Polly Price didn't think it was possible for her actress mother, Arabella Diamonte, to be any more embarrassing than on the trip to San Francisco last summer. That is until she agrees to take part in a television program called Celebrity Home Watch and a camera crew arrives at their home to film. Her mother lacks volume control at the best of times, so this is truly a reality tv nightmare - with no escape for Polly! Dee Shulman has created a real hit for young readers with her charming full-color illustrations and interactive concept.
Dee Shulman has written and/or illustrated about fifty books for children, ranging from board books to teenage fiction. Her books have been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Dutch and Finnish, been highly recommended in the press and on radio and shortlisted for numerous awards. Dee has a degree in English from York University and went on to study Illustration at Harrow School of Art. She began her illustration career in magazines, cartoon strips and pop-video storyboards, and only started writing for children when her own children were small. Despite a diet of gummy bears and sherbert fountains, her children have insisted on growing up - so her characters have had to grow up with them, and now even they refuse to do what they're told!