In Bartholomew's garden there's an old apple tree, which he loves. He loves swinging from its branches, hugging it tight when it rains and helping Little Black Kitten down from it with George when she climbs too high! But best of all, Bartholomew likes counting the red apples which George shakes from the tree! On every page of this lovely story book, the old apple tree has an increasing number of bright, red apples among the green. A brightly coloured margin to the side shows the number clearly in digits, words and a neat row of red apples - until the end, when George has baked all the apples into a pie and there are none left!
Virginia Miller's first children's book, Squeak-a-lot written by Martin Waddell, was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award in 1991. She has since illustrated Sailor Bear, Small Bear Lost, Kate's Giants, Say Please! and seven other stories about the bears Bartholomew and George as well as a novelty book, Where Is Little Black Kitten?. She lives in Bradford-on-Avon.