It's the summer holidays, and a new girl arrives at the park. She's mean and bossy. She boasts about her house, with its lake full of boy-eating crocodiles, its dungeon towers and worse hazards. When the new girl's mother hands out party invitations, the children are naturally not keen. Their parents think the party idea is lovely and they agree to take the children. The new girl s house does not have any horrible hazards, and the party is great fun. When it comes to blowing out the candles, the new girl makes a wish... that she could play with the children.
Elizabeth Hawkins is a prize winning children's author. She enjoys writing for both the very young and older children. Formerly a journalist, she began to explore children's literature and write books for children following the birth of her three sons. She also teaches workshops in London on writing for children. Brought up in the West Midlands, she now divides her life between London and Dorset.