A gorgeous, playful story about the beauty of difference and the pleasure of friendship.
Carol Ann Duffy lives in Manchester, where she is Professor and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her writing for children includes Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, The Skipping Rope Snake and The Tear Thief. Her poetry has received many awards, including the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitbread, Forward and T. S. Eliot Prizes, and the Lannan and E. M. Forster Prize in America. She was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 2009. Her collections include Ritual Lightning, Love Poems and The Bees, which won the Costa Poetry Award. She was made a DBE in the 2015 New Year Honours list. Lydia Monks is one of the most original picture book artists working today. Her distinctive use of colour and collage has won her critical acclaim and several awards, including the Smarties Prize. Her collaborations with Julia Donaldson include the What the Ladybird Heard series and Sugarlump and the Unicorn, and her self-authored books include Aaaaarrgghh, Spider! and Mouse's Big Day. Lydia was born in Surrey and studied Illustration at Kingston University. She now lives in Sheffield.
Fantastic * Observer *
A joyful tale * Financial Times *
bright and enticing * BookTrust *
has the weight and feel of a satisfying bedtime read, ideal for newly independent readers -- Fen Coles, Letterbox Library * Books for Keeps *