Leave Me Alone A Tale of What Happens When You Face Up a Bully by Kes Gray


Leave Me Alone A Tale of What Happens When You Face Up a Bully by Kes Gray

A young boy struggles to stand up to his bully until his friends show him that eight loud voices are stronger than one! Brilliantly told by award-winning author Kes Gray, a difficult subject is treated with a wonderfully light touch.


Praise for Mum and Dad Glue: An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents

. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat. -- Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer 20090301 Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. -- Bookbag 20091111 An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. -- Nursery World 20100114 A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. -- Junior 20100201

About the Author

Kes Gray

In a career spanning twenty years he has written many television advertising campaigns, most notably for Carling Black Label, Prudential and NSPCC.

Kes loves to write and in 1997 a one month sabbatical produced his first and most acclaimed picture book to date, Eat Your Peas. Published in 2000 it became the first picture book in ten years to win the coveted overall prize at the 2001 Federation of Childrens Book Awards. The same year it won the overall prize at Sheffield, was picture book category winner at Stockport and the Experian Big 3 Awards. In 2002 Eat Your Peas was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. He is also the author for Oi Frog! and titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series - all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. KES GRAY was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. BILLY BUCKET was winner of the Red House C hildren's Book Award for Younger Readers. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2011



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