I Hate School! by Jeanne Willis

I Hate School!

Written by Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross


I Hate School! by Jeanne Willis

Honor Brown cannot find a good word to say about her school despite much prompting. She insists that her teacher is a warty toad, the water tray has killer sharks in it, and even her friends are loathsome. But when the time comes to move on to 'Big School', she sits in the corner and sobs! Maybe it wasn't so bad after all!


A boon for parents Independent Should go down well with children of four and over. Daily Telegraph Pokes fun at fear of school with lavish doses of absurdity. Glasgow Herald An absolute hoot Books for Keeps 'Honor Brown has a huge imagination and she hasn't a good word to say about her school. She tells people her teacher is a warty toad, the water tray has killer sharks in it ... But when she has to move on to 'Big School

't so bad after all.'

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Herts, in 1959. As a young girl she sought adventures though writing comic strips and books. After completing a copywriting course at Watford Art College she went on to work in advertising. Today, Jeanne is an internationally renowned, full-time writer and has published over a hundred books - ranging from picture books including The Bog Baby and Who's in the Loo?, to YA, poetry and fiction. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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32 pages


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th July 2005



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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