It was an ordinary morning when the ordinary boy woke up, and it was an ordinary journey to school - but then Mr Gee bounced into the classroom and everything changed. Mr Gee plays rousing music which thunders around the classroom, and asks what it makes them think of. The dull grey world has been transformed into one of colour and excitement. 'Write a story about it!' laughs Mr Gee. And the ordinary boy began to write: the words just tumbled out of him pell-mell. And the places he went to, and the things he saw were extraordinary!
Colin McNaughton is one of Britain's leading creators of children's books. He lives in London with his wife, and they have two sons. Satoshi Kitamura was born in Tokyo and movedto London in 1980. He won the Mother Goose Award for Angry Arthur and is now one of the most distinguished illustrators in Britain.