Ben's favourite person in the whole, wide world is Gran, and Gran's favourite person is Ben. There is only one problem -- they live a whole, wide world apart. Now Gran is coming to visit. But with rocky rivers, scorching deserts and seasick cats to contend with, will she ever reach Ben's in time for tea? The split page design allows children to follow Gran's amazing journey at the same time as watching Ben busy making his preparations for her visit.
About the Author
Gillian Shields is a new talent in picture books, who has already received wide acclaim with this, her first book. Gillian uses her experience as a drama teacher as inspiration for her writing of both picture books and longer children's fiction. She lives in Sussex with her husband and two children.
Katharine McEwen studied Illustration at Kingston University and then spent two years in France as an artist in residence. Her distinctively witty characterisation has already received wide attention, for example in her work with Allan Ahlberg on the Gaskitt Family series for Walker, the first title in which, THE MAN WHO WORE ALL HIS CLOTHES, won the Children's Book Award for Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud.