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Jeanne Willis - Author

About the Author

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). 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.

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Sing a Song of Bottoms!

Sing a Song of Bottoms!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2021

Join Jeanne Willis in the funniest talent show ever. In a fabulous rhyming text, meet bears with baggy bottoms, pigs with perky pinky ones and peacocks who love to put theirs on display. Perfect for reading aloud and guaranteed to cause fits of giggles, one thing's for sure - whoever is the winner, bottoms are top! From the dynamic duo behind Bottoms Up!

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Old Macdonald Had a Phone

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Old Macdonald loves his phone: it helps him organise his farm. But when the animals each get one of their own, they are soon on thier phones all day - Here a tweet, there a chat, WhatsApping the farm cat - and before they know it, no work is getting done! What can Old Macdonald do? Sing along to the tune of Old Macdonald had a Farm, in this hilarious cautionary tale for a new generation of phone-users. From the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, the fourth in the series of picturebooks exploring online issues.

What Are Little Girls Made of?

What Are Little Girls Made of?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, revamps all the favourite Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes.Think you know your favourite classic nursery rhymes? Read this picture book and think again! In this witty reworking of popular nursery rhymes, Georgie Porgie doesn't dare to make the girls cry, Little Bo-Peep's sheep are all present and correct, thank you, and it's the queen, OF COURSE, who fixes Humpty Dumpty. With the combination of Jeanne Willis's brilliantly funny poems and charming, witty illustrations from Isabelle Follath, these nursery rhymes prove that girls can be the heroes of any story. This remixed nursery rhyme collection is the perfect gift book for any child (or adult!), to read aloud or enjoy alone.Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free Stories Aloud audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

Don't Go There!

Don't Go There!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Lid up, pants down, bottom on the seat! They mustn't have toilets in outer space, because this baby Martian keeps going in the wrong place: a bird bath, a bin, an up-turned hat... Perhaps if he masters The Toilet Song, he might learn where to go.

The Blue Beyond

The Blue Beyond

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Lana dreams of becoming the greatest explorer in the world. She can't wait to discover what lies beyond the safe haven of her lagoon. But when Lana sets off on her incredible journey, she soon realizes that she is one very little fish in the great big ocean... A joyful celebration of bravery and adventure, with full colour illustrations on every page.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 5: Mr Mildew and the Duke

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 5: Mr Mildew and the Duke

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2020

Mr Mildew has lots of unusual pets, but the Duke decides to make some new rules ... Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with fully-decodable books that help you match your phonics teaching and practice, while inspiring and engaging your young readers. Specially developed to enhance children's vocabulary alongside their decoding skills, these books are perfect for sharing.

Buzz and Jack Band 02a/Red a

Buzz and Jack Band 02a/Red a

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2020

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Buzz the chick and Jack the duck are chums. When Buzz falls into the pond, will Jack be able to help him? Red A/Band 2A offers emergent readers predictable text with familiar objects and actions, combined with simple story development. The focus sounds in this book are: /j/ /w/ /zz/ /qu/ /ch/ /th/ /ng/ /nk/ Pages 14 and 15 contain a fun I Spy Letters and Sounds activity, which uses visual support to help children embed phonic knowledge. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Cottonwool Colin

Cottonwool Colin

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Colin is small, even for a mouse. His mother refuses to let him play outside with his brothers and sisters unless he is wrapped in a big fluffy ball of cotton wool. But instead of keeping him safe, the cotton wool attracts the attention of every fierce creature imaginable - little boys, ducks, even foxes! After a day of being flung, pecked and chased, Colin returns home without his cotton wool, but feeling much BIGGER, and ready to tell his mother that he can look after himself.

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