'If you want to encourage children to enjoy a visit to an art gallery, this is the ideal picture book.' -- Books for Keeps, September 2001
About the Author
Meredith Hooper was born in Australia. An Antarctic specialist, she has made several research trips to the continent. In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctica Medal by the US Congress. Her books for Frances Lincoln include The Pebble in my Pocket
, which is the only children's book ever to be shortlisted for the Dingle History of Science Book Award.
Allan Curless was a political cartoonist for 16 years, working mostly for the Sunday Times
. His first children's book, Cat's Song
with Andrew Matthews, was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award and the Smarties Prize in 1994. He died in 1997.
Mark Burgess has written and illustrated over 40 books and illustrated a further 40 by other authors. He lives in Taunton, Somerset.
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