when your six-year-old nephew is visiting, and his mom is going out to dinner with you, and he just needs the comfort that only a book about smashed-up cars will offer.
What can I say about Crashed, Smashed, and Mashed: a Trip to Junkyard Heaven that the title itself doesn't tell you? It's all about what happens to the car's battery, oil, brake fluid after it's junked—what's not to love? And hey, that even makes it sort of perfect for earth day! This one goes out to Charleston Chew—a young man well able to recognize a great book.