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Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include What the Ladybird Heard, Tyrannosaurus Drip and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Sara Ogilvie is an award-winning illustrator and printmaker who won the 2011 Booktrust Best New Illustrator Award. The first picture book that she illustrated, Dogs Don't Do Ballet, was also shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. In addition to working on her picture books, Sara lectures in Illustration and Graphic Design at Northumbria University and continues to create work that is exhibited worldwide. She is inspired by many things including old second-hand bookshops, old wives tales and trying to spell sounds. Sara lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.
To look at, read aloud and listen to, this book is a delight. * The Sunday Times *
A new book by Julia Donaldson is always a cause for celebration, and this latest offering is set to be another classic: a heartwarming celebration of books, libraries, reading and friendship, it's got all the trademark poetry Donaldson is renowned for, vibrantly brought to life by Ogilvie's illustrations. A surefire hit. * Huffington Post *
a celebration of books and libraries, perfect for class reading * Angels & Urchins *
Will make both children and parents smile. * Irish Independent *
A satisfying, action-filled story perfectly told, and Sara Ogilvy's illustrations are full of character. * LoveReading4Kids *
A glorious collaboration by a master of the art and a rising star... Donaldson sets out the rhyming story with characteristic panache, perfectly complemented by Ogilvie's bright and busy artwork. * Guardian *
A fun-filled adventure... all recounted in Donaldson's perfectly pitched rhyme and illustrated with joyful brio by Sara Ogilvie. * The Daily Mail *
A brilliant celebration of books, libraries and a very clever dog. * Sunday Express [S Magazine] *
A superbly illustrated tale of clever canines and library magic in Donaldson's ever-exuberant voice. * Metro *