By Author / Illustrator

Simon Philip, Nathan Reed


Funny Stories

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC




Paperback / softback




You probably know it's good manners to ALWAYS say 'please' when asking for something. But when Bill forgets this very simple rule, the consequences are WACKIER than he could ever have imagined. Get ready for a laugh-out-loud adventure featuring spaceships, jungle tigers, mountain yaks, fairytale castles and a whole host of alien toads. Saying 'PLEASE' has never been so important! This joyfully funny, side-splittingly silly follow-up to ACHOO! is perfect for fans of You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus and The Squirrels Who Squabbled. From the bestselling, award-winning author of You Must Bring a Hat and I Really Want the Cake (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize), and the illustrator of Think Big by Kes Grey.



This book needs to be in every classroom as children love a book about good manners, especially when the main character Bill forgets to say please! PLEASE! is fast-paced, as we travel with Bill to the park, space and even fairytale land and unfortunately, in each new destination, he forgetfully forgets... until he realises why he needs to have good manners.

There is so much to see on each page in this fun-filled story with an important message, and the rhyming text just invites children to join in. I shared this with a class of 6-7 year olds who loved the story and all the wonderful characters. They were not impressed by Bill's bad manners but were delighted when he finally said 'please' and ...(Oh you will just have to read it to find out what happened next!)

Picture book / Reviewed by Maria, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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