W 2000 Blue Peter Book Awards: The Best Book to Read Aloud
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a star author and illustrator team within the children's book world and the creators of many best-selling and prize-winning books. The winning combination of Julia's rhyming stories and Axel's humorous illustrations has brought them huge international success, with their books being translated into over 27 languages.
A rollicking good time. (School Library Journal) A clever, exuberant story in rhyme with strong, color-saturated pictures to match . . . This is a sure bet. (Booklist)