Written by Mick Inkpen
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October 2011 Guest Editor Roddy Doyle. When my kids were kids – if that makes sense – Mick Inkpen’s books were all over the floor and on every bed – but never up on a shelf. Kipper felt like a real dog in our house. But BILLY’S BEETLE is the book I recall with most affection. Beautiful, witty drawings and words packed with fun and rhythm, I never tired of reading it and, later, having it read to me. I can still see, and hear, it.
Billy's Beetle by Mick Inkpen
A classic picture book from master storyteller Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig. Billy has lost his little beetle and enlists a whole motley crew of people and animals to help him find it. The fun is made even greater by pull out pages and children will enjoy spotting the wayward beetle on every page.
'Truly childlike and unusually entertaining.' Kirkus Reviews
'Evocative language will have readers eager to help the story with their own sounds.' School Library Journal
'In this buoyant tale of a hunt for a lost beetle, Inkpen once again displays his abundant creativity.' Publishers Weekly
'The cumulative nature of this text, with its natural repetition, makes this an ideal book for apprentice readers, as well as for sharing.' The School Librarian
'... lively pictures with a funny, repetitive text to create a wonderfully wacky story.'
'This is a tremendous book for encouraging children to join in and get involved, as they all want to call out to show you where the beetle is'. - EYE
'This wonderful tale of lost and found exudes a slapstick sense of commedy and is perfectly pitched for a toddler's emerging sense of fun.' - Junior
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Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
2nd August 2007
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