Dougal was a shy little bear with a heart of gold. He never got to play with the other toys in the house because they were all new and clean and perfect and he was not. He often wished he could be new like them ...Then, one rainy afternoon, Dougal is left outside and ends up in the garbage bin. How much can a teddy bear? But even though he's down, Dougal is not out. He finds a new life and learns that sometimes bad luck can be your best friend. Based on a true story, with photos taken by someone who was there, Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear is a heart-warming and hilarious picture book for all the family - an absolute gem of a picture book.
Matt Dray was inspired to write about Dougal when they met while Matt was working at a garbage dump on the Gold Coast; Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear is that story. Dougal and friends have had much fun and excitement since then and Matt wrote a book about one particular adventure - Dougal and Bumble and the Long Walk Home. Matt Dray currently lives in Queensland. And all the toys do too.