One evening a little girl and her mother go out across the fields and down to the shore. They paddle and splash in the water, they make footprints in the sand, they sit and stare at the lights in the bay. It is a night they will always remember, just the two of them together by the big big sea. Martin Waddell has also written "Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?" (winner of the 1988 Smarties Book Prize and the Kate Greenaway Medal), "Let's Go Home, Little Bear", "The Park in the Dark" (winner of the 1989 Emil/Kurt Maschler Award), "Rosie's Babies" (winner of the 1990 Best Books for Babies Award), "Farmer Duck" (winner of the 1991 Smarties Book Prize), "The Hidden House" (winner of the 1991 W.H. Smith Illustration Award) and the "Little Dracula" stories.