Everyone has had more birthdays than Ben. His sister Jessica has had 10. Dad has had 38! But Ben's birthday just never seems to come. Then Ben rescues a magical, talking snail and is given the chance to change all that. He is granted one special wish with very surprising results...
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The lively illustrations really enliven the story and make this a super book for young readers - parentsintouch.co.uk
With short, pacy chapters and lively illustrations this delightful story will appeal to newly independent readers. The message that it's possible to have too much of a good thing is gently and humorously presented. An entertaining title from a publisher that specialises in multicultural books. - www.readplus.co.uk
The non-preachy, mixed-race family theme slots quite naturally into this delightful read for age six and upwards - Irish Examiner
Elizabeth Hawkins is a prize-winning children's author. She enjoys writing for both the very young and older children. Formerly a journalist, she began to explore children's literature and write books for children following the births of her three sons. She also teaches workshops in London on writing for children.
Brought up in the West Midlands, she now divides her life between London and Dorset.