I love John Burningham – his simply drawn pictures that are still full of detail, stories that actually have a point to them. This book is no different – a story about an old magic bed that has the power to carry you away at night on adventure after adventure. There’s an extra layer to this story though, in that some of the adults in the story aren’t listening to the child, and as a result, George’s magic bed disappears while he is away on holiday. It’s a familiar scenario for many children I suspect, and a story that could become a great favourite, with something for both the child and the adult reader.
Moral – pay attention to what the child wants, rather than what you think they need!