Wild Goose Chase is a delightful through-the-looking-glass fantasy that follows the adventures of a small boy who, finding a door in the bottom of his sand-pit, enters a passage that leads to a castle, searches for treasure disguised as a goose, has a close shave with the mixer-monster, rescues his imprisoned dog Bruno, yet still manages to get home safely and in time for tea. The illustrations, finely drawn and neatly framed two or three to the page, follow the story through all its madcap action. Told in the best tradition of all good fairy tales, this is a story to be read and enjoyed again and again.
RICK DE HAAS, a picture book author and illustrator, lives in the Netherlands. RACHEL ANDERSON is a distinguished writer for children whose many books for Oxford include Renard the Fox and The War Orphan. She lives in England.