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Emily Brown and the Thing

Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton

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Emily Brown, For National Curriculum Early Years, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks

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A classic Emily Brown bedtime story about being scared of the dark. From Children's Laureate, Cressida Cowell.

Emily Brown and her rabbit, Stanley, are trying to sleep. But a Splish-Splosh noise is keeping them awake...
It's a Thing! And this Thing just won't go to sleep. Emily Brown and Rabbit try everything, but nothing works. Just what could be the matter?

This warm and witty picture book is perfect for sharing with children who may be afraid of the dark. With a gentle message that things are never quite as scary as they first seem.

"It's funny, it's got twists and turns, and shows us, among other things, that we can spend too much time nurturing our fears rather than trying to conquer them." The Guardian

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Praise for Emily Brown and the Thing

  • hugely expressive illustrations - The Guardian

  • imaginative and funky. - Daily Mail

  • Rascally bedtime fare. - Booklist

  • A really cute book. - The Herald-Standard

  • Cowell (...) shows readers that even if it seems frightening, there's magic and beauty even in the darkest of places. - Telegraph

  • wildy wonderful artwork, that will delight both old and young readers. - Carousel

  • this beautifully crafted show constantly amuses, delights and enthralls. - The Stage

  • warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme...this story shows how important it is to talk to children, and find out what is really going on in the complex depths of a child's imagination. - totz2teens

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Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the author and the illustrator of the bestselling How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books, illustrated by Neal Layton. How to Train Your Dragon has sold over 8 million books worldwide in 38 languages. It is also an award-winning DreamWorks film series, and a TV series shown on Netflix and CBBC. The first book in Cressida's new series, The Wizards of Once (also signed by DreamWorks), is a number one bestseller. Cressida is an ambassador for the National Literacy Trust and the Reading Agency, a Trustee of World Book Day and a founder patron of the Children's Media Foundation. She has won numerous prizes, including the Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize,the 2017 Ruth Rendell Award for Championing Literacy, the Hay Festival Medal for Fiction, and Philosophy Now magazine's 2015 Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and she now lives in Hammersmith with her husband, three children and a dog called Pigeon.

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