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Tadpole's Promise

By Jeanne Willis
Illustrated by Tony Ross

From this classic partnership comes a shockingly predictable love story with, unusually for a picture book, an unhappy ending.

"Where the willow meets the water, a tadpole met a caterpillar. They gazed into each other's tiny eyes and fell in love. 'Promise me that you will never change', the caterpillar says." And foolishly, the tadpole promises. But as the seasons pass and he matures, his legs grow, and then his arms - and what happens to his beautiful rainbow friend? As he sits on his lily pad, digesting the butterfly he has just eaten, he little realises that now he will never know!

  • A first look at life as it really is, providing scope for endless classroom discussion.
  • An unusual format book - reading with the spine horizontal rather than vertical.
  • From the classic picture book pairing: Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

About the author

Jeanne Willis is an award-winning children's Author Biography 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.

About the illustrator

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 Biography in the UK for three years in a row, and he is the UK’s libraries' most-borrwed Illustrator Biography. He lives in Rutland.

ISBN: 9781783445868
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 7, 2018
Dimensions: 205 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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