A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. When the Queen steals Emily Brown's favourite toy and erstwhile companion, a toy rabbit called Stanley, Emily sets out to get him back and teach that naughty queen a valuable lesson!
Winner of the 2006 Nestle Gold Award, chosen for the Richard & Judy Christmas book party, a Bookaboo Book Club book as seen on CITV and read by Amanda Holden.
'Charming, funny and gets my vote as the best picture book of the year.' - Financial Times
Written by Cressida Cowell, the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series. http://www.cressidacowell.co.uk/
Illustrated by award winning Neal Layton, creator of Stanley's Stick.
Cressida Cowell grew up mostly in 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. Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize and has been shortlisted for many others. How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks Animation feature film series: the first film received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score; and a sequel is released in summer 2014.
Many of Neal's ideas come from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a bookshop and has delivered papers. Neal 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. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his wife and two children.
Emily is a great character — motherandbaby.co.uk
A great friendship story — londonmumsmagazine.com
Leaves you with an instant feeling of justice and a job well done. This funny story with a strong moral message taps into a child's special bond with a toy — The Lady
A must-read — School Librarian
Captures the unbreakable bond between children and their mankiest toys — The Sunday Telegraph
A very funny book about imagination and play — Waitrose Weekend
Big. Witty. Wild. — Families Magazine
Charming, funny and gets my vote for the best picture book of the year — Jill Slotover, Financial Times
Neal Layton's illustrations capture both the vigour and the dreaminess of childhood — The Guardian
A touching story about how your favourite toy isn't necessarily the newest or most expensive and will engage any small child — The Mail on Sunday
A brilliant story with fabulous illustrations — Angels & Urchins
Cowell's text is modern, jazzy and fun — Children's Books Ireland
Both author and illustrator are highly acclaimed in their own right and together in this absolutelu exquisite picture they have surpassed even their own high expectations. Wonderfully imaginative with a subliminal message too that toddlers everywhere will thoroughly enjoy — Love Reading 4 Kids
An engaging celebration of well-loved toys and imaginative play — The Scotsman
Cowell has written the picture book of the year — The Times
A quirky and fantastical funny book — Carousel
A marvellous story about love and the right way to treat a friend, perfectly finished with Neal Layton's brilliantly wacky illustrations — Lincolnshire Echo
This first time pairing of two acclaimed talents has created a visual feast — The Guardian
Charming, funny and gets my vote as the best picture book of the year — FTMagazine
. . . a touching story . . . — The Mail on Sunday
A brilliant crescendo story with fabulous illustrations. — Angels and Urchins
Cowell's text is modern, jazzy and fun. She creates a very real character in Emily Brown and her pet rabbit Stanley. Layton's illustration style perfectly accompanies the text...This book is energentic and fun. Highly recommended! — Children's Books Ireland
Cowell has written the picture book of the year. — The Times
Inspired partnership. — The Sunday Telegraph
Illustrated with gloriously messy collages by Neal Layton, the funkiest illustrator on the block. — Daily Mail
A picture book that will be sought and loved . — The Independent
Charming, funny and gets my vote for the best picture book of the year. — Financial Times
A touching story that will engage any small child. — The Mail on Sunday
Amazing adventures. — Guardian
A marvellous story about love and the right way to treat a friend, perfectly finished with Neal Layton's brilliantly wacky illustrations. — Lincolnshire Echo