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This issue’s cover illustration is from Emily Gravett’s Wolf Won’t Bite! Emily Gravett is interviewed in this issue. Thanks to Macmillan Children’s Books for their support for this May cover.
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Peely Wally is a small bird who lives ‘high up in a tree’. Her newly laid egg appears just perfect but it rolls off the branch and must surely be heading for disaster as it rolls down the giraffe’s neck and is eventually kicked in the direction of a crocodile’s open jaws... The vibrant, striking illustrations incorporate splodgy painted scribbles contrasted with carefully cut out collage components and blocks of streaked and stippled colour on a white background. Young fingers may well want to trace the dotted trajectory of the wayward egg across the pages and then open the flaps on hatching egg to reveal Peely Wally’s baby bird.