Little Cat and the Big Red Bus

I used to visit lots of schools in the country and sometimes we’d talk about different experiences we’d had.  We talked about funny things, and unusual things, and embarrassing things, and sometimes scary things.  In the country, some of the kids lived quite a way from the school and they would spend a lot of time on the bus.  Everyone now and then, one of them would tell me about how he or she had fallen asleep on the school bus on the way home, and this was where the idea for this story came from.

Little Cat and the Big Red Bus was the first book I worked on with Anna.  When I showed her the story and asked if she would be interested in illustrating it, she said that she loved the story but she couldn’t draw buses!  I’m glad she agreed to do it, and I think her buses are quite beautiful!