Wheedle on the Needle, by Stephen Cosgrove
Wheedle on the Needle, written by Stephen Cosgrove. Illustrated by Robin James. 35th Anniversary Edition.
"Many, many years ago, there lived a large, happy creature called the Wheedle.
He was pleasingly plump, covered in orange fluffy fur, and had a big round, red nose.
He spent his days sniffing flowers and enjoying the peace and quiet that nature offered.
The one afternoon, a large ship sailed into the bay..."