But we're all in for a treat as Aunt Amelia turns out to be quite different from anything we expected and the children have a whale of a time.
It was a story we all enjoyed and like all clever picture books the words AND illustrations worked together to tell the whole story. Each without the other just wouldn't make sense.
I never did figure out quite why Aunt Amelia was a crocodile who looks quite dinosaur-like and Miss T reckons she's a dragon dressed up in a dress, but who cares, with an auntie as great as that, I think we'd all be happy to have Aunt Amelia come to stay!
Rebecca Cobb's beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure and keep on your bookshelves long after the children have grown up.