Ferdie's very worried. His beautiful tree is losing its leaves. Ferdie tries everything he can to save them, but it's just no use. When the final leaf has 'plopped' off, Ferdie feels all hope has gone - until he goes back the next day and a glorious sight awaits him.
Julia Rawlinson grew up in London and gained a geography degree at Southampton University. She has had a number of children's poems published in anthologies, but only started writing children's stories 2 years ago. Julia's first picture book has just been published by Little Tiger Press. She lives in London with her husband, Neil, and their two young children, Ben and Tom. Tiphanie Beeke was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award for Illustration in 1997 for her first picture book, The Brand New Creature, by Gullane Children's Books. Tiphanie's other books for Gullane include The Snow Friends, and From Me to You. Tiphanie attended the Royal College of Art where she gained a Masters degree in Communication and Design (Illustration). She lives in France with her husband and two young boys.