One sunny day, Piglet invites her friends on a picnic by the river, asking them to bring their favourite food. As she goes to the picnic, she is joined by mouse, Blackbirds, Frogs, Dog and Sheep. All the animals have brought packages and bags, and Piglet hopes there will be enough food for them all to share. But when they unpack their bags, each animal has brought food that no one else can eat. The sheep have brought grass, the dog has brought a bone and the blackbirds have brought wriggly worms.Disgusting! It looks as if the picnic will be a disaster - until clever Piglet opens her basket to reveal 12 delicious little cakes. Yum! Finally Piglet spreads out all the food, and there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.This lift the flap counting book weaves fascinating food and simple numbers into an appealing story with lively collage illustrations and a brilliant read-aloud text.
Jessica Souhami studied at the Central School of Art and Design. In 1980 she formed Mme Souhami and Co, a travelling puppet company using colourful shadow puppets with a musical accompaniment and a storyteller. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Sausages!, Foxy!, The Strongest Boy in the World, In the Dark, Dark Wood, Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby, Leopard's Drum, No Dinner!, Rama and the Demon King, The Famous Adventures of a Bird Brained Hen, The Little, Little House, Mrs McCool and the Giant Cuchulainn, The Sticky Doll Trap, and King Pom and the Fox. Jessica lives in North London.