Mother-and-daughter duo, prizewinning Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry, create a fun new world of characters and adventures in their empowering new series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle.
'What is rubbish today is treasure tomorrow.' Discover Rubbish Island which the Tindims have built entirely from things we have thrown away. Captain Spoons, Mug, Jug, Brew, Skittle and friends are busy recycling when Ethel B Dina is blown out to sea and the Tindims must launch a rescue operation with the help of some friendly fish and surprises along the way.
Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims show keen young ecologists how to help protect our planet for the future.
'An idiosyncratic genius' THE TIMES
'Sally Gardner's tale unfolds with all the beautiful illogicality of a dream' FINANCIAL TIMES
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'This is not only a terrific story for newly independent readers to enjoy on their own but if your junior classes are planning an environmental or recycling unit this would make a super introduction to some serial reading ... Little ones will enjoy the creativity of the Tindims, their quirky personalities and will, no doubt, be able to come up with many ideas of their own' * Just So Stories *
'It takes a skilled and singular talent to create a book that marries an ecological message with a ripping yarn. And here there are two - mother and daughter Gardner and Corry ... This stands as a perfectly realised new world that intrepid young minds will want to return to' * Big Issue *
'A wonderful tale of adventure and friendship ... Told in a beautifully simple but engaging way, it encourages discussion about issues facing our oceans today ... An essential read to inspire little ones to grow up to care about conservation. After finishing it, you'll be eager to read the next instalments!' * VIP Reading *
'A great way of enlightening young minds to the very current problem that plastic waste creates in our oceans today ... A great fictional tale to accompany a primary school topic on plastic waste, recycling and the oceans' * ReadingZone *
'The short, funny stories have an important environmental message as well as lots of inspiration for junk modelling at home. Thanks to the books' sweet illustrations and the dyslexia-friendly font, these chapter books are brilliant for emerging and reluctant readers aged 5+' -- Toppsta
'With the current focus on the environment and its sustainability, this is the perfect series to share with newly independent young readers who are looking for an engaging read that relates to their world but with a little bit of magic and escapism thrown in' -- Barbara Braxton, teacher & librarian
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“A quirky, heartwarming story.”
The Tindims is the first in a series of publications by the mother and daughter pairing of Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry and it will appeal to young readers in spades. It tells the story of Skittle, Admiral Bonnet,... More
This is a very sweet story for under tens. The tindims live on the sea, on an island made of rubbish. They are smaller than humans and make use of the rubbish to build their homes, but they are struggling because of a... More
“Lots of fun”
The Tindims of Rubbish Island is a sweet, funny story with an important environmental message.
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