Author(s): John Burningham
Granpa nurses his granddaughter's dolls, mistakes her strawberry-flavoured pretend ice-cream for chocolate, takes her tobogganing in the snow, and falls in with her imaginary plans to captain a ship to Africa, like all good Granpa's should. It is a friendship that children who read this book will long remember.
John Burningham's first book, "Borka", was published in 1963 and since then he has published numerous children's books and won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice.
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. It has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice and has enjoyed a very distinguished career