Mr McGee and the Biting Flea
"Mr McGee went out to play, down to the beach one windy day," the story begins. His happy mood is spoilt when he is bitten by a flea, a flea that he can't get rid of. The only solution is to take off all his clothes and jump into the sea because of course, fleas don't like the sea. Mr McGee and the flea are finally separated and the flea moves on to the hair of a dog instead. The pictures tell the story as well as the text.
Shortlisted for Children's Choice Book Awards: Picture Book 2003 and Children's Choice Book Awards: Picture Book 2002 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Picture Book of the Year 1999.
Pamela Allen was born in New Zealand where she studied art and became a secondary school teacher. She began illustrating books when her younger child started school. She won the Australian Picture Book of the Year Award two years running - for WHO SANK THE BOAT? and BERTIE AND THE BEAR. Pamela lives in Sydney.