Little Panda is frightened of the dark, so he has a moonlight lamp on at night. But the only thing he can afford to get for Mum's birthday is one very small plant, and it needs light. He has to put it in the attic, as it's the one place Mum won't look, and it's not light up there at all. So Little Panda lets the plant have his special lamp: it needs it more than he does. He finds that soon he gets used to the dark, and doesn't find it frightening any more. And when it's time to show Mum her present, the little plant has grown into an extravaganza of foliage and exotic birds!
Michael Foreman is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and his highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.