My Mum And Dad Make Me Laugh by Nick Sharratt
Mum is crazy about all things spotty, from spotty clothes and spotty wallpaper to spotty games like dominoes. Dad loves stripes, stripy suits, stripy ties and stripy humbug sweets. No wonder they make their son laugh, but they think that he's funny in his grey patternless clothes. When they go to the safari park, Mum goes wild about the big cats, while Dad enthuses over the zebras. But, as the last spread reveals, their son is even more obsessive about elephants! Packed with patterns of stripes and spots, this book also contains a clue on each spread as to the nature of the little boy's obsession, from a pink elephant toothbrush holder in the bathroom to a bun in the cafe! Nick Sharratt's children's books include illustrations for "One by One"; "Isn't it Time?"; "Crazy ABC" and "Little and Big" in The Little Learning Library by Judy Hindley, as well as three verse anthologies edited by Jill Bennett and the cover of the award-winning novel "Tracy Beaker".