Children's Books

Alone!

A richly illustrated laugh-out-loud tale with a gentle message

There once was a boy called Billy McGill
who lived by himself at the top of a hill.
He spent every day in his house all alone
for Billy McGill liked to be on his own...

One day Billy hears the squeak of a mouse, which destroys his peaceful existence. So he gets a cat to catch the mouse. But the cat and the mouse make friends. So he gets a dog to chase the cat. But they all play together. So then he gets a bear... then a tiger... and on it goes, until Billy's house is so filled with animals that he has to move out. Will he find that he still craves peace and quiet, or is it better to have company and friends? This a laugh-out-loud story of growing chaos, with a subtle message about how it's good to have friends.

About The Author

Barry Falls lectures in illustration at Ulster University as well as working for a range of clients including The New York Times, UNICEF, and the Guardian. His first picture book was It's Your World Now. Barry lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Publish Date: March 02, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction - Social Themes - Friendship
  • Publisher: Pavilion Children's
  • Trim Size: 8-2/3 x 11
  • Pages: 32
  • US Price: $16.95
  • CDN Price: $22.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-84365-485-8

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