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Where's Gilbert?

Written by Wendy Finney

Illustrated by Tony Ross

Part of the The Not So Little Princess Series

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LoveReading View on Where's Gilbert?

The Little Princess, star of Tony Ross’s much loved series, is growing up and she’s just as much of a character as she ever was. She’s playing happily in the garden with her teddy bear Gilbert when she sees her friend Ollie approaching. Uh-oh, he can’t know she still plays with teddies so poor Gilbert is plonked in the nearest rose bush. Gilbert goes on to have a whole series of adventures before fate returns him to his owner, who has long since admitted even to Ollie that she needs her teddy back. This is the Little Princess in unusually benign mode and a lovely story about friendship, tolerance and owning up to mistakes. With illustrations in full colour throughout by Tony Ross it’s a good to look at as it is to read.  ~ Andrea Reece

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Where's Gilbert? Synopsis

These young fiction colour readers take Tony Ross' beloved Little Princess to a whole new audience. The text appears in short blocks around full-colour illustrations, and is divided into short chapters, making it perfect for new readers.

Rosie the Not-so-Little-Princess has always loved Gilbert, her royal teddy bear. But she feels she's a bit too old for him now and decides to stop playing with him. But then Gilbert goes missing and has a very strange adventure indeed. Will Rosie ever get her teddy back?

Where's Gilbert? Press Reviews

'Though The Little Princess has lost her teddy, she has lost none of her zest.' - Bedfordshire Families

'Very enjoyable' - The School Librarian

'Specifically designed for confident readers who feel ready to tackle chapter books…The Not So Little Princess is still a little bit naughty' Guardian

'Delightful. Colour illustrations are bright and wonderfully expressive and the story as humorous as ever' Carousel 

'Illustrations are excellent and the words provided cleverly draw on the earlier series.'  - BFK

'Young readers who are striving for independence will be delighted to find a book that they can read for themselves - especially one featuring a favourite character.' - School Library Journal



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ISBN: 9781783445233
Publication date: 06/04/2017
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783445233
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783445233
Publication date: 6th August 2015
Author: Wendy Finney
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous

About Wendy Finney

Wendy Finney was born and educated in London. She left school at seventeen to join in with the 'swinging sixties' and got her first job with the publisher Victor Gollancz. She then worked for a construction company where she taught herself to draw house plans, eventually setting up her own building design and planning business. She has three grown-up children and lives in Wales.

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