by Mrs. Catherine Farrar
Oiyah the trash eater had been living in the classroom closet for a week.
Oiyah was running out of trash.
He was hungry.
All of a sudden Oiyah smelled chocolate.
Yummy Yummy Chocolate!
Oiyah the Trash Eater is a story written by the author but inspired by the imagination of her first grade students who wondered what happened to the trash left on the floor of the classroom.
Catherine taught elementary school students across the U.S. recognizing the importance of early exposure to literature on the development of imagination and interest in lifelong learning.