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William Bee
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Book Description

1 May 2006
"Whatever," says Billy. It doesn't matter what Dad shows him; whether it's the tallest giraffe or the smallest butterfly, the world's curliest trumpet or steamiest train...even a trip to outer space makes Billy say "Whatever". Until, that is, Billy meets the world's hungriest tiger and is promptly gobbled up. "I'm still in here Dad," yells Billy. "Whatever," says Dad!

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  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd; New edition edition (1 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406301337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406301335
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 21.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William Bee was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside. As well as writing children's books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home, tends his lawns and meadow. William Bee loves Saturdays, the colour green, tabby cats, the Queen, Rolls Royces, fruit scones, David Niven, staying at home...

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new Hillaire Belloc 15 Nov 2011
I think that, as a child, this book would have terrified me, but my kids seem to love it! Perhaps because they know what wonderfully well-mannered children they are...

It's a cautionary tale, in the mould of Hillaire Belloc, but much more sparing with the words. Billy is a very spoilt child who is shown a series of wonderful things, such as the world's curliest trumpet, and the steamiest train. Billy's only response to all of these things is "whatever". In the end Billy's Dad shows him the world's hungriest tiger. After the tiger eats him, he shouts to his Dad that he is still there in the tiger. Dad's reponse as he walks away? "Whatever".

This book is wonderfully illustrated - they are bright and simple pictures, which remind me a little of the iconic Mr Benn.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant book 9 Jan 2010
bought all William Bee books after reading Beware of the Frog in the library, and wasn't disappointed.they are some of the best children's books I've ever read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps it is because I live in Japan, where there is a cult of positivity and shmalz, that I was so shocked, and my son gobsmacked by the ending. He looked at me with wide-eyed disbelief, and since reading it (well it was only yesterday) he has been keen to please. You will see why when you read the ending. The ending is perhaps morally sound, but be warned, it is not happy! I think this book is for children of four years old and above. My son is nearly three.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Whatever! 16 Aug 2013
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Little boy loves it! After seeing it on bookaboo we have read this book a thousand times & still makes my 3yr old giggle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 1 July 2013
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Another amusing book from William Bee, he is a firm favourite at our house. Simply for young children and well illustrated.
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