Alone! (Paperback)
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Alone! (Paperback)

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Paperback 40 Pages / Published: 04/03/2021
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With its easily flowing rhyming text and colourful illustrations, Falls' enchanting tale of a boy who wants to be on his own - and the creatures that seemed determined to get in the way - is a delightful picture book all about the joys of making friends.

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Illustrated Books 2022

There once was a boy called Billy McGill
who lived by himself at the top of a hill.
He spent every day in his house all alone
for Billy McGill liked to be on his own.

But life doesn't always turn out how you plan it...

One day Billy hears the squeak of a mouse - destroying his perfectly peaceful existence. So he gets a cat to catch the mouse. But the cat and the mouse make friends. So he gets a dog to chase the cat. But they all play together too. So then he gets a bear... then a tiger... and on it goes, until Billy's house is so filled with characters that he has to move out. Will he find that he still craves peace and quiet, or is it actually quite lovely to have company and friends?

The brilliant second book from Barry Falls is a laugh-out-loud tale of growing chaos, with a lovely message about how it's good to have friends.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781843654674
Number of pages: 40
Dimensions: 280 x 220 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Wonderful play between image and text! Rhythm, rhyme, humour, an invitation to explore and look closely and a lovely message to boot. All very carefully and lovingly put together' - Mat Tobin, education influencer

'[A] beautiful, funny and thoughtfully created picture book which will inspire little ones to embrace life, however hard that sometimes seems, and to relish the rewards of living happily together. With its quirky cast of characters and gorgeous, rhyming story - packed with Falls' vibrant, highly detailed and colour-soaked illustrations - this is the perfect book to read out loud and help children understand that life is fun... even when it's not running smoothly!' - Lancashire Evening Post

'There's much to enjoy about this book. Barry Falls' quirky illustrations are a wry delight.' - Red Reading Hub

'Ivy finds this heartwarming book really funny and she's drawn to the bold, brightly coloured illustrations. The rhyme scheme is really tight so it's an absolute pleasure to read aloud. I've lost count of the number of times we've read it at bedtime since it arrived!' - Ivy's Library

'[A] cracking picture book... With brilliant narrative illustrations and catchy rhyming verse, this story is perfect for reading aloud' - School Reading List

'The bright illustrations and rhyming text make this a great tale to share with others' - Storytime Magazine

'What a truly lovely story, fully of delightful characters with lessons for us all to learn. The story is beautifully told in rhyme that makes the story flow along with pace and humour... The illustrations are delightful and really bring out the character of each of the animals and people.' - Armadillo Magazine

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“A perfect picture book!”

I absolutely *loved* this picture book! It’s so much fun to read aloud - the rhythm and rhyme are wonderful, the illustrations are great and the story itself is very, very funny, so this was the perfect book to read... More

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“Funny Read”

This is a funny read that is sure to put a smile on your face.
He lives alone, he is happy until he finds a mouse... things are about to get out of control!
Great illustrations, very happy to recommend.

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Katy Wheatley

“A Joyous, Rhyming Romp of a Book”

Billy McGill is not keen on company. He lives alone on top of a hill, until one day when a mouse appears in his house. He isn't happy and the book gets increasingly bonkers as Billy tries every strategy he can... More

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