"At last all were gathered inside the ark. It heaved with animals, large and small. Mrs Noah wore a brand-new coat, with a hood and a cape - and very deep pockets. Lots of pockets."
When Mr Noah builds the ark, he makes two lists - one for all the animals who will come on board and one for those troublesome creatures he will leave behind. Meanwhile, Mrs Noah gets out her sewing machine and makes a coat with very deep pockets. Lots of pockets.
JACKIE MORRIS is an author and illustrator, photographer and painter. She lives in a small house beside the sea in St. David's, Wales. Her many books include Tell Me a Dragon; The Snow Leopard; The Wild Swans and Ted Hughes's How the Whale Became. She has a lively presence on social media and progress of her work can be followed on her blog: www.jackiemorris.co.uk. JAMES MAYHEW is an author, artist and storyteller whose books reflect his passionate advocacy of the arts for young children. His imaginative Katie series invites readers to step inside famous paintings, Ella Bella Ballerina explores classic ballets, and other works feature folk tales and stories from opera and Shakespeare. James Mayhew lives in Baldock, Hertfordshire.