Books

The T-Rex Who Lost His Specs!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Meet the accident-prone T-Rex. First he loses his glasses, then he has one disaster after another: he can't tell his breakfast toast from a slipper, then he mistakes a prehistoric owl for his bath towel! A laugh-out-loud tale from legendary picture book duo Willis and Ross.

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool

Jeanne Willis (and others)

The most beautiful girl in the whole of the school is Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool – but Lucinda Belinda felt it was her duty to guide all her friends in the subject of beauty. Lucinda becomes the scourge of family and friends, criticising big bottoms and moustaches (especially her grandma's) until everyone avoids her. So when Lucinda meets a monster in the forest, she decides it's her mission to make-over this scary creature. Unfortunately changing its outside does not change what's inside – as Lucinda Belinda discovers!

Troll Stinks!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Billy Goat and his best friend Cyril are messing about with the farmer's mobile phone, taking selfies and playing games... until they find the number for a troll. Their Grandpa Gruff says trolls are bad, so Billy and Cyril decide to get their own back by sending mean messages. After all, trolls really do stink! Don't they?

Boa's Bad Birthday

Jeanne Willis (and others)

It was Boa’s birthday.
It was going to be the best one ever.
Or so he hoped.

He invited his friends round.
They would all bring him wonderful presents.
Or would they?

A hilarious tale to encourage young children to accept presents gracefully, from the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

Slug Needs a Hug

Jeanne Willis (and others)

When it begins to bug slug that his mummy doesn’t hug him, he leaves home to find out why. Kitten suggests he should be furrier, so he puts on a woolly hat, while Bird suggests he needs a beak. Soon, Slug has a new look, will his mummy hug him now?

Ready, Steady, Jump!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

When the other baby animals laugh at Elephant for not being able to jump, he sets out to prove them wrong. But hard as he tries, he just can't jump. Then he realises that he is able to do something that no other animal can – his strong, long trunk can make him a hero.

Chicken Clicking

Jeanne Willis (and others)

One night Chick hops onto the farmer's house and has a browse on his computer - CLICK - soon she's shopping online for the whole farm! But when she arranges to meet up with a friend she's made online, she discovers all is not as it seems...

Little Red Riding Hood for the iPad generation, this is the perfect book for teaching children how to stay safe online.

The Pet Person

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Rex, the dog, is desperate to get a pet person for his birthday, but his parents say NO! Everyone knows that people are vicious, smelly and impossible to train. So Rex is delighted when he finds a stray boy to play with. Having a pet person is just so much fun! Or is it. . . ?

Join in the fun of the topsy-turvy world of The Pet Person in this hilarious tale from the award-winning partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

We're Going to a Party!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

"We're going to a party, disguised in fancy dress.
But which of us is What or Who? It's up to you to guess!"

Lift the flaps of this gloriously funny book to find out which animal is wearing which fancy dress costume. But when it comes to the last page, even the animals themselves are in for a surprise . . .

'A dream team of writer and illustrator!' The Times

'The perfect pairing of Willis's rhyme and Ross's humourous illustration.' Good Book Guide

Upside Down Babies

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Once when the world tipped upside down,
The earth went blue and the sky went brown.
All the baby animals tumbled out of bed
And ended up with very funny
mums instead . . .

'A joy to read aloud time and again. Delightful!' - Books for Keeps

Prince Charmless

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Since the day he was born, nothing was good enough for Prince Charmless. From the moment he woke until the time he went to bed, he complained. One day all the royal servants decided they had had enough of his complaining and packed their bags. The pampered prince was left to fend for himself, with some unexpected results . . .

Fly, Chick, Fly!

Jeanne Willis (and others)

In the middle of a wood there is a chick who will not fly. "Not I!" she cries to Mother Owl and Father Owl. She flaps, she flips, she flops and hops back into the nest. Time passes and seasons change, but still she refuses to fly. Will she ever learn to let go and soar up into the open sky?

Hippospotamus

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Hippopotamus had a spotamus . . . on her bottomus!
"It's Measles!" said Weasel.
"It's Hippopox!" said Fox.
"It's Jungle Fever!" said Beaver.

But the spot on Hippo's bottomus was not a diseasel, not even a spotamus but something quite silly . . .

The Wind In The Wallows

Jeanne Willis (and others)

All is quiet in the countryside on a perfect summer's afternoon when out of the blue . . . BANG! And then POP! And then POOP! And then PARP! Someone's broken the silence - but who's going to own up?

Mammoth Pie

Jeanne Willis (and others)

"On top of a mountain there lived a fat mammoth. Down in the valley there lived a thin caveman. The caveman was hungry. Very, very hungry. He saw the mammoth and licked his lips."

But a mouthwatering Mammoth Pie turns out to be more difficult to come by than the caveman could ever imagine!

Caterpillar Dreams

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Two curly caterpillars dream of all the things they will do when they become butterflies. Autumn comes, and they settle down to sleep, eager to wake up and have their dream realised. But Nature has a different dream, a different plan for them...

Mayfly Day

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Mayfly might have only one day to live, but she enjoys every moment by observing all the life around her, and rejoicing in her own. As she soars over the sky at dawn she bathes in the golden light, and she dances to the music of the universe.

The Tale of Georgie Grub

Jeanne Willis (and others)

This is the tale of Georgie Grub
Who would not give himself a scrub.
No matter how his mother tried
When she said "SOAP", he'd run and hide.

But Georgie meets a gruesome end in this hilariously anarchic tale.

Sticky Ends

Jeanne Willis (and others)

Have you heard the tale of Felicity Finch who was prone to pinch? Or the one about Vince the Mince, the vegetarian dog who took his sprouts far too seriously...

This hilarious collection offers a grisly mix of gruesome cautionary verses, in which assorted characters meet the stickiest of ends!

Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Tiggers

Jeanne Willis (and others)

"Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Tiggers. Earth Tiggers are made of furry material. They are available in Patterned or Plain."

In this laugh-out-loud funny book, Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow aliens on the nature and habits of the earth creatures known to us as cats.

Biography

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (non-fiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, includingPolly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.