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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781842709900
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Susan Laughs


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Paperback edition of an important book from the award-winning Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

Susan laughs, she sings, she flies, she swings. She's good, she's bad, she's happy and she's sad. In fact, Susan is just like everybody else, even though she is in a wheelchair.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781842709900
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

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 Susan Laughs

“A dream team of writer and illustrator!”

The Times

“A very special book.”

Bookseller

“This is a simply brilliant book that every nursery and reception class or childminder's home should have in their book area.”

Early Years Educator

“In any discussion of disability in children's literature, this title is bound to be the first book mentioned and it is certainly one of the best.”

Books For Keeps

“Suffused with the honesty and humour we expect from this expert illustrator.”

Armadillo Magazine

“In any discussion of disability in children's literature, this title is bound to be the first title mentioned and it is certainly one of the best.”

Books for Keeps

“Precisely written with perfectly pitched illustrations”

The School Librarian


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