Author(s): Lydia Monks
Dicky Donkey drives everyone crazy! Each morning, they wake up to, "Ee-orrhh!" All the neighbours want to send Dicky Donkey away. Then one day, Dicky Donkey opens his mouth and nothing comes out. He has lost his Ee-orrhh! His owner has to take him to the animal hospital. Poor Dicky Donkey! The neighbours soon realise they really miss Dicky Donkey's ee-orrhh. How else can they wake up in the morning? How Dicky Donkey gets his ee-orrhh back and makes all the neighbours happy again is wittily and endearingly told in this fantastic new offering from top author/illustrator Lydia Monks.
Lydia Monks gained a First Class degree in illustration from Kingston University, and has gone on to become one of the best-loved illustrators of today. Her first picture book title, I Wish I Were a Dog won the Smarties Bronze Award in 1999. Since then, her many picture books include My Cat's Weird (Egmont), Princess Mirror-Belle by Julia Donaldson, Esmeralda by Karen Wallace and The Skipping-Rope Snake and Queen Munch and Queen Nibble by Carol Ann Duffy (all Macmillan), and, published April 2004, Aaaarrgghh, Spider!, which has already had enormous success, going into 8 co-editions, with an initial print-run of 55,000 copies.