Gus's Garage

Gus's Garage

4.23 (220 ratings by Goodreads)
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Gus's workshop is chock-full of odds and ends. When his friend Rico comes over with a problem--his scooter seat is way too small for a rhino--Gus finds just the thing to fix it.

One by one Gus's friends bring him their vehicles and Gus solves their troubles with ingenious solutions. No job is too difficult for Gus!

Soon the workshop is almost empty. Is anything left to solve Gus's own problem at the end of a long day?

Gus's Garage is Leo Timmers at his best: effortlessly simple text, intricately detailed illustrations, and vehicles galore.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 246.38 x 266.7 x 12.7mm | 453.59g
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1776570928
  • 9781776570928
  • 251,967

Review quote

"Gus the pig, the good-natured star of Leo Timmers's Gus's Garage (Gecko, $16.99; ages 3 to 8) also knows his cars and, as his ever-present smile attests, delights in inventing new ones. When a penguin overheats or a hare needs a turb charge they turn to Gus, who customizes their vehicles using the pile of 'bits and bobs' heaped alongside his shop. Each page spread presents the garage from the same vantage point, and this well-crafted stage set allows the reader to track the refuse pile's dwindling inventory. By the end of the book only a little tree stands where the pile once stood. The tree provides a home for an odd assortment of birds, proving once again that everything can be made useful. This is an amusing book to reread, since even the smallest details are assigned a narrative purpose. Clearly, one animal's clutter is another pig's livelihood in this buoyant, rhyming tale."--The New York Times Book Review

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Rating details

220 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 43% (95)
4 38% (83)
3 18% (40)
2 1% (2)
1 0% (0)
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