Chester's Big Surprise by Olivia Villet


Chester's Big Surprise by Olivia Villet

Chester is feeling a little sad and lonely because his special friend Tilda did not come out to play. So Chester wanders sadly around all their favourite places hoping that she will have changed her mind and he will meet up with her. Through the shop, into the school, past the scary dinosaur park Chester goes, and still Tilda is nowhere to be found. But when Chester gets home he hears some very funny sounds and has the biggest surprise of all.


Chester the dog is feeling lonely. His special friend, Tilda, hasn't come out to play, and Chester can't find her anywhere. Wherever can she be? Chester searches for her everywhere, in all their favourite places. He looks around the shop. He looks around the school, where the children make a big fuss of him, but he still can't find Tilda. He even manages to be brave enough to look in the dinosaur park. He asks his friend Sharky, but Sharky doesn't know where Tilda is either. It's very mysterious. Poor Chester! He goes home sadly, alone - but he's in for a lovely surprise! This simple but charming story will intrigue toddlers as they join Chester in his search for Tilda, and they will be delighted with the surprise that awaits him. This is the first book from Olivia Villet, who has also provided the bright, bold illustrations. Ages 2-4 (Kirkus UK)

About the Author

Olivia Villet sent her work to Bloomsbury unsolicited in a very beautifully painted envelope. From that first contact Chester's Big Surprise was developed. Olivia is already working on another book for Bloomsbury Children's Books. Olivia Villet studied at art college in South Africa where she was born and brought up. She is currently staying in London, hoping to develop her career as an illustrator.

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32 pages


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Publication date

16th September 2002



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