By (author) Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Jen Corace

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  • Publisher: CHRONICLE BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 40 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 256mm x 10mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 9 September 2014
  • Publication City/Country: California
  • ISBN 10: 1452110239
  • ISBN 13: 9781452110233
  • Illustrations note: Full-colour throughout
  • Sales rank: 64,955

Product description

It's time to fly home for dinner! In this witty picture book from award-winning and bestselling author Mac Barnett, a mother bird gives the bird next to her a message for little Peter. But passing messages on a telephone line isn't as simple as it sounds. Each subsequent bird understands Mama's message according to its own very particular hobbies. Will Peter ever get home for dinner? This uproarious interpretation of a favourite children's game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

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Author information

Mac Barnett is the New York Times - bestselling author of several picture books, His website is Jen Corace has illustrated a number of children's books. Visit her at

Review quote

'The book's simple concept and brilliant execution makes it laugh-outloud funny - sure to get everyone giggling, leading to countless re-reads.' Smallish Magazine 'The pictures are really cute. I would recommend this book for all ages. I give it a 10 out of 11 because it's really funny!' Anorak Magazine, reviewed by 6 year old Raspberry