A quietly charming story with evocative illustrations from the author of Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
and the illustrator of Badger's Parting Gifts
"I'm Captain Commander!" Small Pig said.
"Aye-Aye, Captain Small Pig!" yawned Old Goat. "You are in charge of this boat!"
But Small Pig soon tires of rowing and falls asleep, and before they know it the boat is drifting across the lake, and grumpy Turkey is in for a soaking...
Martin Waddell, award-winning author of Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?
, perfectly captures the magic of a day out.Author Profile
Martin Waddell is one of the finest contemporary children's book writers. Winner of the Smarties Book Prize – for Farmer Duck
and Can't You Sleep, Little Bear? –
he also won the Kurt Maschler Award for The Park in the Dark
and the Best Book For Babies Award for Rosie's Babies
. He was the Irish nominee for the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award. He lives with his wife Rosaleen in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her best-selling picture book Badger's Parting Gifts
is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award.Reviews
There is a knowing satisfaction in this book for the child reader, a salutary reminder about how to treat children for the adult, and summery drawing by Susan Varley, expressing emotions succintly, for the delight of both.,Great fun.,Beautifully illustrated, well written and sensitively told.,A gentle and comforting book.,All told, here is a rather delightful picture book.,Take the masterly author of modern classics Owl Babies
and Farmer Duck
, and add the talented artist for Badger's Parting Gifts,
and we have the recipe for success!