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 'plipped' 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 started writing children's books 3 years ago. Her other book for Gullane is Mule School. Julia lives in London. Tiphanie Beeke was shortlisted for the Mother Goose Award for Illustration in 1997 for her first picture book, The Brand New Creature, by Gullane. Her 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.