It's raining and Noah and the animals are bored. So they play hide and seek. But Noah can't find so much as a feather, although he's searched the ark from top to bottom. There's only one place left they could be. The room with the sign on the door that says NO ANIMALS - Mr and Mrs Noah's bedroom. But who's that wriggling under the duvet?
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Peter Bently first became interested in writing for children after the birth of his son Theo. Two years later he and his wife swapped a minuscule flat in North London for a spacious house in South Devon, an area where you cannot throw a fresh scone with jam and clotted cream without hitting another writer. He now has two children, Theo (7) and Tara (4), to try out his story ideas on. His other books include Noisy Noisy Astronauts (Ladybird) and A Shark in the Dark (Macmillan), due out in 2008, and he contributed to the poetry anthology Revolting Rhymes to Make You Squirm (OUP, 2006). Peter's favourite animals are llamas. Lynne Chapman has illustrated more than 30 children's books. She works in pastels, creating humorous but beautiful drawings that bring a whole range of characters to life, and burst with fun and vibrant colour. She loves the hands-on messiness of the chalk, its colour palette and unique texture. Lynne lives and works in Sheffield with her husband. When not in her studio, or out visiting schools, Lynne likes to walk on the Derbyshire moors near her home, rummage in second-hand bookshops, jive and eat Thai food. She is also part of The Electric Tomatoes, a group of writers who perform in local venues, and is a regular guest on BBC Radio Sheffield. Her website is www.lynnechapman.co.uk. Lynne's favourite animals are wallabies.