Author(s): Mark Sommerset; Rowan Sommerset
Kids who love wicked humor will gobble up this tale of a trickster sheep and a comically gullible turkey. Ewww Little Baa Baa is bored. So when Quirky Turkey comes along, the opportunity to make mischief is too good to resist. "What's that?" asks Turkey, pointing at a suspicious something on the ground. "What's what?" "That there." "This here?" "Yes, that there." "Oh, it's just a pile of . . . smarty tablets." "Ohhh. . ." After a well-sustained buildup evoking hilarity and disbelief, this kid-pleasing trickster tale will have readers both groaning and laughing out loud at the payoff.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Choice 2011. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Picture Book 2011.
Mark loves stories that make you laugh, think or dream. He spends a lot of time in his imagination and relishes the challenge of creating picture books for the enjoyment of kids and adults alike. Over the years Mark has worn many hats including milk boy, barman, singer/songwriter, music consultant and copywriter. These days, when he is not writing or playing with his son Linden, Mark is often busy running Dreamboat Books, an independent publishing business established with his wife and creative partner Rowan for the purpose of publishing their own work. Mark's fourth book, Baa Baa Smart Sheep, was a recipient of the NZ Post Children's Choice Award.