Sarah and Simon live with their father and mother and their baby brother in a big room called a studio. Their father is an artist, and he is busy painting his masterpiece. When it is finished, they will become rich and famous, but in the meantime they are poor, yet very happy.
Then one day their father runs out of red paint – and there is no money to buy any more. So Sarah and Simon set out to find some . . .
Edward Ardizzone (1900–79), the acclaimed master of children's book illustration, brings all his skills to bear in this classic and endearing tale, which has been unavailable for over forty years.