Silly Billy Paperback – 5 Nov 2007
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A perfect book for a child who worries. THE Book Magazine Just right as a soothing companion for any child at bedtime. The Independent Anthony Browne's meticulous pictures intrigue the eye and set the imagination spinning. Child Education PLUS
About the Author
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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A young boy called Billy has many worries varying from hats to rain and giant birds. Eventually he tells his Grandma who appears to be the only one who can help; she gives Billy some worry dolls to tell all his worries to before he goes to sleep. Billy then became worried that his dolls had too many worries therefore he made worry dolls for his worry dolls and Billy worried no longer.
Themes: Bedtime rountines, sleeping.
- Children could draw their own worry dolls and then make their ideas real by using junk modeling.
- Children could research food from Guatemala by using ICT and books.
- Children could find a recipe containing foods from Guatemala, and make the item of food.
- Children could make flags of Guatemala to go on display.
- Children could make a list of their own worries and then they can try to work out what they can do to make those worries disappear.
- In circle time children could be encouraged to speak openly and ensure children have a support network for any worry, even if they seem 'silly'.
- Children could discuss their bedtime routine and the importance of having a routine/pattern before going to sleep to settle them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book along with some worry dolls for my anxious little one and they seem to ease some of the anxiety. Would recommend this bookPublished 1 month ago by Sarah
I was very pleased with this item and also speed of deliveryPublished 9 months ago by P. E. Pattenden
Met Expectations and is suitable for what I needed, glad to hve purchased itPublished 17 months ago by colin
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