Where's Gilbert? by Wendy Finney
  

Where's Gilbert?

Written by Wendy Finney
Illustrated by Tony Ross

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The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross’s much loved series, is growing up and she’s just as much of a character as she ever was. She’s playing happily in the garden with her teddy bear Gilbert when she sees her friend Ollie approaching. Uh-oh, he can’t know she still plays with teddies so poor Gilbert is plonked in the nearest rose bush. Gilbert goes on to have a whole series of adventures before fate returns him to his owner, who has long since admitted even to Ollie that she needs her teddy back. This is the Little Princess in unusually benign mode and a lovely story about friendship, tolerance and owning up to mistakes. With illustrations in full colour throughout by Tony Ross it’s a good to look at as it is to read. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Where's Gilbert? by Wendy Finney

Rosie the not-so-little princess has always loved Gilbert, her royal teddy bear. But she feels she's a bit too old for him now and decides to stop playing with him. But then Gilbert goes missing and has a very strange adventure indeed. Will Rosie ever get her teddy back?

These young fiction colour readers take Tony Ross' beloved Little Princess to a whole new audience. The text appears in short blocks around full-colour illustrations, and is divided into short chapters, making it perfect for new readers.

Reviews

'Though The Little Princess has lost her teddy, she has lost none of her zest.' - Bedfordshire Families

'Very enjoyable' - The School Librarian

'Specifically designed for confident readers who feel ready to tackle chapter books…The Not So Little Princess is still a little bit naughty' Guardian

'Delightful. Colour illustrations are bright and wonderfully expressive and the story as humorous as ever' Carousel

'Illustrations are excellent and the words provided cleverly draw on the earlier series.' - BFK

'Young readers who are striving for independence will be delighted to find a book that they can read for themselves - especially one featuring a favourite character.' - School Library Journal

About the Author

Wendy Finney

Wendy Finney was born and educated in London. She left school at seventeen to join in with the 'swinging sixties' and got her first job with the publisher Victor Gollancz. She then worked for a construction company where she taught herself to draw house plans, eventually setting up her own building design and planning business. She has three grown-up children and lives in Wales.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Wendy Finney
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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

6th April 2017

ISBN

9781783445233

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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.

Publisher's Website

www.andersenpress.co.uk


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