Billy and Belle by Sarah Garland
  

Synopsis

Billy and Belle by Sarah Garland

In quasi-comic-book format complete with dialogue in balloons, Billy and Belle is a gently humorous story featuring a modern mixed-race family on an important day. Little Billy and Belle can't wait for Mum to have her baby: Belle already knows how to give a newborn a bottle, and Billy's set to share his pet hamster with a new brother or sister. When Mum goes to the hospital, the kids go off to school for Pet Day (hamster and pet spider in tow) and a little unlooked-for excitement, as all the pets get loose. The family's love and community's support are charmingly portrayed in Sarah Garland's colourful artwork.

Reviews

Part of this story's charm lies in its portrayal of a new baby fitting so naturally into the normal hustle and bustle of family life. Billy and Belle can be enjoyed on many levels, from the truly funny antics of Pet Day to the positive portrayal of an interracial family.

About the Author

Sarah Garland

Sarah Garland is a much-loved author/illustrator who has published more than 40 books. The daughter of a publisher and illustrator, she trained as a typographer at the London College of Printing. She has written many books for children, and also books for adults on herbs and their uses. During her childhood in the New Forest and in recent years she has concentrated on growing a very wide variety of herbs to use in her kitchen, and to treat minor ailments.

She lives in Chedworth, Gloucestershire.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Sarah Garland
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Author's Website

www.sarahgarland.co.uk/inde...

Publisher

Publication date

1st May 2004

ISBN

9781845070380


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