Takadu the aardvark is organising a surprise fig party for Noko's birthday and he invites all the animals except greedy Hyena, whose manners are too terrible. Takadu spends a long hot day at the fig tree picking a great big basket of figs. But Hyena follows him secretly, determined to steal the figs and spoil the party. How Takadu manages to give Noko an exciting birthday is hilariously told, in this second of the series about the lovable Takadu and Noko.
Fiona Moodie was brought up near Cape Town where she still lives. In 1972 she came to Europe to teach English in Madrid. She has also spent time living in both Italy and France, where she spent much of her time illustrating children's books and painting.