Hodge Podge Lodge (a rubbish story) is anything but! (although rubbish is the focus of the story).
This is a charming tale highlighting the problems of litter and consuming too many things.
The Pigwigs are a family who make a great deal of mess. But they never consider where their rubbish actually goes… Unfortunately for their neighbours, the rubbish causes many problems, including Duck getting stuck in an old fishing line and Fox cutting himself on broken glass. The neighbours call a meeting and decide it simply ‘won’t do!’. They decide to return all of the rubbish to the Pigwigs. But what will the Pigwigs do with the rubbish now?
There is a traditional feel to the story and I love all the characters and they are brought to life by Priscilla Lamont’s fantastic illustrations. This feels like the type of story I grew up with, but also is very current with the topic of the environmental impact we make on the world.
Hodge Podge Lodge is a fantastic book and sure to prompt many discussions about recycling and waste, and I can see schools using it regularly.
Reviewer’s own copy – we love it that much!