Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Book Review: Clutter Cut Inc.

Is it possible to have too many toys?  Are toys scattered all over the house and yard? If you answered "yes" to these questions, this book is for you.

Clutter Cut Inc., by Lester Lex, is a cute picture book that deals with the problem of "toy clutter". These are toys that are no longer played with but are taking up space in the house and yard.

This book introduces children to the process of sorting toys, deciding which ones to find new homes for and then sharing with others. 

The Problem
Cloot had many, many toys - a lot he never used. Every space in his room was full of toys. They were in the drawers, under his bed and scattered all over his floor. Cloot had a storage shed in the yard that was also full of toys. Some were broken and some needed new batteries. It was a real mess.

The Solution
One day Cloot's dad suggested that Cloot should give some of the toys away. At first, Cloot did not want to give any of the toys away. How would he choose which ones to give away? He finally came up with a plan to help him decide.

Cloot gathered all his toys and spread them on the ground. His dad helped him choose toys to give to boys and girls at the hospital. They boxed them up and Cloot spent the afternoon giving them out.

Clutter Cut Inc.
Soon all the kids from the neighborhood were bringing their toys to share with the children in the hospital. Clutter Cut Inc. was a great success.

My Thoughts
Clutter Cut Inc. is a brand new ebook that has been published in digital format by Silverhouse Books. The book is available for the Kindle and the Nook at the price of $1.99.
I viewed this book on my Kindle for PC Application so that I could appreciate the beautiful color illustrations by Guillermo Piloto. He does a marvelous job conveying the mess that was created from all the clutter.
My favorite thing about this book is that it teaches young children how to decide what to keep and what to give away. This is a difficult skill to learn, even for big kids. This book goes through the process of sorting, choosing, boxing and giving things to others. If children learn this process at a young age, it will be so much easier to live a clutter-free life in adulthood.

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