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.
A visual delight. -- Nursery World 20100819 Giggle-inducing. Conway's tale is well-crafted. -- Kirkus Review 20101001 It is a beautiful example of the quality of Charles Fuge's work. -- Carousel 20101001 This wildlife trail unfolds in a romp that's brightly coloured with plenty to spot and laugh at. -- Junior Magazine 20101001 Full of lovely humorous touches. -- School Librarian 20101001 Big, bold and a pleasure to read aloud. -- Books For Keeps 20100901 From beginning to end this tale is a perfect gem. -- Children's Literature Review 20101201
David Conway has been shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award for The Great Nursery Rhyme Disaster. 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 for Lila and the Secret of Rain. 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.