It's Trumpet's birthday, but he is feeling rather out of sorts…. and soon a bit of bickering with his sister Tilly escalates into a giant tantrum! ""Calm down, Trumpet!"" everyone cautions him, and his mother teaches him to count to ten. Eventually, Trumpet manages to tame his temper. But when his mum loses her own temper, it's Trumpet and his friends who get the last laugh! Another delightful picture book from the dynamic duo who created GILBERT THE GREAT, this funny, charming story is sure to be a winner with toddlers and parents alike.
Jane is a regular contributor to poetry anthologies for children and is the author of numerous delightful picture books. She spent many happy years in the Netherlands working as a library assistant at an International School. Now Jane lives in Kent with her two sons and two Labradors.
Charles Fuge made his picture book début with BUSHVARK'S FIRST DAY OUT, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL, which was highly commended by the judges of the 2001 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Dorset.