Twenty-four top tales! A brilliant collection, specially selected to appeal to four year olds. The collection features a host of famous and best-loved children's writers including Dick King-Smith, Italo Calvino, Alison Lurie, Leila Berg, Joan Aiken, Margaret Mahy and Russell Hoban. Each story is wittily illustrated with lively half-tone artwork by Caroline Dinan. From the everyday to the amazing, her are stories about a paper palace, a thin king, a toy donkey, a very fierce bear and a flying apple pie. This wideranging anthology of funny and exciting stories is sure to enthrall and entertain all young readers.
Jane Olliver was born in New Zealand. She began her career as a teacher before moving into children's publishing as an editor. She was Publishing Director of Grisewood and Dempsey, the book packager and publisher which became Kingfisher Books. Jane lives in Suffolk with her husband and daughter. Annabel Spenceley has illustrated a number of titles for Kingfisher. These include the Bedtime Stories, Spooky Stories and Animal Stories Treasuries.
The Adventures of Little Mouse - Margaret Mahy; My Naughty Little Sister Goes to the Pantomime - Dorothy Edwards; Five - Barbara Sleigh; The Little Brute Family - Russell Hoban; Little Dog Turpie - Leila Berg; A Bed for Tiny Ted - Margaret Joy; The Thin King and the Fat Cook - Donald Bisset; One Very Small Foot - Dick King-Smith; Horace - Alice B. Coats; The Easter Surprise - Nancy Blishen; What We Need Is a New Bus - Jean Chapman; The Black Geese - Alison Lurie; Rachel's Cat - Alison Leonard; There's Some Sky in this Pie - Joan Aiken; The Paper Palace - Paul Biegel; The Goose and Her Little Iron House - Italo Calvino; The Limp Little Donkey - Judy Bond; The Hungry Bunyip - Virginia Ferguson; Little Pig and the Hot Dry Summer - Margaret Gore; The Great Supermarket Trolley Race - Edward Blishen; 'Fraidy Mouse - Anne Wellington; Mrs Mopple's Washing Line - Anita Hewett; The Little Dragon and the Snowman - Iris Smith; Harry and the Lady Next Door - Gene Zion.