Four friends, three big and one little, are out for a walk. Suddenly, they spot it - a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! They simply MUST have it and - SHH! - they have a PLAN. So they tip-toe, tip-toe very slowly, nets poised - "Ready one ... ready two ... ready three ... GO!" But, at the turn of the page, we find a ridiculous bunch of very tangled characters and a blissfully oblivious bird, flying away. One hilarious foiled plan after another and it's clear that this goofy trio CANNOT catch that elusive birdie! But the littlest of this group, a quiet spectator up until now, knows that a bit of kindness and sweetness can go a lot further than any elaborate scam. Will his three friends follow his gentle lead or will they get themselves into even more trouble?
Chris Haughton is an Irish designer and author living in London. He was listed in Time magazine's 'DESIGN 100' for the work he has been doing for¬†fair trade clothing company¬†People Tree. His debut book A BIT LOST was first published in English in September 2010. It has been translated into 19 languages and won 10 awards in 8 countries. In Ireland it won the Bisto Children's book of the year and the Eilís Dillon Award for Best Debut Book. In Holland, the Dutch Picture Book of the Year 2012 and in Italy the Premio Andersen Award for overall best published children's book in Italy 2013. OH NO GEORGE! came out in March 2012 and amongst others, won the Junior Magazine Book of the Year. It was nominated for the Greenaway Medal and the Roald Dahl Funny award. SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN, Chris's third book was published in 2014.
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In 2012, together with¬†Akshay Sthapit¬†he has¬†co-founded a fair trade company in Nepal called NODE. It operates as a non profit and aims to connect the worlds best designers with fair trade organisations. For their first exhibition they asked 18 artists to each design a rug for the Design Museum in London. They are currently being sold online and through the Design Museum Shop.