I liked this story. It has comical moments, fun and exciting characters as well as a strong message about taking care of the environment. Mother Earth is one you do not want to mess with. The villain in this one was very creepy for a children's story but they probably did that to portray the severity of the issue. Some of the characters were real oddballs and some were just real goofballs. I prefer the goofballs to the oddballs, myself. I did enjoy this story and I would recommend it for kids.