Once upon a time there was a flea called Tiny. And the flea lived on a dog called Cleopatra. Paul Rogers' wonderfully inventive story takes the reader beyond the bounds of Tiny's world, out into the surrounding house, street and town - further and further, until Earth is just a small speck in the universe. Children will delight in trying to find Tiny somewhere on the vast Cleopatra, then turning the page and searching for the now tiny Cleopatra somewhere in the vast universe. In the end, of course, it is not how big you are that matters but how big you feel.
ARTIST Paul Rogers, and his wife Emma, are well-established picture book writers. Paul has had over 30 books published, but this is his first for Doubleday. They live in France, where Paul teaches English at a local school. Kazuko was born in Osaka in Japan, and first visited Britain in 1974. She moved permanently to London in 1994. Kazuko is a full-time illustrator of books, stationery and cards. Her distinctive cut-paper technique produces highly detailed, beautifully designed illustrations. This is her first book for Doubleday. Author lives: France Artist lives: London NW1 Backlist Paul Rogers & Kazuko: WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE TODAY? (Orchard, 1989)