What a great little fairy tale! This is really an environmental stewardship story posing as a fairy tale, but it gracefully straddles both genres. While stories such as The Lorax have wonderful messages, William the Curious presents a similar environmental message in a bite-sized way. Maybe we can't all stop the big environmental polluters, but maybe we can all protect that which is right under our noses and in that way work together to keep our world beautiful and livable.
My niece and nephew both enjoyed this book a great deal. The story was well-written and the illustrations were beautiful. The story was a little bit lengthy, so it might not be the most ideal bedtime story, but it is certainly well worth reading.