The rubbish monster

and other green tales

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 14x22

Pages: 121

ISBN: 978-88-590-0063-1

Publication date: 01/10/2012


A monster that lives on a rubbish tip, a turtledove in the midst of urban chaos, a magic fire-fly that eats smog. These are some of the characters that inhabit the stories in this book, which, with imagination and a smattering of irony lead us to reflect on the relationship between man, nature and the city: from living alongside animals to the importance of recycling rubbish, to saving energy resources and reducing wastage.
Our cities are becoming ever more grey, chaotic and polluted; even if nature has tried to adapt, animals in urban environments are still foreigners in hostile lands, lands which do not recognise them as citizens. However, man too is often a foreigner in the world which he himself built: this happens when that world betrays the bond with the land and no longer respects the criteria of health, beauty and well-being.
The worksheets at the end of each tale highlight the main aspects and suggest possible practical applications of what has been learnt.
The rubbish monster is meant as a call for children and teens, and not only, to look at their city through new eyes, recognising amidst houses, buildings, roads and cars, the silent presence of nature too. Now more than ever we need to come up with new strategies for coexistence, if we want to keep that thin line which still binds us to her.

- The rubbish monster
- Palombina goes to the city
- The year of the Dog
- Luciérnaga, the magic fire-fly
- The strange story of banana Carmencita