Author(s): Anthony Browne
A funny, sympathetic antidote to worry from a Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Billy worries about everything, from shoes that might march out the window to giant birds that might carry him away. One night on a visit to Grandma's, Billy is so anxious that he can't sleep. But Grandma has just the thing for a boy like Billy — tiny, colorful worry dolls, made to do his worrying for him. That night when Billy puts the dolls under his pillow, he sleeps like a log. But soon it dawns on Billy that something is not quite right — now he has all those worry dolls to worry about! Leave it to Anthony Browne, with his surreal illustrations and a final clever twist, to come up with a solution that puts Billy at ease at last.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2008.
"* "Just right as a soothing companion for any child at bedtime."The Independent * "A perfect book for a child who worries."THE Book Magazine"
Anthony Browne is one of the most popular and stylistically distinctive children's book artists, with a number of outstanding titles to his credit, including Gorilla, My Dad and Into the Forest. In 2000, he won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award (for Illustration) for his services to children's literature. He lives in Kent.