I Totally Don't Want to Play! by Ann Bonwill


I Totally Don't Want to Play! by Ann Bonwill

Hugo the hippo has his routine. He always goes skating with Bella the bird. In fact he always does everything with Bella. So when Bella makes a new friend and announces she's going to the playground with Cressida (a crocodile) instead, Hugo feels a bit miffed. Once at the playground, everything seems to be made for two - the swings, the see-saw, even playing leapfrog. And whichever way the friends pair up, there's always someone who feels left out. But there is something that they can all enjoy together and, when they discover it, it proves that three really is better than two! With wonderfully quirky illustrations from new talent Simon Rickerty and a great read-aloud text, this is a made-for-sharing picture book.


Where better to turn for a gentle, reassuring lesson about caring and sharing than the two unlikely and lovable playmates, Hugo the Hippo and Bella the Bird... Ann Bonwill's simple but effective read-aloud text is brought to life by the wonderfully bold and quirky illustrations of Simon Rickerty Lancaster Guardian

About the Author

Ann Bonwill

Ann Bonwill grew up in America. Her mother worked as a children's librarian so she was always surrounded by books and she loved to read and write stories throughout her childhood. Ann currently lives in Germany with her husband and young son.

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32 pages


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Publication date

5th June 2014



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