Author(s): Peter Bently
When Alfonso the cat hears there's a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It's brave! It's bold! And it involves a ghost pirate ship, some rather gullible fishermen, and cats ...LOTS of cats. With an infectious rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is set to become a firm favourite for fans of life on the high seas.
Winner of Roald Dahl Funny Prize: The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under 2011.
Peter Bently lives in the writer-filled town of Totnes with his wife and a perfect ready-made audience of two young children. He enjoys visiting schools and sharing his writing. Inspired by living close to the sea, Peter's first book for Macmillan was the terrifically toothy THE SHARK IN THE DARK (978 0 230 70735 1). Staying with the watery theme, Peter has employed his trademark humour and mastery of rhyme once again to the fun-filled CATS AHOY! Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second, Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director whose previous clients have included Waterstones, Sainsbury's, Oxfam, The Independent, The Guardian, The FT, Channel 4, Virgin Mobile, Nokia, GQ, Haymarket and BAC. CATS AHOY! will be Jim's first picture book, and his vibrant, energetic style and witty detail is sure to delight children and adults alike.