The Tindims of Rubbish Island: win the first two books in this adorable series

The Tindims are a mysterious cast of characters who live on Rubbish Island, turning human trash into treasure - and getting into all sorts of adventures! Here's how you can win the first two books by Sally Gardner.

Meet the Tindims!

On Rubbish Island, surrounded by plastic bottles and thrown-away toys, there lives a community of tiny people who love turning human trash into treasure - the Tindims!

Created by Sally Gardner and illustrated by her daughter Lydia Corry, these sweet stories for 5-8 year olds about the mess that humans leave behind is a wonderful, gentle way to start talking to children about the importance of looking after the planet and taking responsibility for our rubbish. 

We have the first two books in the series - The Tindims of Rubbish Island and The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle - for three lucky winners to get their hands on, before the next two books in the series arrive later this year.

Q&A with Sally Gardner: Meet the Tindims!

For your chance to win, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021.

Win the first two The Tindims of Rubbish Island books

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Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Tuesday, 30 March 2021.

6. There will be three winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

15. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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