Billy buys a broken telescope from a junk shop only to discover it leads to a magical world where everyone is named after their feelings.
When Billy's bike doesn't arrive for his seventh birthday, Billy's mum takes him shopping for a new gift. After meeting Mr. Atkins, the old junk shop owner, Billy buys a battered old telescope. As he plays with it later that night, Billy finds a strange inscription engraved around the eye piece. As he read it aloud the telescope bursts into life. Billy in transported to the magical world of Tutani, a world covered by a magical rainbow. Billy meets Dol (short for Doldrums) and together they face many adventures along with Stomp, Brag, Mumble and Cheeri and Bump.
This is a lovely story for young readers.