Olga da Polga has left the pet shop to start a new life with her owners. Her home is now a large and airy hutch and it's not long before she meets Noel the cat, Fangio the hedgehog, and Graham the tortoise. Her garden companions soon discover that Olga loves an audience and from the moment she arrives she tells them stories about her wild and exciting adventures. Although they are not always sure whether to believe everything Olga says, one thing is certain-since
Olga moved in, life is never dull! Whether she's Olga the explorer, Olga the prizewinner, or Olga the storyteller, she is always Olga da Polga! Written by national treasure Michael Bond, with wonderful colour illustrations by Catherine Rayner and a dazzling design, this small format gift edition is
perfect for young readers.
Michael Bond grew up in Berkshire alongside three guinea-pigs: Pip, Squeak, and Wilfred. Michael's first short story appeared in 1947 while he was serving in the army, but it was not until his debut children's book, A Bear Called Paddington, was publshed to huge success that Michael left his job at the BBC and turned to writing full time. He was honoured with an OBE in 1997 for his services to children's literature and a CBE in 2015. Michael is married and lives in London. Catherine Rayner spent her childhood in Yorkshire. While studying illustration at Edinburgh College of Art Catherine fell in love with the city and made it her home. She lives there with her husband and a small menagerie of animals including Marvin the guinea-pig. Catherine has written and illustrated seven beautiful picture books and was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2009 for Harris Finds His Feet.