Billy and the Beast (Paperback)Nadia Shireen (author,illustrator)
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One of The Observer's Best Children's Books of 2018!
'It's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage'- The Guardian
From the author of Bumblebear, comes a new heroine for our times. Introducing: Billy!
Whilst on a lovely walk in the woods, Billy and her trusty sidekick Fatcat hear a terrible rumble... a terrible rumble coming from a Terrible Beast...
He's making a Terrible Soup out of all of Billy and Fatcat's friends!
Luckily, our brave heroine Billy has a trick or two up her sleeve (or in her hair)...
Join Billy on her mission to defeat the Terrible Beast (and save those adorable little bunny rabbits too).
'A refreshing picture book star' - The Observer
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 204 g
Dimensions: 290 x 242 x 4 mm
While the title may nod to a certain fairytale there's not even a whiff of ballgowns or romance in Nadia Shireen's joyous monster-slaying adventure. Refreshingly, the heroine here is a brown girl with a yellow cagoule, skinny jeans and a fabulously frizzy beehive in which she stashes essentials from emergency doughnuts to useful devices. British author Shireen has created her best character yet in the feisty and fun Billy, who rescues her woodland pals from the claws of a goofy green beast. * The Guardian *
Clever Billy outwits a Terrible Beast who wants to eat her woodland friends. The characters are enterprising, the text surprising and the layout engaging, with paths that wind across the page and changes of perspective; and the pictures are humorous, not least the worried face of a fox dangling upside down. * The Sunday Times *
Nadia Shireen's Billy and the Beast celebrates the experience of those often left out of picture books, with its brave brown heroine and the outrageous array of props she stores in her huge cloud of hair. Lively, energetic, full of well-timed humour (and a sidekick called Fatcat), it's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre stage. * The Guardian *
These are the most brilliant, beautiful and silly picture-books out there at the moment. Little doorways of joy. * Caitlin Moran *
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