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Why Is the Cow on the Roof?

By Robert Leeson

Five ridiculously entertaining short stories illustrated by the best-loved artist behind The Gruffalo.

There are lots of questions to be answered in these five funny tales, perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Michael Rosen. Who's next for the chop? Why are you such a noddy Big Ears? And of course, Why is the cow on the roof? You'll find the answers to these all-important questions in these five hilarious stories, based on lots of different tales from around the world.

  • "Draws on folk tales from all over the world... All five stories are retold with exceptional verve and freshness." Gillian Cross, The Telegraph
  • A re-imagining of classic folk tales by a recipient of the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the illustrator behind The Gruffalo.
  • Quick-witted, evocative and charming tales, perfect for confident young readers.

About the author

Robert Leeson (1928-2013) wrote many books for children, including Smart Girls (shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize), Smart Girls Forever, The Adventures of Idle Jack, Lucky Lad and Why's the Cow On the Roof? He also wrote five stories about Grange Hill school, based on characters from the popular 1980s TV series, and ran writing workshops for children; in 1985 he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for his services to children's literature.

About the illustrator

Axel Scheffler is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed illustrator of some of the most well-loved children’s books, most famously The Gruffalo, written by Julia Donaldson. His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world.

ISBN: 9781406380538
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 03/05/18 at 23:52:53
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