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  • Published: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849390255
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

Caterpillar Dreams


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A magical picture book celebrating diversity from the award-winning team behind Tadpole’s Promise and Mayfly Day.

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...

  • Pub date: 18 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849390255
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Authors

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's author and scriptwriter. She had her first picture book published by Andersen Press at the age of 21, and since then she has won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize (Tadpole's Promise), the Nasen Special Needs Award (Susan Laughs), the Sheffield Children's Book Award (Who’s in The Loo) and the Red House Children's Book Award (Bottoms Up). Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband.

Tony Ross

Tony Ross has been illustrating books for over 40 years, and has been published all over the world. He is perhaps best known for his much-loved Little Princess series, which has been adapted for TV and is currently showing on Channel 5s Milkshake, and for his collaboration on David Walliams’ best-selling children’s books. Tony’s books have been shortlisted for the The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards (Slug Needs a Hug) and the Kate Greenaway (Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers), and Tadpole’s Promise won the Silver Medal Smarties Prize. He has been named as the best-selling illustrator in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed illustrator. He lives in Rutland.


Praise for Caterpillar Dreams

“A dream team of writer and illustrator!”

The Times

“Another successful collaboration between two well-loved children's authors - Jeanne Willis' language is simple yet lyrical and Tony Ross matches its impact with his beautiful drawings. It's a magical combination for a lovely story.”

Urmi Chana, Books for Keeps


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