Supposing by Frances Thomas


Supposing by Frances Thomas

'Illustrated by the amazingly talented Ross Collins, this is for anyone - small or big - with an overactive imagination.' Vivian French, The Guardian 'Ross Collins' irresistible monsters are the perfect vehicle for a story so reassuring that the end can only be met with a sigh of complete satisfaction.' Lindsey Fraser, The Scotsman Supposing you woke up and the house was on fire and there was a big black hole in the floor beside your bed and you fell in and a spider fell in on top of you ...In this skillfully sensitive book about nightmares, that is just what a little monster's nightmares are about, until his mother soothes him and lays all his fears to rest. Her stories of pancake breakfasts, country walks and buying balloons soon reminds the little monster that his worries were just bad dreams. A loving and touching book that deals with a subject common to all parents and children. The Author: Frances Thomas lives in London. She is the author of eleven books for children and is published by Hamish Hamilton, Bodley Head and Andersen Press. The Illustrator: Ross Collins lives in Glasgow. He has illustrated five other picture books for Macmillan, Hodder Headline and Watts Publishers.

About the Author

Frances Thomas

Frances Thomas was born in Aberdare, South Wales in 1943 but later moved to London and studied at Queen Mary College (London University).

For the last two years, Frances has divided her time between writing and teaching dyslexic children, which she does privately at home. She has written for adults and children. Her children's novels have won Welsh Arts Council Awards, and her first adult novel, Seeing Things, was a runner-up for the Whitbread First Novel award in 1986. Who Stole a Bloater? was dramatised by Jackanory on BBC Television in 1993. Christina Rossetti was her first biography, and In 1994 Frances acted as a consultant to the National Portrait Gallery for their centenary exhibition on Christina Rossetti. Little Monster's Book of Numbers and Little Monster's Book of Opposites are published by Bloomsbury in January 2006.

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32 pages
Interest Age: Under 6


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Publication date

14th June 1999



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