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Description - Silly Billy by Anthony Browne

An atmospheric exploration of childhood worries and how to overcome them, by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner.

Billy is a bit of a worrier. He 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781406305760
ISBN-10: 1406305766
Format: Paperback / softback
(270mm x 252mm x 4mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Silly Billy by Anthony Browne - Reviewed by (23 Jan 2013)

Billy is a worrier has worries about everything in life, he worries so much that cant sleep. As any young person should do with such a troublesome phobia he seeks help from an adult, namely his Grandma. His Grandma soon explains that she had similar issues when she was a child and one such possible solution to aid him was to make worry dolls. Interestingly enough there is a nice explanation about worry dolls at the end of the book, about the origin and history.

Billy has a unique take on these dolls which is quite amusing. A funny book with great illustrations which will help any child with a similar disposition to worrying.


Author Biography - Anthony Browne

Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children's book artists, with a number of outstanding titles to his credit, including Gorilla (9780744594393), My Dad and Into the Forest (9781844285594). In 2000, he won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award (for Illustration) for his services to children's literature. He lives in Kent.

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