Author(s): Elena Pasquali
A collection of twenty-one great stories retold at a cracking pace - perfect for story-times. There are stories from the Old and New Testaments and it includes some best-loved parables. Each story is retold in a short but continuous narrative, with cute and lively illustrations. The playful element is enhanced by text that 'interacts' with the pictures by means of join-in onomatopoeic labels and speech bubbles so that they are fun to share with children.
Elena Pasquali was brought up in South Wales and studied Romance languages at University. She worked for some years in children's publishing before going on to be an author in her own right. She has a special interest in researching and retelling folk tales from around the world. She enjoys exploring new cultures, travelling, and learning the languages that will help her on her way. Nicola Smee's illustrations have been shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award and nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award.