Author(s): Nicola Moon
Strange footprints have appeared outside JJ Rabbit's burrow - there must be a monster on the loose! Mole, Owl and Squirrel crowd into their friend's burrow until morning...Only Owl is brave enough to look when they all hear some strange sounds in the middle of the night and discovers the mysterious monster is Badger, making 'footprints' with his heavy bundle. In the second story, JJ, Mole and Squirrel set off in search of an adventure. They walk for miles past fields of corn and cows, have sticky encounters with a muddy river bank and finally get lost in the dark - until Owl arrives to lead them safely home.
Nicola Moon has a real gift for storytelling, and her simple, rhythmic style is perfect for this young age group. She has had picture book success with Lucy's Picture and Penguins in the Fridge, and is also the author of Alligator Tails and Crocodile Cakes, one of the launch titles for the I Am Reading series. Nicola lives with her family in Swindon, Wiltshire. Ant Parker has built a strong reputation in the children's book world for his distinctive, vibrant work in titles such as Big Fish, Little Fish, which was animated for BBC Children's TV, and Desmond the Dog, which featured as a Waterstones Book of the Month (all Macmillan). For Kingfisher he has illustrated the pop-up counting book 10 Little Monsters, and the transport series for pre-school children, Amazing Machines, written by Tony Mitton.