Mine's Bigger Than Yours! by Jeanne Willis


Mine's Bigger Than Yours! by Jeanne Willis

Little Hairy Monster is sitting on a rock licking a lollipop, when along comes Scary Monster. 'I'm bigger than you!' says Scary Monster. 'Give me your lollipop!' But Little Hairy Monster won't, no matter how much he tries to bully her, and Scary Monster is in for a big surprise...This title presents a light-hearted take on bullying, which young children will love.


Willis's deadpan text and Reynolds's vibrant illustrations make this a winner. The Scotsman Mine's Bigger than Yours! sees Jeanne Willis reunited with Adrian Reynolds who illustrated their award-winning Who's in the Loo? and is a new take on the familiar theme of bullying, with an ending that had me laughing out loud. -- Hannah Fraser Askews Children's Book News This Book is wonderful for showing children that small people can be brave and achieve great things. Child Education

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children’s picture book authors in the UK. Jeanne Willis wrote her first book aged five and has now written over eighty titles. She has won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. She has written Who’s in the Loo? which won the Red House Children’s Book Award. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (nonfiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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32 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

2nd July 2009



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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