In this picture book the author uses unlikely alternatives one hears proposed in the playground and brings them to life through his detailed and informative drawings. The author has also written Oi! Get Off Our Train, Mr Gumpy's Outing, Aldo and The Shopping Basket.
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, Borka was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for Borka and Mr Gumpy's Outing, and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning 50 years.