Grasshopper Books offers simple, fun fiction for emerging readers. A Day with a Garbage Collector is part of Jump!'s Meet the Community Helpers! series.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Category New!
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Grasshopper Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-01-01
BISACS JUV006000, JUV023000, JUV043000
Dewey 428.6
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 370
Guided Reading Level H
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Meet the Community Helpers

Early readers will love to learn about how veterinarians, bus drivers, construction workers, and garbage collectors work hard to serve people and animals in their communities. Each book features common situations associated with each job: Dr. Jenny has a busy day treating animals at her clinic, including a turtle and a cat, while Tom and Tammy the garbage collectors start their day before the sun comes up to make sure their community stays clean and healthy.

Each volume includes a short reading guide for educators and caregivers, a one-question quiz at the end of the narrative to ensure comprehension, a picture glossary and index, and a diagram of common tools used in each profession. Easy-to-read text, smooth story line transitions, and simple illustrations make this series ideal for those who are beginning to read independently or with the help of a caregiver.

VERDICT: This simple yet versatile series is a great addition to smaller early learning collections.

Author: Avery Toolen

Illustrator: Dean Gray