In this board book version of the beautiful, lilting text, a mother tells her daughter about how, while she was sleeping, different animals around the world have been awake and playing, hiding, hunting. John Butler's stunning artwork and knowledge of wildlife shows each animal in its natural habitat, and you can count up from one elephant to ten tigers through to one hundred pen guins.
John Butler has written and illustrated numerous top selling books for children, all of which have featured the environment or animals in their natural habitats. His other books include Can You Cuddle Like a Koala? While You Were Sleeping, Hush Little Ones and Pi-Shu the Little Panda, and collaborated with author Sally Grindley on Polar Star, Little Tang and Little Elephant Thunderfoot. Little Elephant Thunderfoot was shortlisted for the picture book categories of both the Sheffield Children's Book Award 1997 and The Federation of Children's Book Groups Awards 1997. John lives in Kent with his wife and two daughters.