Author(s): Louise Pfanner; Kim Gamble (Illustrator)
Come on the ride with ten-year-old Charley as he narrates all the craft, colour and chaos preceding the annual school fete! Charley, his best friend, Shen, and all their school friends dive into building a haunted house and making a sticky web teeming with hairy huntsmen and big black tarantulas. At home, it's a scene of lively organised chaos as Mum, Dad, and sister Zoe bake piles of toffees and luscious cakes, sew baskets of costumes, make stacks of wings and wands, grow tomatoes and bottle home-made chutney, gather goodies for the white elephant stall and so much more. Even Baby and Ruby the dog help out! It's all happening in the house and in the classroom in the weeks leading up to the big day. And when Fete day arrives it's just bigger and better than they all imagined! A beautiful picture book capturing the fine details of home-life and school-life through the eyes of a spirited ten-year-old with a sparkle in his eye.