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  • Published: 1 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849392501
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $34.99

Sticky Ends


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A hilariously sticky collection of illustrated poems from the award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

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!

  • Pub date: 1 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849392501
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $34.99

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 Sticky Ends

“The illustrations are great, and there's plenty of gross things going on to delight children . . . A good way to get some disgusterous little boys reading poems!”

The Bookbag

“A hilarious collection of macabre rhymes with echoes of Roald Dahl. A must!”

Peters Bookselling Services

“Perfect for reading aloud, the richly imagined and brilliantly illustrated retribution that befalls such characters will delight all who hear these verses.”

Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids, Book of the Month

“Do your children love rhymes? This collection of 26 verses will sway them. Brilliantly conceived by the multi-talented Jeanne Willis...illustrated by the superb Tony Ross.”

Armadillo Magazine

“These poems are like a modern day Struwwelpeter with a dash of Revolting Rhymes that will have you laughing and groaning at the same time.”

Booktrust Book of the Month


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