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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

A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. By the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series comes a reissue of the classic tale of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit called Stanley.

A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. In this warm-hearted and witty take on a classic theme - being scared of the dark - Emily and Stanley find a 'Thing' crying outside their window. They embark on a series of adventures to find everything he needs for a good night's sleep . . . but nothing seems to work. What is troubling the Thing, and why can't he get to sleep? Parents and children the world over will recognise all the bizarre excuses a child can make to keep the light on and a parent in the room at bedtime, and 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.

'Rascally bedtime fare.' - Booklist

Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/

Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick.
http://www.neallayton.co.uk/

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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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