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Written by Sally Gardner
Illustrated by Lydia CorryWrite A Review
Still and sparkling adventures by a wonderfully inventive author
Sally Gardner’s stories of the Tindims, little people who, like nautical Borrowers, collect up the rubbish floating in the sea and reuse it, are as full of adventure as they are of charm, mixing a refreshing innocence with a real sense of urgency about the need for humans to change our ways. In this story Tiddledim the explorer is sailing into Turtle Bay, Granny Gull is baking cakes and just about everyone else is searching for the Bottlerama, the special instruments Tindims use to welcome visitors to Rubbish Island. Made from ten green bottles, it makes a sound as if the clouds are singing. But the Bottlerama needs fixing, and the Tindims can’t find enough glass bottles, though they’ve got lots (and lots) of plastic ones. Things work out happily, and the story ends with the Tindims singing along to their new Bottlerama, while a whale has been helped in the process too. The story will appeal to all eco-conscious young readers as well as those who dream of independent adventures. The font is dyslexia friendly and with illustrations by Lydia Corry throughout (as well as a simply gorgeous colour map on the inside cover) these stories are accessible to all readers.
Printed in dyslexia-friendly font with pictures on every page and perfect for the reluctant reader.
The Tindims and the Ten Green Bottles is printed in a dyslexia-friendly font while Corry’s cheery illustrations break up the text on every page. With an additional counting element and a hidden bug to spot on certain pages, this is the perfect series for 5 to 8-year-olds of all reading abilities.
In their third adventure Ethel B Dina, who looks after the fish hospital and loves to sing, needs ten green, glass bottles to complete her musical Bottleramma. But she is surrounded by too many plastic bottles which do not make music.
Join the Tindims in their glass bottle hunt and meet the Tindims explorer, Tiddledum. 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.
Praise for Sally Gardner & Lydia Corry;
'An idiosyncratic genius' The Times
'Gardner remains the patron saint of the reluctant reader' Daily Telegraph
'Sally Gardner can always surprise' Books for Keeps
'Sally Gardner's tale unfolds with all the beautiful illogicality of a dream' Financial Times
'Slightly older fairytale fans will relish Lydia Corry's delicious pictures' Guardian, on Eight Princesses and a Magic Mirror
|Publication date:||8th April 2021|
|Publisher:||Head of Zeus, a Zephyr Book|
|Suitable for:||5+ readers, 7+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Ecological and Environmental, Fantasy / Magical|
|Collections:||2021 Preview - Mega Books on the Horizon,|
|Other Categories:||Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 5+, Dyslexia Friendly Books for Interest age 7+|
Sally Gardner is an award-winning novelist from London. Her books have been translated into 22 languages and have sold more than one million copies in the UK. Her historical novel for older readers, I, Coriander, won the Smarties Children's Book Prize in 2005. Two thrillers both set at the time of the French Revolution, The Red Necklace and The Silver Blade, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 2009, followed. Actor Dominic West (The Wire) has bought the film rights to both titles. Her YA novel, The Double Shadow, was published in 2011 to critical acclaim. Sally Gardner's stories for ...More About Sally Gardner
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