The farmer is snoozing on the hay in his barn, surrounded by his dozy animals, when the fly buzzing about lands on his nose! Of course he sneezes, which sets off a long chain of consequences, until finally the terrified donkey panics! It has been compared to the traditional rhyme, The House That Jack Built, and has the same satisfying cause and result domino effect!


Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books, that have been shortlisted for many awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She was born in Devon and now lives in London and Kent.


Rich and beautiful


An energetic and diverting picture book.

Growing Point

Too good to miss.

Daily Herald

Ruth Brown is an amazing illustrator.


Beautifully illustrated.

Nursery World

Hilarious…wonderfully exuberant. Guaranteed to delight both readers and listeners.


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