Author(s): Anthony Browne
Joe is nervous about his first big party, and as Mum walks him along the darkening street to his friend's house, his imagination starts to run wild. They search for the right place, looking through the windows, wondering "What if...?" while making surprising discoveries along the way.
An enchanting new picture book from master storyteller and former Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne.
"Former Children's Laureate Browne consistently produces visually stunning and emotionally subtle books, and this is no exception...Tender, funny, reassuring and highly original, this is a book to share and cherish. Browne is, quite simply, a genius" Daily Mail "Anthony Browne is the master of reassuring picturebooks about anxiety" -- Nicolette Jones Children's Book of the Week, The Sunday Times "It's a lovely read, especially if you have a young child who tends to worry about things that he or she has never experienced before. It's a very visual book with ... lots of illustrations teeming with details to discover with your child." Madhouse Family Reviews blog "Skilfully written and illustrated ... Very reassuring and superbly told, this story leaves you wanting more - maybe for first visits to the dentist, first day at school, swimming lessons and so on." Early Years Educator "A new Anthony Browne book is always a treat. Browne is the sort of author-illustrator who knows exactly how to describe the feelings a child goes through in ordinary everyday life, then picture them allegorically in ways that children just "get"... A fantastic romp...This is a truly special book" Read it, Daddy blog
Anthony Browne is the acclaimed author and illustrator of such prize-winning bestsellers as Gorilla (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award), Willy the Wizard and Zoo (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal). In 2009, Anthony was appointed Children's Laureate, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the world of picture books. Voices in the Park won the 1998 Kurt Maschler Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Anthony was also the winner of the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. Anthony has also written the immensely popular titles King Kong (1994), My Dad (2000), My Mum (2005) and My Brother (2007).