"Let's paint a picture of that cornfield," says Aunt Emily to Patrick, as they sit looking out from the shade of a tree. As Patrick puts a yellow blob on his palette to paint the corn, a red squirrel runs into the field; when he puts down red, a bluebird appears. Each page reveals a new colour and a new creature - until Patrick's palette is filled with colours and the field with animals. This simple story, vividly illustrated, introduces all the basic colours and the concept of colour mixing to very young readers.
Saviour Pirotta was born and educated in Malta. In 1982, he moved to England and spent eight years working as a storyteller for the Commonwealth Institute, visiting schools and libraries around Britain. He has written over 60 books for children and adults, including Turtle Bay which won a number of awards. His work has been translated into 15 languages. He lives in Brighton. Linzi West lives and works in her studio in an ancient Tudor house by the sea in Lyme Regis. She lives with her husband Danny who helps to run her gallery and shop, The Mermaid, her son Joseph who is the inspiration for many of her book illustrations and two cats Pebble and Shrimp who steal the show. Linzi paints and illustrates portraits, cards and children's books.