Hip, hip, hippooray! A collection of stories, for you today! A collection of classic Brian Wildsmith titles, Cat on the Mat; Toot, Toot; All Fall Down; and The Island, are brought together in this wonderful book. Each story is filled with humour that will delight readers, and every page is bursting with the bright and beautiful illustrations that Brian Wildsmith is famous for. Young readers will love turning the page to find out who dared to sit on the cat's mat, what goes Toot, Toot, how many animals can balance on a ball, and will be amazed by an island that is full of surprises.
`Floors of colour exploding across the pages with a name to match: Wildsmith. He was a wild smith. I remember feeling really envious: why hadn't I had books as lush and wild as these?' Michael Rosen on Brian Wildsmith from The Independent `Praise for Animal Gallery 'His explorations of the natural world offer rich visual experiences. The baby owl's feathers . . . have a thistledown texture that makes you want to blow on the page . . . Fishes are speckled, stippled and splattered, and-with the subtle stained-glass luminosity of the underwater world-are as much paintings in their own right as they are illustrations.'' The Guardian