[back cover] By an itzy bitzy house, down a twisty turny lane, animals gather in the hope of finding warmth and shelter from the pouring rain. And then someone appears at the creaky cranky door . . . A fantastic feel-good story fun to read aloud [front flap] Itzy Bitzy House Story by Christine Morton-Shaw Illustrated by Arthur Robins This whimsically humorous story in verse comes with funny, full-color illustrations on every page. A poor little mouse stands out in the rain, wishing he could find shelter in the "itzy bitzy house down a twisty lane." While he's feeling sorry for himself, along comes furry-purry pussycat, so the mouse must run and hide. Next comes a dog who frightens the cat. . . then a goat who frightens the dog. Finally, at the door of the itzy bitzy house, there appears a "wrinkly crinkly man with twinkly winkly eyes." He is about to give the frightened, rain-soaked animals a happy surprise! [back flap] ABOUT THE AUTHOR Christine Morton-Shaw grew up in Blackburn, England, where she began writing at the age of seven. Christine has had seven books published to date, includingItzy Bitzy House.She lives in Sheffield, England, with her husband Greg, who is also her unofficial editor, and their six children. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Arthur Robins' hilarious drawings have appeared in countless British advertisements, magazines, and animations. He has illustrated more than fifty picture books. Arthur lives near Guilford, Surrey, England, with his wife and two daughters.Morton-Shaw, Christine is the author of 'Itzy Bitzy House', published 0015 under ISBN 9780764158025 and ISBN 0764158023.