Cuthbert loves being the centre of attention, but when his mum and dad bring home four baby sisters no-one seems to have time for him anymore. Cuthbert wishes for someone big and bad to play with and, out at sea, in their dreams, three pirates hear his call. Ages 4+.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2004.
Pamela Allen is the first illustrator to win the Children's Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award two years running, for Who Sank the Boat? (1983) and Bertie and the Bear (1984). Some of Pamela's other awards include the NSW Premier's Literary Award, the AIM Book Award (New Zealand) and the International Board of Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour Diploma for Illustration. Pamela's books have earned classic status through their enduring popularity with the very young.