Little Big Mouth by Jeanne Willis
  

Little Big Mouth

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Lydia Monks

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December 2013 Book of the Month “Fat Faced, Jelly Bellied, Worm Tailed” – these are some of the insults that Little Green Monster selects to hurl at a newcomer to school. But Little Green Monster has made a very big mistake about who he is calling names! Lots of options of insults are possible in this mix and match title which will be sure to make young readers go away knowing that name calling is seriously not a good thing to do!

Synopsis

Little Big Mouth by Jeanne Willis

Mix and match the monsters! It's Blue Monster's first day at Monster Academy and Little Green Monster thinks it's really funny to call him rude names. Fat face! Jelly belly! Spotty botty! So how come no one else is laughing? Little Green Monster soon learns why when he finds out that the new student is actually the new teacher!

Children will learn an important lesson as to why you shouldn't call names, as well as having fun mixing and matching the monster body parts. It is a humorous novelty picture book dealing subtly with the issue of bullying. It is ideal for reading aloud, the split-page, mix-and-match format makes this hilarious storybook different every time.

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With ingenious use of split pages, children will love the funny assortment of insults and images they can conjure up. And there's a useful lesson on why it's not nice - or prudent - to be rude. Junior

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. She wrote her first book aged five - a slim volume about cats and stitchd together with a painfullly blunt needle so that it looked like a 'real' book. After that, there was no turning back. Having been fired from her Saturday job selling cowboy boots in the Kings Road for chewing gum, and after a brief career as a reptile vet's assistant, she worked as a copywirter and had her first picture book published at the age of 21 (which she wrote whilst pretending to be busy creating adverts for cognac) 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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Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Jeanne Willis
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Author's Website

jeannewillis.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th December 2013

ISBN

9781406349870

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