Mara Bergman is an award-winning author, poet and editor who has written over twenty books for young children. Her picture book titles include Bears, Bears Everywhere, illustrated by Helen Craig, Snip Snap Alligator, illustrated by Nick Maland and winner of the Stockport Children's Book Award, Oliver Who Would Not Sleep and Oliver Who Travelled Far and Wide, which won a Booktrust Early Years Award. Born in New York and raised on Long Island, USA, Mara now works in London and lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Find her online at marabergman.com Birgitta Sif, a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art, has illustrated a number of picture book titles including Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, written by Alicia Potter, and Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing, written by Hiawyn Oram. She is also the author-illustrator of the Kate Greenaway shortlisted Oliver, and Frances Dean Who Loved To Dance and Dance, both of which were endorsed by Amnesty International. Born in Iceland, Birgitta lived in and around Scandinavia and America while growing up, and now lives with her family in Cambridge. Find her online at birgittasif.com and on Twitter and Instagram as @birgittasif.
The story is told in simple rhymes that marry well to the wonderful illustrations with their close detail, friendly characters and lovely clear colours on paper so silky, it invites small fingers to touch. The illustration of the mouse inside the deep purple clock with her small golden light is totally enchanting, as the book itself enchants. * Armadillo * A perfect story to share to highlight the importance of how we are stronger working as a team as we all have our own strengths. * Books for Boys * A delightful rhyming tale of looking beyond our differences, friendship and working together. * The School Librarian *