Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing? by Polly Dunbar

Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?

Written by Polly Dunbar
Part of the Tilly and Friends Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   5+ readers   
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Tilly and her friends are all busy doing different things. Lift the flaps to find out what all the characters are up to...and how they all come together in a great big surprise.

The Tilly and Friends TV series, produced by Walker Productions and JAM Media and based on the picture books by Polly Dunbar, is currently airing on CBeebies, with 52 episodes in the series. Utterly charming artwork, delicious palette, gentle humour and winsome characters have deservedly made this a series of winners. This hugely successful series took the top prize for animated programs at the 2014 IFTA Awards in Dublin. The Annual Irish Film & Television Awards are the highlight of Ireland's entertainment and cultural calendar celebrating the very best of Irish screen talent across film and television.


Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing? by Polly Dunbar

Each of the seven spreads feature labelled picture clues on the left and a lift-the-flap picture on the right which reveals the answer. Young children will love looking at the clues and guessing what Tilly and her friends are doing!

This is one of two fun-filled, novelty board books accompanying the Tilly and Friends television series...the other one is Who's Hiding?

A note from the author, Polly Dunbar. . ."I came up with the idea for Tilly and Friends years ago when I was house sharing in London. There were a lot of us living in what should have been a two bedroom flat. It was a chaotic and hilarious time in my life; all of us trying to muddle along together meant a lot of laughing but also tears. I wanted to capture this in the Tilly series. I think the stories show how it’s possible to get along together, even on those days when you’re feeling a little bit ‘bitey’ like Doodle! When I first wrote the Tilly stories I didn’t dream that they would become walking talking cartoon characters, I was too busy trying to make them work as books, that seemed enough of a challenge at the time. But it become clear to me as I began to come up with stories that I had many more ideas than would fit in just six books. Hopefully children will relate to Tilly and co as though they are friends. When I was creating the characters I had in mind that although they are animals they are also children, with all the same preoccupations as real children."

Tilly and Friends have their own website; visit www.tillyandfriends.com for games and competitions and more information about your favourite characters.


A lovely lift-the-flap book featuring characters from the successful CBeebies series, Tilly and Friends, originated by Polly Dunbar. Look at the clues and guess what everyone's doing- then lift the flaps to see! Mums & Tots

About the Author

Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of a series called Tilly and Friends which has been made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies from September 2012. She's also the author/illustrator of Penguin, Arthur's Dream Boat, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her titles have won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly currently lives and works in Dublin.

To view a TV clip from Tilly and Friends go to: www.tillyandfriends.com

And to see a fun video with Polly click here!

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Board book
14 pages
Interest Age: To 5


Polly Dunbar
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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd April 2014




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