The pampered family cat is upset and confused! He simply can t understand what this new creature is that's arrived in the house. It has sharp teeth, sleeps all day, screams all night, throws its food about and is very smelly! He begins to imagine the terrible possibilities, which every parent and sibling will understand. However, it doesn't take long for the cat to realise that "... I love the Scummage and the Scummage loves me. It's not monstrous at all, it's a sweet little baby!" The Scummage is charmingly narrated in rhyme by the voice of the cat and is filled with beautifully detailed illustrations.
Nicholas Halliday was born in London and grew up in Surrey. He studied at Epsom School of Art and Design, Lancashire University and Kingston University. Following his graduation from Kingston with a BA in Graphic Design, he worked as a designer and illustrator. Since publishing his first books 'The Lonely Tree' and 'The Scummage', he has run the independent children's publisher HallidayBooks producing original children's titles. He has created several commissioned books and is currently working on the long awaited prequel to The Lonely Tree.
Nicholas is a patron for the children's charity 'Jigsaw4U' and works closely with other charities including 'Child Bereavement UK' where The Lonely Tree is used extensively.
See more of his work at www.hallidaybooks.com.