What About Me? Said the Flea by Lily Murray
When a little girl sits down at her desk one day to write a story, she struggles to find her inspiration … Luckily for her there’s a whole host of potential picture-book characters who want to be the star of her story and make their cases convincingly. There’s the magical, proud unicorn with sparkly hooves and a glittery horn. There are the big, burly bears hosting a picnic, the loveable llamas in pyjamas, the stylish sloth, the lion, the penguins, and even a roar-some, claw-some dinosaur … But, unnoticed by the little girl, an even littler flea is hopping and jumping around, hoping to be the one she chooses to write a story about. “What about me?” it cries. With all the big characters and commotion, will the flea ever be noticed? Set in fun, rhyming couplets, What About Me? Said the Flea celebrates the power of imagination, determination, and the good things that come in teeny tiny packages.
Lily Murray (Author) Lily grew up in the wilds of snowy nowhere, spending much of her time talking to animals and making up stories. She has continued to do this in her adult life, and now writes both fiction and non-fiction books for children. Her titles include big books about dinosaurs (Dinosaurium), rhyming books about dinosaurs (The Dinosaur Department Store) and stories about escapee hot dogs (Hello, Hot Dog!). Her latest title for Buster Books (Calm Down, Cooper!) features a very naughty parrot and a conscientious puppy. Follow Lily on Instagram and Twitter @lilymurraybooks. Richard Merritt (Author) Born and bred in North London, Richard Merritt has been an illustrator for 15 years after graduating from Central Saint Martin’s college of Art and Kingston University. Richard has worked with many book and editorial publishing houses, design groups, advertising agencies and more, on lots of varied projects, from children’s books and packaging to magazines and costume illustration for film. He now illustrates children’s picture books, including the hugely successful The Dinosaur Department Store.
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