A gentle, optimistic story about a bully who gets
his comeuppance, from a Number One author-illustrator pair!
'I'm A One. I'm big A One. Let me tell you, A One rules.' But
without other people to wind his key, A One, big A One, is a useless,
no-good No One! Luckily, Maddy and Sally and Sid find the perfect way
to show the bully how much he really needs them.
About The Author
- Suitable for even the youngest children, Michael Rosen and Bob
Graham’s toy story captures the nursery school dynamic with warmth and
- A beautiful and moving story with engagingly communicative
drawings by Bob Graham. - Observer
- Michael Rosen and Bob Graham are the award-winning pairing behind
the acclaimed This is Our House (9781406305647)
Michael Rosen is one of the most popular contemporary poets and
authors of books for children. His titles include We’re Going on a Bear
which was the winner of the Smarties Book Prize (9780744523232),
Michael Rosen's Sad Book
(9781406313616) and Totally Wonderful Miss
(9781406305500). The presenter of 'Word of Mouth' on BBC
Radio 4, he received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to
children’s literature in 1997.
About The Illustrator
Bob Graham has written and illustrated many children’s picture
books. He was born in Sydney, and studied at the Julian Ashton Art
School. His books are well known for their simplicity and humour, told
from children’s perspectives, including 'Oscar’s Half Birthday,'
'Buffy,' ( Smarties Book prize silver award winner) and 'Let’s Get a
Pup' ( shortlisted for the 2002 Kate Greenaway medal; winner Boston
Globe-Horn book award.) He won the 2000 Smarties Gold medal for 'Max',
the 2003 Kate Greenaway medal for 'Jethro Byrde,' and the Australian
Children’s Book of the Year Award four times. Other titles include
'Queenie the Bantam,'( highly commended for the Kate Greenaway medal,)
'Dimity Dumpty' and 'Brand New Baby.'
His current book 'How to Heal a Broken Wing,' has won the Charlotte
Zolotow award, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, and
shortlisted for the 2009 Kate Greenaway medal and won the CBCA Early
Childhood Book of the Year 2009!