I Hate School

I Hate School

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A hilarious picture book about the joys of school from the top class team, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross. Honor Brown cannot find a good word to say about her school despite much prompting. She insists that her teacher is a warty toad, the water tray has killer sharks in it, and even her friends are loathsome. But when the time comes to move on to Big School, she sits in the corner and sobs! Maybe it wasn t so bad after all."show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 218 x 260 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • w. numerous Ill.
  • 184270463X
  • 9781842704639
  • 136,566

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"A boon for parents" Independent "Should go down well with children of four and over." Daily Telegraph "Pokes fun at fear of school with lavish doses of absurdity." Glasgow Herald "An absolute hoot" Books for Keeps "'Honor Brown has a huge imagination and she hasn't a good word to say about her school. She tells people her teacher is a warty toad, the water tray has killer sharks in it ... But when she has to move on to 'Big School' she realises it wasn't so bad after all.'" -- Hayley Macdonald Brown Waterstones Books Quarterly Issue 17show more

About Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis is one of our best-loved authors of children's books, and also writes for television and video companies. She has two young children. Tony Ross is one of the U. K.'s leading children's book illustrators. He was the U.K. choice for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal 2003. His books are published all over the world, in twenty two languages.show more

Review Text

"Should go down well with children of four and over."show more

Back cover copy

There was a fine young lady, And her name was Honor Brown, She didn't want to go to school, She hoped it would burn down . . . And why not, when her teacher is a warty toad, her classroom is a hole? When what the dinner ladies feed them on is rabbit-poo and coal? It can't be true, or can it? She is such a drama queen! 'Should go down well with children of four and over.' Daily Telegraph 'Marvellous . . . a boon for parents.' Independent 'Lavish doses of absurdity.' Glasgow Herald 'Anarchic.' Financial Times "It's the best book by this partnership that I have ever seen . . ." A Primary Schoolteacher (name withheld)show more

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96 ratings
3.67 out of 5 stars
5 25% (24)
4 30% (29)
3 33% (32)
2 10% (10)
1 1% (1)
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