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Friday 25 September 2020

Review: The Tindims of Rubbish Island

Tindims are special little beings. They live on Rubbish Island and they’re the most amazing recyclers in the world, collecting floating rubbish and turning it into fabulous and useful things. Nothing is wasted on Rubbish Island.

Timdims scour the seas for rubbish treasures, have lovely festivals and celebrate the usefulness of the things others throw away.

But when the rubbish in the seas starts increasing, and bottle mountain grows from all the bottles being thrown away, Rubbish Island faces peril as Captain Spoons finds he is unable to see around the great mountain to navigate Rubbish Island in the right direction.

The Tindims must work together to get Rubbish Island back on course so they can get to warm waters for the Brightsea Festival.

The Tindims of Rubbish Island is a beautiful junior fiction read, exploring themes of recycling and reusing in the most amazing, engaging and invisible way.

The book isn’t preachy at all; it’s imaginative and creative. The idea of little people turning pieces of rubbish into houses, vehicles and mountains is gold. It invites kids into a special little world and gifts them a large cast of cool characters to fall in love with.

I love the funky illustrations and layout of this one. Lovely black and white pictures throughout, fun diagrams and the most beautiful chapter headings make the book fun to explore and welcoming for new readers.

Mother-daughter duo Sally Gardner and Lydia Corry deliver something so special with The Tindims of Rubbish Island. This is a fabulous new junior series, and I highly recommend it for all junior readers looking for something new.

Title: The Tindims of Rubbish Island
Author: Sally Gardner
Illustrator: Lydia Corry
Publisher: Head Of Zeus, $12.99
Publication Date: 2 September 2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781838935672
For ages: 7 - 9 
Type: Junior Fiction