Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world's best-loved children's books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Axel is the illustrator of some of the world's best-loved picture books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes.
A hilarious role reversal comedy. * The Observer [The New Review]
Its message is a head-scratcher and the story asks more questions than it answers, which is all rather refreshing in the often overly simplistic land of the modern picture book... Lots to discuss over your dinner. * The Times Childrens Book of the Week *
A lovely rhyming tale of self-sufficiency and confidence, illustrated with humour and brio. * Daily Mail *
A comical rhyming tale with elegant images. * The Sunday Times Culture *
An endearing tale of team spirit. * Daily Express *
The best-selling author of The Gruffalo deploys a story-telling device equally full of cunning in this witty story about the way a King is tricked into doing some work . . . David Robert's blustering King and wimpy Cook are a delight. * LoveReading4Kids *
The queen of rhyming text, Julia Donaldson, has come up with another cracker... Accompanied by beautiful artwork by David Roberts, this book will get read to bits. * iNews *