The World Champion of Staying Awake
Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse and Beanbag Frog refuse to go to sleep! Luckily, clever Stella has a plan...Stella really wants to go to bed and have some rest, but her three rowdy bedtime companions - Cherry Pig, Thunderbolt the puppet mouse and Beanbag Frog - are having none of it. They are full of energy, jumping all around the place each claiming to be the World Champion of Staying Awake. But Stella is very good at thinking up ways to get them to sleep. After dazzling imaginary adventures across the sea, on a train and in a Star Ship Balloon we'll see who is really the Champion of Staying Awake. In December 2007, Sean Taylor's book "When a Monster is Born", Illustrated by Nick Sharratt, won a gold medal in the Nestle Prize for works for children aged five years and under.
Sean Taylor has written more than 20 books for young children including Purple Class and the Skelington, Small Bad Wolf and Boing! He divides his time between the United Kingdom and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jimmy Liao is Asia's most brilliant young illustrator. He has published some 27 books in his native Taiwan during the past decade which have sold over five million copies throughout the world. His many picture-book titles include The Monster Who Ate Darkness, by Joyce Dunbar. Jimmy lives in Taipei City, Taiwan.