ISBN 978-1-922957-96-2

Derek the Waste Warrior

Derek is very hungry, but all he can find to eat is RUBBISH!

Join Derek and his friends on their mission to learn about the harmful effects of littering.


Debbie McNeill author photo

About the Author

Debbie McNeill grew up in East Maitland in New South Wales. After studying teaching at the University of New England in Armidale, she worked as a primary school teacher. Her first teaching job was at a small school in Singleton.

Debbie is currently working as a teacher in a private school in Canberra with her husband and her fun-loving pug. Passionate about all things healthy and environmental, she has been inspired to be a waste warrior herself by teaching children about recycling.

For more information, visit her Instagram profile @derek_the_waste_warrior

Bridget Acreman illustrator photo

About the Illustrator

Bridget Acreman believes that creating art makes her a better person. She adores making fun, bright, and happy illustrations that bring people joy!

Bridget grew up in Bundanoon NSW. Living only a short walk to the national park made her childhood full of outdoor adventure and nature appreciation which is a large inspiration for her work. Her stationery and gift brand Stray Leaves is named after her childhood home. Now based in the Central Coast NSW, she is constantly inspired by the beautiful bushland and ocean that surrounds her.