Wait and See by Tony Bradman

Wait and See

Written by Tony Bradman
Illustrated by Eileen Browne


Wait and See by Tony Bradman

It's Saturday, and Jo has some pocket money to spend. So Jo and her mum go shopping, while Dad stays at home to make lunch for them all. But what should she spend her money on? She'll have to wait and see.


One of those valuable resources that promotes positive attitudes towards cultural diversity. Implicit within the storyline and illustrations are clear messages celebrating difference, everyday experiences, friendship, community and families. || Eileen Browne's illustrations bring Jo, her family and the local neighbourhood to life. Eileen captures the different skin tones, hair styles and mannerisms very well. There is so much going on in each illustration that children and adults will find lots to talk about and discuss. Wait and See should be one of the first books all children read with their parents.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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32 pages


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

6th January 2011



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