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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849390781
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

The Nanny Goat's Kid


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Another glorious romp from the duo behind Flabby Cat and Slobby Dog.

There was once a Nanny Goat who wanted kids more than anything in the world, but she couldn't have any of her own. Adopting seems like the perfect solution, but the kid she adopts is different to the others – in fact, he’s a lion cub!

But the Nanny Goat doesn’t care. When her mistrustful sisters kick her kid out of the herd, she resolutely stands by him, and her trust in him is repaid when he saves not just her but also his cousins from becoming a hungry tiger’s dinner!

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849390781
  • 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 The Nanny Goat's Kid

“Tony Ross's illustrations of the gossiping village goats dressed in track suits are just priceless.”

ABC Magazine

“A dream team of writer and illustrator. ”

The Times

“A wacky vividly illustrated book that is going to engender so much discussion!”

The School Librarian

“A wonderfully funny and touching story of friendship from the comic wordsmith Jeanne Willis and brilliantly brought to life with wacky and laugh-out-loud illustrations from Tony Ross.”

LoveReading4Kids

“Strong themes of family values, acceptance and tolerance are all explored with humour and pathos in this witty tale of the power of mother love from the popular writer and illustrator team Ross and Willis.”

Booktrust

“Recommended. Jeanne Willis has a way with words and Tony Ross' illustrations are as delightful as ever.”

Sue Magee, The Bookbag

“Longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, 2011”

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award

“Tony Ross and Jeanne Willis at their comic best.”

The Telegraph

“That dynamic duo, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross, will make you laugh”

Families Magazine


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