The long-awaited sequel to Albert le Blanc, from the highly-regarded creator of the Percy the Park Keeper books.
Albert le Blanc's friend, Sally the toy hippo, has been bought by a little girl. Every day, they walk past the shop and Sally gives Albert a wink, as he sits in the window. Albert waves back and wonders if he will ever be chosen as a child's best friend.
The, one day - disaster - Sally tumbles out of the girl's rucksack and is snatched away by a stranger before anyone can stop them. Stuck inside the toy shop, not daring to move, it seems there is nothing Albert can do to help his friend...
Will there be a happy ending for Sally? And, will there ever be a happy new home for Albert?
`Nick Butterworth is one of the best picture book writers alive'
One Snowy Night
A lovely book to share at bedtime
`Children's Book News'
A heartwarming tale
`Susan Hill, The Independent'
After the Storm
...look no further for the best present for any child from two to six
`Susan Hill, The Sunday Times'
The Rescue Party
It's good for reading aloud to under-fives, and later the six-pluses will still want to read it themselves
`The Independent on Sunday'
Nick Butterworth was born in Kingsbury, North London. He has worked as a graphic designer for major London design consultancies. Nick then moved into freelance graphics and illustrations, working in partnership with three others, including Mick Inkpen. In 1981 his first children's book was published, B. B. Blacksheep and Company. Nick has also worked as a television presenter on the children's programme Rub-a-Dub-Tub.