Master storyteller Colin Thompson returns with a newly illustrated special edition collection. Brimming with acclaimed stories about the inhabitants of one particular garden, the stories are witful and whimsical, by turns hilarious and sad, showcasing Colin at his mischievous best.
Sid the mosquito isn't the only one exploring the delights of house Number Fourteen and its overgrown garden. Derek the rat is sniffing out old socks for supper. Ethel the chicken is busy trying to persuade the world she is not an orange, while Arnold the mouse is spending more time in the trap than out of it. Frank the ant has a terrible headache and just wants to be left alone, and Joey the budgie is having a bath in the dog's bowl.
Since he started writing and illustrating children's books in 1990, Colin Thompson has had more than 50 books published. He has received several awards, including an Aurealis Award for the novel How to Live Forever and the CBC Picture Book of the Year in 2006 for The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley. He has been shortlisted for many other awards, including the Astrid Lindgren Award - the most prestigious children's literature prize in the world. Colin lives in Bellingen, Australia. His books with Random House Australia include How to Live Forever, numerous picture books, The Floods series, The Dragons series, The Big Little Book of Happy Sadness picture book, which has been shortlisted for the 2009 Children's Book Council Award for Best Picture Book, and Free to a Good Home.
Random House Australia
Author: Colin Thompson