Troll Stinks! by Jeanne Willis

Troll Stinks!

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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The latest in in a wonderful series of cautionary tales for modern children from this super-talented duo, Troll Stinks is very funny and also delivers an important message on how not to behave. Two young billy goats have great fun with a mobile phone, taking silly selfies and leaving daft messages for friends. Then they decide to teach the troll under the bridge a lesson and send it some nasty texts. When they go to the troll’s cave though, instead of a big bad troll, they find a tiny one, frightened by their cyberbullying. It’s as witty as Belloc and as much fun to read aloud, and children will absolutely understand the moral of the story too. Brilliant! ~ Andrea Reece


Troll Stinks! by Jeanne Willis

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games...until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?


Praise for Chicken Clicking:

'A great book for parents and teachers to use to introduce safety on the internet (not forgetting the fun story, too)' - Libby Allman, Guardian

‘A subtle introduction to responsible internet use, lightened by Willis’s wild imagination and Ross’s delightful pictures’ Daily Mail

‘Every primary school in the country should own a copy of this book’ Armadillo Magazine

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children’s picture book authors in the UK. Jeanne Willis wrote her first book aged five and has now written over eighty titles. She has won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. She has written Who’s in the Loo? which won the Red House Children’s Book Award. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (nonfiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th October 2016




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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