All three stories in this collection deal with young children at a crisis in their lives. Maxy's mum is pregnant and has been taken into hospital with complications; Rose's family life has suddenly become difficult and different and she blames herself; and Lolly's mother has died and she and her grandparents are finding life very hard. Despite their difficulties, all three children eventually find strength and confidence through caring for animals on their farms.
Nicola Davies is a zoologist and writer, who has also produced and presented several radio and TV programmes. Her books for children include many acclaimed non-fiction titles such as Poo (9781844287512), Extreme Animals (9781406305593), What's Eating You? (9781406300956) and Ice Bear (9781406302059). She lives in Devon. Terry Milne studied Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, followed by a BA in Book Illustration at Stellenbosch University. She has illustrated numerous books including The Cat, the Crow and the Banyan Tree and Ruby and Little Joe. Terry was born and brought up in Cape Town, South Africa.