For any parent who wants their young children to grow up caring about the environment, this book is a must. The story is about an old man who 'looks after' a rubbish dump, by sorting through and saving useful things and caring for the wildlife that manages to make it their home. The ending is a triumph! As in other Colin Thompson books, the illustrations are exquisitely detailed, leading to hours of scrutiny by children and adults alike. This is the first Coliln Thompson book I ever bought, and since then I've collected every one I can get. My children are 9 and 6 and still love them after years and we all re-read them constantly. There are tiny things to find on every page as usual which makes for great games of 'can you spot......?'
I can't recommend this book more highly.