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Emily Brown and the Thing - Cressida Cowell

Emily Brown and the Thing

By: Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 9th October 2008
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
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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.

About The Author

Cressida Cowell grew up mostly in Central London. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. She lives in Hammersmith, London with her husband, three children and a hamster Mini. Neal Layton was born in Chichester, West Sussex. He has illustrated more than 40 books to date, working with award winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. 'Oscar and Arabella' which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2002. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his wife who is also an artist, and their new baby daughter.

A fantastic tale. North West Evening Mail Praise for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown: Cowell has written the picture book of the year. The Times. Praise for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown: Charming, funny and gets my vote for the best picture book of the year. FT Magazine A really cute book. The Herald-Standard Rascally bedtime fare. Booklist

Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring.

Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit. How to Train Your Dragon is now published in over 30 languages. A DreamWorks Animation feature film is out in March 2010. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

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ISBN: 9781846166945
ISBN-10: 1846166942
Series: Emily Brown
Audience: Children
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 9th October 2008
Dimensions (cm): 28.3 x 25.0  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1