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Billy and the Big New School Laurence Anholt, Catherine Anholt, Catherine Anholt

Orchard Books
Paperback 32 pages

273 x 250 x 2mm
3rd Jul 2008
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Billy is not at all sure about starting big school. In fact, he wishes he could stay at home with his mum. But with some gentle encouragement and the help of a new friend, Billy soon discovers that big school can be a lot of fun! Young children and adults alike will enjoy sharing and talking about this much-loved classic picture book, with its delightful and amusing insight into the joys and trepidations of starting school.


Laurence Anholt has written over seventy books for children of all ages, many in collaboration with his wife, Catherine, including the well-loved 'Chimp and Zee' stories. They are both highly regarded in the UK and abroad as a successful author/illustrator team, and have had their books translated into many different languages. They met as undergraduates at Falmouth School of Art, and went on to achieve Master's Degrees from the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal College respectively. Their books are based firmly within their own family's experiences, and many of Catherine's illustrations depict scenes which families will recognise. Catherine and Laurence Anholt live in Lyme Regis.

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