"What if there was one wish left. Tell me what you'd wish for." Cubby is a squirrel who wishes...he wishes his big sister Clementine would come out and play, he wishes he could swing on the high branch, make a den and dig a deep hole. And with Clementine's help, most of his wishes come true. At last it is Clementine's turn to make a wish, but as Mum explains, 'Wishes don't always come true straight away, sometimes we have to wait.' And sure enough, while the two little squirrels are sleeping something magical happens...A delightful tale with exquisite illustrations by Ivan Bates.
Joyce Dunbar is a widely respected author of more than fifty books for children. Her Mouse and Mole series has been very popularly adapted for television and her lyrical re-telling of the Nativity story, This is the Star, received widespread critical acclaim. She has also collaborated with artist Debi Gliori for several picture books for the Doubleday/Picture Corgi list, including Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go To Sleep. Ian Bates is a highly talented illustrator whose previous picture books include All By Myself (OUP), Do Like a Duck Does by Judy Hindley (Walker Books) and Just You and Me by Sam McBratney (Walker Books). Ivan lives with his wife and two young boys in Norfolk.