What a delightful book. Easily drawn into the fanciful world described by the author, it's a book that blends a rip-roaring adventure with important lessons about science and ecology, the emphasis being on the perils facing planet earth from environmental disregard. Lessons kids could pick up on their own from thinking about the scenarios which unfold in the story. And the illustrations, wow! Nothing ordinary about the wonderful art which nicely supports the flow of this story.