Silly Billy

By Anthony Browne
Illustrated by Anthony Browne

An atmospheric exploration of childhood worries and how to overcome them, by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner.

Billy is a bit of a worrier. He worries about hats and shoes. He worries about clouds and rain and giant birds. Most of all he worries about staying at other people's houses. His mum and dad try to help, but still Billy worries ... until a visit to his grandma's shows him how to overcome his fears with the aid of his imagination – and some tiny worry dolls.

  • A touching, sensitive story about the resourcefulness of children and using the power of the imagination to combat irrational fears.
  • In 2000, Anthony Browne won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award (for Illustration) for his services to children's literature.

About the author

Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children's book artists, with a number of outstanding titles to his credit, including Gorilla (9780744594393), My Dad and Into the Forest (9781844285594). In 2000, he won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award (for Illustration) for his services to children's literature. He lives in Kent.


"the book should be a cure for young worriers" Otago Daily Times


2007: Practical Pre-School Awards

The Practical Pre-School Awards have been designed to identify and reward excellence in the field of educational equipment, childcare, books and toys, suitable for children aged from 0-8 years old to use in professional childcare and educational settings. - Winner

2007: Red House Children's Book Award

Hundreds of books are read, shortlisted and voted for by children from around the country and any child in the UK can take part. More children than ever before are voting for the Red House Children's Book Award. - Shortlisted

: Kate Greenaway Medal

The Kate Greenaway Medal was established by The Library Association in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406305760
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2007
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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