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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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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.

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.

Old Dog

Old Dog

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

'You can't teach an old dog new tricks.' The Young Pups don't want to visit Grandpa - he is so boring, and only ever wants to talk about the olden days. They don't believe Grandpa was ever young or fun, so Grandpa sets out to prove them wrong, and show them that there is life in the old dog yet!

Troll Stinks!

Troll Stinks!

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they discover the number for a troll. Grandpa Gruff says all trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

Misery Moo

Misery Moo

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

There was once a cow who was always miserable, and a lamb who tried to cheer her up. But the cow was impossible to cheer up! Even Father Christmas was too jolly for her. The poor lamb burst into tears himself, and wallowed in misery. Finally the cow started to miss him, and gave him the best birthday present ever - a great big grin!

Big Bad Bun

Big Bad Bun

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

There never was a rabbit as bad as Big Bad Bun. Or so you'd think if you read the letter which he left on his bed after school one day...but it turns out Big Bad Bun (whose real name is actually Fluff) might not be as bad as he makes out. His school report aside, that is!

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