Billy Button, Telegram Boy
Written by Sally Nicholls
Illustrated by Sheena Dempsey
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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | July 2016 Book of the Month Meet the Buttons. Mrs Button runs a shop – the nicest thing about it, she says, is the people – Mr Button runs the post office. The story is set in the days before text messages, emails, the internet and if you want to send a message urgently, a telegram is the way to do it. Young Billy Button longs to be a telegram boy, delivering those important messages on a shiny red bicycle. He gets to do it too, breaking a few Royal Mail rules but ensuring two people get to live happily ever after in the process. It’s a really happy story, a celebration of communication and of thinking the best of our neighbours, and lovely to look at too.
About the Little Gems series: Little Gems are in a gorgeous new chunky format, with high-spec production including coloured endpapers and jacketed flaps with activities. Additional features include high quality cream paper, Barrington Stoke font and illustrations on every page. They are perfect for 5-8's. These quality stories promote good reading practice for all newly independent readers.
Kids love to read and in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
- Amatullah Khatun, age 6 - 'This book was easy to read and kept Amatullah interested till the very end...The illustrations complemented this interesting story beautifully.'
- James McNichol, age 6 - 'Simply delightful.'
- Robert, age 6 - 'An excellent story for early readers.'
- Liam Hill, age 7 - 'I read this book really quickly because I wanted to know how it ended. It must be exciting to be a telegram boy. I wish I could be one.'
- Aggie Daniels, age 6 - 'Quick easy read, would suit those just venturing into independent reading.'
Billy Button, Telegram Boy by Sally Nicholls
When Charlie the telegram boy breaks his leg and can't ride his bicycle, Billy Button sees his chance. He has always wanted to be a telegram boy, delivering messages all over the village on the red Post Office bicycle. Soon Billy is zooming about all over the place with news of new babies, sick sisters and sweethearts coming to visit. He even has a chance to put a few things right with a special 'extra' telegram or two...
High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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