Silly Billy

By Anthony Browne; Anthony Browne (Illustrator)
(Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763631246, 32pp.)

Publication Date: October 10, 2006

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A funny, sympathetic antidote to worry from a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist

Billy worries about everything, from shoes that might march out the window to giant birds that might carry him away. One night on a visit to Grandma's, Billy is so anxious that he can't sleep. But Grandma has just the thing for a boy like Billy — tiny, colorful worry dolls, made to do his worrying for him. That night when Billy puts the dolls under his pillow, he sleeps like a log. But soon it dawns on Billy that something is not quite right — now he has all those worry dolls to worry about! Leave it to Anthony Browne, with his surreal illustrations and a final clever twist, to come up with a solution that puts Billy at ease at last.

About the Author

Anthony Browne is the author-illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including INTO THE FOREST and the Willy books. He was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2000 and has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal, for GORILLA and ZOO. He lives in England.

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