For sixty-five years Toby the toy panda has lain in darkness of the loft. Now, trouble in the house wakes him: the arrival of bullying, child-hating Mrs Malevant, who’s come to mind Izzy and her three siblings while their parents are away. Somehow Toby speaks to Izzy, just as he used to speak to his former owner, her great- uncle Maurice. The children desperately need the support of their great-uncle and Aunt Folly to stand up to Mrs Malevant. Can Toby help restore happiness to the troubled house?

First published 1999 by
Walker Books Ltd

ISBN 0 7445 4199 9