Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machine

Author(s): Peter Bently

Children - Picture Book

The sheep on the hillside were munching away,
Much as they always did, day after day,
When suddenly something went ZOOM! overhead.
oLet's go and see what it is!o they all said.

And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the sheep take to skies in a magnificent yellow flying machinea


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Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with Smarties Gold Award Winner David Roberts, in this rip-roaring wooly adventure.

"A total pleasure" Independent on Sunday "Bently's award-winning chaotic humour is perfectly matched by David Roberts' eccentric and beautifully detailed illustrations" Daily Mail "Illustrator David Roberts blends caricature and an elegant style to suit both the silliness and the 1920s setting" Sunday Times "I love this author/illustrator pairing ... Stylish and funny with a fantastic read-aloud text" Children's Previews, The Bookseller "David Roberts' illustrations are sublime" -- Amanda Craig New Statesman

Peter Bently (Author) Peter Bently was born in Tidworth and attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied for a BA Hons in Modern Languages. He has two young children and now lives in Devon. He has also written several other award-winning picture books, including A Lark in the Ark (Egmont) and Shark in the Dark (Macmillan).David Roberts (Illustrator) David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator who has earned great acclaim for his distinctive style. He was born in Liverpool and studied fashion design at university in Manchester. After graduating, he worked as a milliner and a fashion illustrator, but always felt his true calling was in children's books. David finally realised his dream when his first book was published in 1998, and since then he has collaborated with some of Britain's finest children's authors, including Julia Donaldson, Sally Gardner, Philip Ardagh and Jacqueline Wilson. He is also the creator of the popular Dirty Bertie books. He lives in London with his partner. His book Little Red was shortlisted for the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2006 he won the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award for his line drawings in Mouse Noses on Toast.

General Fields

  • : 9781783441587
  • : Andersen Press
  • : Andersen Press
  • : 0.207
  • : April 2015
  • : 283mm X 242mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Bently
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : David Roberts
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 32
  • : illustrations