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Sticky Ends

Written by Jeanne Willis

Illustrated by Tony Ross

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LoveReading View on Sticky Ends

Age 7+. Twenty six fabulously funny modern cautionary tales are wittily illustrated by Tony Ross in this vivid and entertaining collection. The sticky ends of the title bring delightful surprises to verses about the truly disgusting nature of school dinners, the fate of Felicity Finch, a little girl who likes to pinch, or Icy Clare who delights in going everywhere in her underwear. Perfect for reading aloud, the richly imagined and brilliantly illustrated retribution that befalls such characters will delight all who hear these verses. ~ Julia Eccleshare

Sticky Ends Synopsis

Have you heard the tale of Felicity Finch who was prone to pinch? Or the one about Vince the Mince, the vegetarian dog who took his sprouts far too seriously...

This hilarious collection offers a grisly mix of gruesome cautionary verses, in which assorted characters meet the stickiest of ends.

Sticky Ends Press Reviews

Perfect for reading aloud, the richly imagined and brilliantly illustrated retribution that befalls such characters will delight all who hear these verses. -- Julia Eccleshare LoveReading4Kids, Book of the Month

Will make the whole family laugh out loud. Daily Express The illustrations are great, and there's plenty of gross things going on to delight children ... A good way to get some disgusterous little boys reading poems! The Bookbag

A hilarious collection of macabre rhymes with echoes of Roald Dahl. A must! Peters Bookselling Services

Do your children love rhymes? This collection of 26 verses will sway them. Brilliantly conceived by the multi-talented Jeanne Willis...illustrated by the superb Tony Ross. Armadillo Magazine

The best, and the most fun, book of cautionary verse since Dahl - and before that Belloc. Wendy Cooling, Children’s Book Expert

A dream team of writer and illustrator! The Times

Another perfect collaboration between Willis and Ross, whose ability to make children laugh simply can’t be bettered. Daily Mail

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781849395045
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781849392501
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849395045
Publication date: 3rd September 2015
Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About Jeanne Willis

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. Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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