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Boa's bad birthday

Boa's bad birthday

Willis, Jeanne, author; Ross, Tony, artist

It was Boa's birthday. It was going to be the best one ever. Or so he hoped. He invited his friends round. They would all bring him wonderful presents. Or would they?

Book. English. Early Years. Children's stories. Picture Books.
Published London: Andersen Press, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross
ISBN: 1783441569, 9781783441563
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2014.
Physical Description: 26 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm

Author note

Jeanne Willis (Author)

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (non-fiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, includingPolly PocketandThe Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series forDr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world.Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers

was shortlisted for theKate Greenaway MedalandTadpole's Promise

won the Silver Medal in theSmarties Prize2003. He was the British choice for theAndersen Medal2004.The Nanny Goat's Kidwas shortlisted for theRoald Dahl Funny Prize2010. He lives on the Welsh border.


"The understated humour of Jean Willis' straight-talking text is the perfect counterpart to Ross' illlustrations. The Willis/Ross partnership just goes from strength to strength"
Red Reading Hub||"Willis and Ross have created so many books together that their combination of words and pictures is seamless... A delight"
Daily Mail||"A book that teaches good manners and emotional resilience in a light-hearted way"
EYE||"Another hit from one of the most popular author/illustrator teams in children's books today"
The School Librarian||"The superstar partnership of Jeanne Wills and Tony Ross, have gifted the world yet another awesome picture book."
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