Gently Bentley! Bentley was fond of his squashy caterpillar. But one day Bentley, who was a little rough, bit it and the caterpillar went bang!! Sticky and Bun, Bentley's friends, try to help him find something else to play with. Cars are fun but easy to break, tennis is fun but hard to get the hang of, skipping is fun but a bit too tangly and bricks are fun but easy to knock over. Will Bentley ever find that something else to play with!
Ian Whybrow has lived in Kent, various places in London and as far a field as Hong Kong and New York He is a teacher at a school in Harrow where he is head of sixth form. The most important thing to him in his writing is that if reads aloud brilliantly and the that there is something in it for everyone - young and adult readers as well. David Melling was born in Oxford, where his father was a sculptor. He lived in Italy for some time and is now married with a baby daughter. He was shorlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award in 2003, and has many successful books to his name.