Cloot has too many toys. Many he no longer plays with. So, his dad gives him the task of cleaning up and clearing out, which turns into a fun new project for him and others.
Clutter Cut, Inc. by Lester Lex is a silly and fun way to encourage kids to clean up and clear out their unused toys and donate them to those in need. In this rhyming story, Cloot’s mountain of toys is soon brought under control when he donates some of them to the local children’s hospital and then decides to start Clutter Cut, Inc. so others can get involved too.
Lex takes something that is most likely a problem for many families and helps children create a solution for it. This is an issue my girls and I speak about at great length, as it seems they are never willing to let go of any toy, no matter how long it has been since they’ve played with it. Both girls read this book on my Kindle and managed to get a few things together to donate to our church tag sale. It’s a start.
While it’s difficult to get the full effect of the artwork on my older version Kindle, the girls didn’t seem to mind at all. Guillermo Piloto provided the illustrations for Clutter Cut, Inc. These zany illustrations did an excellent job of sharing the essence of the story. I like how we see some traditional toys–blocks, rubber ducky, and a teddy bear–alongside some odd toys (flying clock).
Clutter Cut, Inc. has been remastered for Kindle and Nook and is currently available for both. I look forward to more from Lester Lex in the future.
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- Publisher:SilverHouse Books
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
- ASIN: B0059CJL86
- SRP: $1.99 (Kindle only)
- SRP: $3.99 (Nook)
I purchased a copy of this book for my Kindle on 7/9/11. This review reflects my honest opinions, for which I received no monetary compensation.