Publisher: Walker Books

One morning Joseph’s dad goes out to fetch Joseph’s mother. Before leaving he says that things are going to change.

Soon Joseph notices the kettle has grown ears and a tail and is turning into a cat. The slipper in his bedroom grows a bird’s wing. The bathroom washbasin has a nose, a mouth and a man’s leg. In the front room wild animals are emerging from the furniture.

Was this what dad had meant? Was everything going to change? Joseph goes back to his room and soon his mum and dad come home from the hospital with his new baby sister.

Anthony Browne brings his distinctive illustrations and unique perspective to the subject of change in a child’s life.

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