Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4--7 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical teaching notes are included at the back of each book. Ros Asquith, cartoonist and author of many children books (including Pass the Parcel and Trixie Tempest), gives a masterclass on writing and illustrating your own storybook - with help from Trixie Tempest and others. This is an instructional book with a difference, which takes young readers step by step through the writing process from first ideas to editing to illustrating and finally compiling their very own picture book. A useful summary page at the end of the book can be used to check children's understanding, as well as a support should they go on to make a storybook themselves.
Ros Asquith is well-known to Guardian readers for her strip cartoon Doris, which ran for over ten years. She is also the succesful author of children's books, notably the Letty Chubb Teenage Worrier series for teenagers published by Piccadilly and Puffin. She lives in North London with her husband - a jazz critic - and two teenage sons.