Donkey is extremely proud to have been put in charge of the farm - and to be responsible for ensuring that all the jobs get done. But when he tries to encourage the animals to help him, they all have their excuses: 'My tummy hurts!' or 'Duck stepped on my toe!' So Donkey has to think hard how to entice the animals into doing some hard work, which might involve a special treat of a picnic and a tractor ride! A charming and very funny story about doing chores that all parents and young children will relate to.
Natalie Russell teaches Illustration and Printmaking at Dundee University and Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland. Natalie has worked as a print studio co-ordinator at the Edinburgh Book Festival, offering children the opportunity to explore a wide variety of printing techniques. This is Natalie's third picture book for Bloomsbury, her first two being the two Hamish picture books.