Text 1994 by Sam McBratney. Illustrations 1994 Anita Jeram. Reproduced by permission of Candlwick Press, Cambridge, MA, on behalf of Walker Books Ltd., London. Read by Sno-Isle Libraries Children's Librarian, Jennifer Sullivan.
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