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  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781842706060
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $18.99

Mayfly Day


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Paperback edition of this life affirming picture book by the award-winning team of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

Mayfly might have only one day to live, but she enjoys every moment, 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.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781842706060
  • 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 Mayfly Day

“A dream team of writer and illustrator!”

The Times

“The creative partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross has produced another gem to dazzle us.”

The Bookseller

“A poetic, life-affirming story about a mayfly, and how she enjoys every moment of her single day of life, from an award-winning team.”

Publishing News

“A bitter-sweet tale from Jeanne Willis perfectly put together with the soft-crayon style of pictures from Tony Ross.”

The School Librarian

“It manages to provide a sense of both consolation and celebration.”

Books for Keeps, Ten Best Books to Introduce Children to Philosophy

“A sure winner...ideal for sharing with children of all ages”

Bookbag

“A poetic, life-affirming story about a mayfly, and how she enjoys every moment of her single day of life, from a Smarties Prize-winning team.”

Publishing News

“The creative partnership of Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross has produced another gem to dazzle us.....definitely one to purchase in hardback and to be treasured by readers of all ages.”

The Bookseller

“An utterly delightful book...The illustrations are beautiful.”

Angels and Urchins

“A perfect combination of succinct prose with warm, delicately-coloured illustrations. A gem.”

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