Author(s): David Conway
One night in the Silly Savannah a ludicrous Leopard is leapfrogging to bed and a hat-wearing Hyena is half asleep when all of a sudden there is a terrible racket! The animals decide to follow the noise, but they are in for a big surprise - a tiny shrew and her snoring. She is rudely awakened, only for the animals to slump into a heap fast asleep and start their own snuffling and snoring. Time for Shrew to get her own back. 'Giggle-inducing. Conway's tale is well-crafted.' - Kirkus Review 'This wildlife trail unfolds in a romp that's brightly coloured with plenty to spot and laugh at.' - Junior Magazine
A reissue of this perfect bedtime story, illustrated by Charles Fuge, one of the leading lights in children's publishing.
A visual delight. Nursery World Giggle-inducing. Conway's tale is well-crafted. Kirkus Review It is a beautiful example of the quality of Charles Fuge's work. Carousel This wildlife trail unfolds in a romp that's brightly coloured with plenty to spot and laugh at. Junior Magazine Full of lovely humorous touches. School Librarian Big, bold and a pleasure to read aloud. Books For Keeps From beginning to end this tale is a perfect gem. Children's Literature Review
David Conway has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award. He has also been awarded The Peter Pan Silver Star by the Swedish wing of the IBBY and the Parents' Choice Gold Award in the US. His first picture book The Most Important Gift of All with Karin Littlewood was nominated for The Kate Greenaway Medal in 2006. Charles Fuge has been writing and illustrating since 1988. His first picture book, Bush Vark's First Day Out, won The Macmillan Prize and was published whilst he was in his second year at Camberwell School of Art. A year later it went on to win The Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children's picture books. Charles was brought up and educated in Bath and now lives in Dorset. He is passionate about the natural world and its preservation, hence he concentrates on animals and nature in his illustrations. He also plays bass in an alternative pop band.