Meet Zigby -- the zebra who trots into trouble! When Zigby is given a tent, he and his best friends, Bertie Bird and McMeer the Meerkat, decide to try it out right away! Off they set on a big adventure to the darkest jungle...Zigby and Bertie wait in the tent while McMeer stays outside to build a fire...They become very scared for there are many strange noises outside the tent -- something-waiting-to-pounce noises and 'something-lurking-in-the-dark noises. Zigby pokes the looming, dribbling and snarling shape outside the tent -- it's McMeer eating their watermelon! As a punishment McMeer is told he can't come back in the tent until the fire is built -- and that's when they all hear a really scary noise, 'BOOM BOOM BOOM' it goes, getting closer and closer to the tent. McMeer scrambles in the tent just as an elephant's trunk reaches in to the tent. It's their friend, Ella, come to take them safely home!
Brian Paterson was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, the heart of 'Robert Burns' country in 1949. At the age of twelve he moved to Somerset, where he later met Cynthia whom he married in 1973. Upon their marriage the couple moved to London where Brian worked as a designer by day and on developing his own style of illustrating by night. Cynthia and Brian are the author and illustrator of the popular Foxwood Tales series.