Freddie is desperate for a pet, so when he rescues Bessie-Belle and she offers to grant his wishes he knows just what to ask for. The only problem is that Bessie-Belle can't hear very well, and Freddie tends to mumble. Whatever can they do? Luckily the Fairy Queen is on hand to explain . . . A delightful tale full of Julia Donaldson's trademark rhyme and wit, with a subtle message about hearing impairments.
About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the most popular picture book author writing today. Among her bestselling books are THE PRINCESS AND THE WIZARD (978-1-4050-9076-6), illustrated by Lydia Monks, and CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FOR GREEDY GOOSE (978-1-4050-2190-6), illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Julia is perhaps best known for the modern classic THE GRUFFALO (978-0-333-71093-7), illustrated by Axel Scheffler and now a successful animation.
Karen George, winner of the Waterstone's/Macmillan Children's Books Picture This competition, is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and lives in London with her young family. This is Karen's first picture book.