The trash trucks are coming--monstrous trucks with gnashing grillwork and rattling metal jaws. Everyone helps out on trash day, and Kim and Pete are excited and just a little scared of the big, loud machines. The bright colors, inventive design, and in-yourface perspective present a diverting visual cacophony as the entire community gathers for the big clean-up--the scene includes Einstein, the Statue of Liberty, Santa Claus, Elvis, and the Mona Lisa. Kirk (Lucky's 24-Hour Garage, 1996, etc.) taps into rhythm and sounds that kids will love to shout out; the details are engrossing, from the retro-compost to the burly trash men's underarm hair. Big, bold images make the book an irresistible read; children will thrill to this mucous look at hungry garbage trucks.