In this very ordinary day, an ordinary little girl goes about her life. She gets up and goes downstairs to breakfast, goes to school, plays with her friends, eats curry for dinner and reads afterwards. But she is so tired that her dad has to carry her up to bed. Seems simple? Well it isn't! Rod takes the straightforward text and blows it out outrageously. The curry is a little hot and so the table is on fore...the stairs are a cliff which has to be scaled...and a simple shower is a wonderful waterfall. Great humour and a play on perception.
Rod Clement has always been fascinated by nature, using a knowledge of wildlife in his illustrating work. He tries to extend the imagination of the reader,' to get the child to question and go beyond the boundaries of the obvious. But while he wants to make his readers think, he also wants to entertain them. Rod Clement is the award winning illustrator of Counting on Frank, Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu.