The Hargraves want their new baby to grow up big and strong. But the puny mite will hardly eat a thing. One day Mrs Hargraves finds an avocado in the fruit bowl and the baby gobbles it up. Soon, the strangest things start to happen...
John Burningham is one of the most prestigious and well-loved illustrators working in the children's book field today. Trained at the Central School of Art, his first picture book, "Borka "was published in 1963. He has won the Kate Greenaway Award twice for "Borka "and "Mr Gumpy's Outing, " and has enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 45 years.