By Author / Illustrator
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback / softback
Halloween has nearly arrived, but a young witch is in a pickle. She has cast a spell and shrunk herself by mistake! When a gust of wind blows her out to sea, her best friend, a little ghost, goes with her. They find themselves landing on Rubbish Island where the Tindims haven't met witches or ghosts before, and the witch and ghost didn't know the Tindims even existed. But Skittle, Brew, Pinch and the gang are soon helping their spooky new friends get back to the right size and home in time for their Halloween parade. And the Tindims give us their tips on how to celebrate Halloween the right way.
Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader, the Tindims of Rubbish Island is an empowering series for 5-8 year olds inspiring conservation and inventive ways to recycle.
This perfectly timed launch brings us the next in the wonderful Tindims series written by a talented mother and daughter duo. In The Tindims of Rubbish Island and the Spooky Secret, Halloween has nearly arrived but a young witch is in a pickle. She has cast a spell and shrunk herself by mistake! When a gust of wind blows her out to sea with her friends, they land on Rubbish Island. The Tindims, who have never met a witch or ghost, don’t know what Halloween is, either, but help their visitors get back to the right size and home in time for their Halloween parade, and give their tips on celebrating Halloween the right way.
This early chapter book has been carefully designed with illustrations on every page and dyslexia-friendly font to encourage the young reader to join the Tindims' adventure. The map at the beginning draws the reader in to the adventure that is about to happen and the cleverly written synopsis of each chapter makes you want to continue reading at every page turn.
It is a clear choice for a class book when learning about conservation and inventive ways to recycle as it is sure to inspire conversations. As a group guided reading book this would lead to interesting comprehension opportunities, discussions, predictions and develop the love of reading. It is a book that pupils will be queuing up to read as a reading for pleasure text and is a must have for the school library.
144 pages / Reviewed by Amanda Shipton, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 5+