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Whatever Next!

Written by Jill Murphy

Illustrated by Jill Murphy

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Whatever Next!

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2019 |

It’s bath time for Baby Bear but he is determined to fit in a quick trip to the moon beforehand. Can he do it? Sure he can. Finding a space rocket under the stairs, a helmet in the kitchen and some boots by the door Baby Bear is soon off and away floating high in the sky, up through the stars and all the way to the moon. A gloriously imaginative story brought to life in Jill Murphy’s wonderful illustrations. 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2019:

Lark by Anthony McGowan

Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea by Morag Hood

Dear Zoo Snuggle Book by Rod Campbell

Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

Billly and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay

Whatever Next! Synopsis

It's very nearly bath time for Baby Bear, but he just wants to go on one more adventure - a quick trip to the moon. Mrs Bear isn't pleased, and anyway, she says, Baby Bear doesn't have a rocket. Luckily, there's one under the stairs . . . Join Baby Bear as he makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon, all before bath time. Whatever Next!

This is a board book edition of a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of Peace at Last and The Worst Witch.

Whatever Next! Press Reviews

Enchanting story . . . stunning pictures . . . ideal bedtime reading  Practical Parenting

A lovely book for adult and child to enjoy    Nursery World


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781529006506
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book

ISBN: 9781509862580
Publication date: 11/01/2018
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529006506
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: Jill Murphy
Illustrator: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Board book
Pagination: 30 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Jill Murphy

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors    Jill Murphy is one of Britain’s most treasured author–illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill’s other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill ...

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