Mucky Duck is a very special duck - he likes painting, cooking, playing football and he also likes getting VERY MUCKY! And one way or another he always seems to get his friend Oliver very mucky too. Children will love the repetitive line 'O you Mucky Duck!' that appears frequently within the pages. And Neal Layton has used collage to great effect to create some really messy pages our only advice is to dive right in. Perfect for reading aloud for the 3+ age-group.
I've been a children's author for 27 years, and my writing ranges from picture books for the very young to fiction for pre-teens. When children ask me if I've ever written for adults I say that I don't know enough words. They're inclined to believe me, and that I'm 92! (I'm not.) KNOCK KNOCK, WHO'S THERE? is 27 years old in 2013 and still going strong, so I think I can say that it's a classic. As is SHHH! - published in 1991 - which children absolutely adore. I was proud to win the Smarties Gold Award for SPILLED WATER, my novel about a Chinese girl sold into domestic slavery, and I'm proud too of my subsequent books about children of the world who lead difficult lives - BROKEN GLASS, TORN PAGES and BITTER CHOCOLATE. I've always got a book or two on the go, and I guess I always will.
My website is www.sallygrindley.co.uk.