It s night-time and all the Dewdrop Babies are fast asleep, except Buttercup! She wakes up her friend Poppy and together they decide to go and find Water-Lily at the lake. They're sure she'll still be up because her flower only comes out at night. But their night-time adventure almost ends in disaster when Buttercup discovers that she's lost her dewdrop bracelet . . . will she ever find it? Join them as they get rides across the water on waterboatmen, use a spider's web as a trampoline, search for the lost bracelet and have a beautiful picnic on a lilypad.
Patricia MacCarthy is a children's book and greetings card illustrator. She lives by the sea and downlands in Sussex with her husband, John Avon who is a fantasy artist, and her two young sons, Laurie and James. Patricia graduated from Brighton Art College in 1980 with a BA in Graphic Design and since then she has created many children's books and hundreds of cards. She uses a remarkably wide range of materials for her artwork from batik on silk, watercolours and acrylics to collage as well as other mediums. Patricia has collaborated with New Zealand author Margaret Mahy on five picture books, one of which, 17 Kings and 42 Elephants won the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. The Dewdrop Babies series are Patricia's first books with RHCB.