From the publisher:
Ted Hughes was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Now, over ten years after his death, Thames & Hudson is publishing a children’s poem by him that had been lost for over fifty years.Written in the mid-1950s to accompany his friend Jim Downer’s story about Timmy the Tug, the poem recounts Timmy’s escape from his moorings and subsequent adventures on the high seas. Downer’s illustrations are a charming focus to this enchanting tale that, besides appealing to children everywhere, is set to be one of the biggest literary events of the year.
This book was dreamt up at 18 Rugby Street which is a) just around the corner and b) somewhere Ted Hughes lived for a bit in the 50s. There's a nice story in the afterword here, and a nice story in the story, but it's the illustrations I love best.