Author(s): Penny Matthews
A rather plain bear sits next to a gorgeous plush crocodile in the toyshop. As Christmas shopping becomes frantic, each one hopes to be chosen as a gift, and to find a home with a child to love him. But as hope dwindles, the little bear makes his own gift to the crocodile.
Penny Matthews grew up on a farm near Eden Valley, South Australia, and is the author of the award-winning A Year on Our Farm and many other picture books and beginner reader titles for children. Martin McKenna is a freelance illustrator based in the UK. Starting out with work for fantasy and horror RPG fanzines in the 1980s, he has also illustrated game-related material including covers and internal illustrations for 22 of the Fighting Fantasy series from Puffin Books/Wizard Books. Martin’s own books include Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop. He also does concept and production art for games and for film and TV, most recently Gulliver’s Travels for 20th Century Fox. This is his first picture book.