by Ralph Steadman

Synopsis by Ralph Steadman

Meet the little dot that lives inside your computer. When you have switched off, he takes the opportunity to visit his friend, the Duchess of Amalfi. He whizzes through cyber space to her place, for tea. Sometimes he is full of ink, and wobbly: and sometimes he isn't. There are soldiers in white uniforms at the bottom of the hill, that he likes to cover in ink - and then he dances with them, because he is ashamed of himself. He's pretty good at dancing - so long as he doesn't wiggle he won't make a single blot.


The parade of coloured ink creatures suggests a joyful child let loose in a stationery cupboard. T.E.S. Reminiscent of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. Observer Some of Steadman's most exuberant drawings ever, in a messy delight of a book. The Scotsman

About the Author

Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's most highly acclaimed artists, having achieved prominence as an illustrator for adult as well as children's books. He contributes to several national newspapers.

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

1st September 2005



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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