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You're a Hero, Daley B!

By Jon Blake
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

A hilarious picture book about a rabbit with an identity crisis from the illustrator of The Gruffalo.

Daley B is full of questions. He doesn't know what sort of animal he is, where he should live, what he should eat or why he has such big feet. He decides to live in a tree and eat acorns, but he still doesn’t know why his feet are so big. Then, one day, there is panic in the woodland. The wicked weasel Jazzy D is on her way – and she eats rabbits! But Daley B is unperturbed – and when Jazzy D attacks, he finally finds a use for his big feet and kicks her. He also finds out what he is – a hero!

About the author

Jon Blake is an established writer of fiction and drama, primarily for young people. He has been shortlisted for the Children's Book Award and the Writers' Guild Best Children's TV Script. His work is noted for its originality, humour and dialogue and he was the Wales winner of the BBC Talent radio comedy competition. He has been a lecturer at the University of Glamorgan and has twenty-two years' teaching experience at all levels. Jon now teaches a range of workshops with primary and secondary age children. Jon lives in Cardiff, Wales.

About the illustrator

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator in the world of children's books, and has created many bestsellers including the award-winning The Gruffalo. Born in Hamburg, Axel studied at the Bath Academy of Art and worked in advertising, magazines and newspapers before working in children's books. Axel Scheffler now lives in Richmond, Surrey.

Awards

1993: Nottingham Children's Book Award

Nottingham Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406339963
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2012
Dimensions: 248 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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