This is a warm, rich tale about having too many toys. A young boy lives in a very messy bedroom cluttered full of toys. He ignores the mess, and it grows and grows, until suddenly it takes on a life of its own. The boy is chased out of the bedroom by the mound of toys, and realises that he needs to clean up. The picturebook responds to concerns about consumer society, such as the tension between needing and wanting when it comes to possessions. The visual narrative creates an opportunity to discuss the responsibility of living sustainably and over-consumption. Children aged 8-11 years will find much to talk about as they debate the value of some items over others, and our responsibility over ensuring our own environment is tidy, clean, and organised.