When it comes to children’s stories, why do certain vehicles get all the fanfare?
Why is it that some crazy cat named Mike and some old steam shovel gets the approval of the masses?
Why do a bunch of race cars fill the silver screen?
Why not a dump truck?
To me, it’s more real life.
How often does little Billy see a talking race car zip down his street?
Not often, I bet.
When was the last time little Sally watched a steam shovel dig the foundation for a new highrise three-story building?
I bet that tiny Johnny has seen a garbage truck.
I bet Mary Anne has held her nose as one passed while she and her friend Svetlana played pretend lawyer while on the sidewalk.
Therefore, I propose that a story should be told about Garbage Truck George.
He doesn’t talk.
He just drives around hating life with a bunch of dudes riding his back all the time.
Everyday, he gets stuffed with nasty refuse and leaves a wake of stench wherever his belching engine takes him.
No one wants to play with him.
He has a government job and doesn’t get along well with others.
So watch the book shelves at your local Wal-Mart or Dollar Store.
Garbage Truck George: Full of Crap and Hating It.
What other vehicles would make for a great children’s story?