Author(s): Cressida Cowell; Neal Layton (Illustrator)
A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. 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.
'Rascally bedtime fare.' - Booklist
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.
PUBLICATION APRIL 2015
A stunning reissue of this classic picture book. By the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series comes a reissue of the classic tale of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit called Stanley.
A fantastic tale. North West Evening Mail
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.