Author(s): Margaret Mahy
When Mama tells Baby that she's made a lovely lunch for him, she doesn't know that the animals are listening at the window. And they are much hungrier than Baby. While Mama bangs on her drums - boom-biddy-boom-biddy-boom-boom-boom - the yellow cat, the brown dog, the red rooster, the black-faced sheep and the brown-and-white cow each eats a titbit thrown on the floor by Baby. Good Baby gets a banana for pudding and, this time, he eats it all up. Boom-biddy-boom-biddy-yum-yum-yum!
MARGARET MAHY, the bestselling and much-admired children's author who, sadly, died in 2012, wrote more than 200 books for children and is considered one of the outstanding children's writers of the twentieth century. She was given the Hans Christian Andersen medal, the highest international recognition granted for children's books, and also won the Carnegie Medal, twice. Her other picture books for Frances Lincoln include Dashing Dog, illustrated by Sarah Garland, and Down the Back of the Chair, Bubble Trouble and The Man from the Land of Fandango, all illustrated by Polly Dunbar. MARGARET CHAMBERLAIN is a respected bestselling illustrator of children's books. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Has Anyone Seen Jack?, Look Out He's Behind You, Tales from Grimm, My Two Grannies and My Two Grandads. She lives in Dorset.