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Billy's Beetle

By Mick Inkpen

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

The loss of Billy's beetle leads a mixed bunch of people and animals to search for this tiny creature. A classic picture book from master storyteller Mick Inkpen, creator of Kipper and Wibbly Pig.

Billy has lost his little beetle and enlists a whole motley crew of people and animals to help him find it. The fun is made even greater by pull out pages and children will enjoy spotting the wayward beetle on every page.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340931103
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2007
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
This wonderful tale of lost and found exudes a slapstick sense of comedy and is perfectly pitched for a toddler's emerging sense of fun — Junior
A classic picture book from master storyteller Mick Inkpen — Carmarthen Journal
This is a tremendous book for encouraging children to join in and get involved — EYE Magazine
Truly childlike and unusually entertaining. — Kirkus Reviews
Evocative language will have readers eager to help the story with their own sounds. — School Library Journal
In this buoyant tale of a hunt for a lost beetle, Inkpen once again displays his abundant creativity. — Publishers Weekly
The cumulative nature of this text, with its natural repetition, makes this an ideal book for apprentice readers, as well as for sharing. — The School Librarian
... lively pictures with a funny, repetitive text to create a wonderfully wacky story. — Parents
This is a tremendous book for encouraging children to join in and get involved, as they all want to call out to show you where the beetle is. — EYE
this wonderful tale of lost and found exudes a slapstick sense of commedy and is perfectly pitched for a toddler's emerging sense of fun. — Junior
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