Early in the morning, down on the farm, a new day is dawning, peaceful and calm. But then chaos strikes - Hen discovers one of her chicks is stuck in the mud! One by one, all the farm animals try and help pull the chick out, but of course they get stuck too. And seeing all her friends stuck in the mud is just when the naughty chick plops out - 'You pushed and you pulled, again and again, but I'm not stuck now and I wasn't stuck then!'
Jane Clarke is the author of several Flying Foxes and Blue Bananas titles as well as the recent picture book, Gilbert the Great, illustrated by Charles Fuge. Jane lives in Kent. Garry Parsons is a young and increasingly successful illustrator receiving more acclaim with each book he publishes. He is known for Billy's Bucket (Random) and Emily's Perfect Pet (Gullane), as well as Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe, which Puffin published in 2006.