We all know Shirley Hughes' hero Alfie, but this book is his Trotter Street neighbours, the Pattersons.
So, they have a family conference and decide that Dad will build an extension. Mum is a bit worried - is he taking on too great a task? But he reassures her. They have their lovely Trotter Street friends, who are always willing to lend a hand.
It all begins well. The bricks area delivered, the foundations are dug and an inspector visits to make sure everything has been done properly. Next on the list is the concrete. Which comes in The Big Concrete Lorry. Now I won't tell you what happens next, but it involves a lot of excitement and lots more wonderful illustrations.
Such a pefect, perfect book.
Essential in every home with kids under six, particularly if they are interesting in building sites.