Today is the birthday of
Joan Carris an American author. She has written the series of books known as Bed and Biscuit. Presently there are three books in the series and they are very suitable for the Year 1 and 2 able readers. The series centres around Grampa Bender who runs the Bed and Biscuit, an animal boarding house. Living there are Ernest the pig, Gabby the mynah bird and Milly the cat. Into the mix arrives Sir Walter a puppy and the original animals worry that Grampa's affections have moved. The series has very endearing illustrations by Noah Z. Jones.