About the Author

Barbara Spurll

Barbara Spurll is best known for her renderings of animals with attitude. Besides her award-winning work on the Emma series, Barbara's artwork enlivens many other books for children, including Mooki and the Too Proud Peacock, The Flying Tortoise, and Rhinos for Lunch and Elephants for Supper! Born in England, Barbara now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Books by this Author
Emma's Eggs

Emma's Eggs

also available: Hardcover
tagged : farm animals
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The Flying Tortoise

The Flying Tortoise

An Igbo Tale
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Theodora Bear

Theodora Bear

by Carolyn Jones
illustrated by Barbara Spurll
also available: Paperback
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"Why am I the only one who ever makes the bed?" Harriet said.
Theodora looked up.
"Because you're the only one with thumbs," she said. "See?" She held out her paws. "Bears don't have thumbs. So it's hard for us to do jobs like that."
"Penguins don't have thumbs either," Vera said. She held out one orange flipper for Harriet to see.
"Nor do sheep," Lambie said.
"Cats don't have thumbs either," Tiger said. "But that's not why we don't make beds."

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