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Silly Billy

Written by Anthony Browne

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Shortlisted for the prestigious 2008 Greenway. A reassuring story about dealing with all kinds of worries. Billy can't stop worrying until his grandma gives him a set of worry dolls. Billy tells the dolls his worries and, at last, he gets a good night's sleep. But then Billy has a new worry. What if the dolls aren't sleeping now? Billy come up with a very clever - and very sweet solution.

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Silly Billy Synopsis

Billy worries about hats and shoes. He worries about clouds and rain and giant birds. Most of all, he worries about staying at other people's houses. His mum and dad try to help, but still Billy worries... until a visit to his grandma's shows him how to overcome his fears with the aid of his imagination - and some tiny worry dolls.

Silly Billy Press Reviews

'Just right as a soothing companion for any child at bedtime.'The Independent

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ISBN: 9781406305760
Publication date: 05/11/2007
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406305760
Publication date: 5th November 2007
Author: Anthony Browne
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About Anthony Browne

As a childAnthony grew up in a village called Hipperholme, in Yorkshire. He loved art and would spend hours drawing with his beloved father. He says of his father, “He was an unusual man – outwardly strong and confident, but also shy and sensitive – a bit like the gorillas I love to illustrate now. As well as drawing, he encouraged me to play a lot of sports, such as rugby and soccer and cricket. I was small for my age and I used to go to a fairly tough school – if I hadn’t been good ...

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