Julia Donaldson is an immensely popular children's writer and her books have been published in more than 20 countries. She has won many awards, including the Smarties Gold prize for The Gruffalo. Nick Sharratt is one of the UK's best loved children's illustrators and has more than 100 books to his name. He has written and illustrated many successful titles for Macmillan.
"Charming . . . Rollicking language and bright pictures make this a great choice for reading aloud." --School Library Journal on The Snail and the Whale "A perfect read-aloud, giggle-along-to book by two of the most distinctive creators of children's books." --Publishing News "This book will animate, engage and stimulate babies and have nursery classes jumping about with noisy enthusiasm." --Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week