Every year when Moonlight Pond freezes over, a talent contest takes place deep in the woods. Ducks dance, mice perform... But there is one animal that never competes. Toad watches the talent show from behind his rock, careful to keep himself hidden. Because Toad doesn't have a special talent--or so he thinks! When Toad is finally discovered, he slips on the icy pond and realises he does have an incredible talent...ice-skating! This hilarious, heart-warming, story shows the reader that you never know what you can do unless you try.
Richard Smythe graduated from an Illustration master's degree in 2010. Since then, he has worked with Simon & Schuster, Walker Books, Faber & Faber, Little Tiger Press and Frances Lincoln. He loves illustrating animals, inventing characters and telling stories.