Discover the most entertaining way to spend the year: with a spot of spring cleaning (that ends in a mess), a summer picnic (invaded by ants), Halloween dress-up (or not, if you’re already scary) and the only thing to be done in December…


John Yeoman (Author)
John Yeoman was for many years Head of English at the French Lycée in London. His collaboration with Quentin Blake began in 1960, and has resulted in a long list of successful children’s books of which a number of earlier well-loved titles are now being republished by Andersen Press for new generations of readers.

Quentin Blake (Illustrator)
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year’s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.


Revels in a kind of bonkers Englishness

Evening Standard, Best Books of 2017

This heartwarming book takes us through the calendar year and a rhyming story reflects each month wonderfully… Blake’s immediately recognisable flourish gives this book instant appeal and his stamp on anything suggests quality and humour


Very funny, with lots of gentle humour and earthy illustrations from Quentin Blake that really capture the fizz and farce of close family life.


A book to treasure all year round

Lovereading4Kids, Book of the Month October 2017

Exuberantly illustrated

The Bookseller

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