When Mr Cosmo the conjuror arrives in town with his wife and children, everyone gets very excited. His colourful caravan has six pigeons flying over it, six rabbits peeping out of it - but not one single person is driving it!
.Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award-winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN - both winners of the Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction for older readers.