Kind Mrs. Owl is asked by proud Mr. Peacock to take his child’s lunch to school. “How shall I know,” she asked, “which one is your son?” Mr. Peacock laughed and preened himself. “Just give it to the most beautiful child there,” he said. With a deliciously satisfying ending, Mr. Peacock learns his lesson. Gloriously colorful, packed with birds of every hue, Papas’s energy for life sings out of every illustration.
William Papas (1927-2000) was a political cartoonist, author, illustrator and watercolorist. He created cartoons for the Guardian, Sunday Times and Punch magazine, and wrote and illustrated successful books for children and adults. He was a commended runner up for the 1964, 1967, and 1968 Kate Greenaway medals.