This wonderful collection of stories has been enjoyed in particular by children around the age of five years. Coming from all over the world, they include the tale of Eric and his elephant, of the hungry hedgehog who decides to eat hamburgers, of the Indian King who never takes a bath and of the little girl who yearns for a special pair of trainers. These are stories to enjoy alone, or to share with parents, friends, brothers and sisters.
Wendy Cooling was educated in Norwich. After travelling, she became a teacher which she later left to work as Head of the Children's Book Foundation. She is now a freelance book consultant and reviewer. Among the authors included in this anthologyare, Vivian French, Margaret Mahy, Ted Hughes, Ann Cameron and Eve Rice.