The Dumpster Diver (Hardcover)

By Janet S. Wong, David Roberts (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763623807, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2007



One person's trash is another persons's treasure in this vivid picture-book ode to creative recycling -- and to loyal friends.

Anyone can dive for treasure in the ocean, but Steve dives for it in his neighborhood dumpster As he delves into the trash each weekend, Steve encourages his young neighbors (aka the Diving Team) to see the potential in what other people throw away. With a little bit of imagination, trash can be transformed into treasure -- and as the Diving Team soon discovers, it might even help a friend in need.

About the Author

Janet S. Wong is the author of several books and poetry collections for children, including APPLE PIE FOURTH OF JULY, HIDE & SEEK, BUZZ, and THE RAINBOW HAND: POEMS ABOUT MOTHERS AND CHILDREN. She lives in Hopewell, New Jersey. David Roberts is the author and illustrator of the Bertie books, as well as the illustrator of the Eddie Dickens trilogy by Philip Ardagh and of the Little Red books and RAPUNZEL: A GROOVY FAIRY TALE, all by Lynn Roberts. David Roberts lives in London.