Billy's Bucket by Kes Gray

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A fantastical birthday story reminds us never to underestimate the power of an empty bucket - or a child’s imagination!

Billy’s birthday is coming, and there’s only one thing he wants. It’s not a computer game, or new sneakers, or a shiny new bike - it’s a bucket, and just one special bucket will do. Billy knows it when he sees it, and sure enough, when he fills it with water, he discovers a magnificent world of sea creatures inside! "You must never ever borrow my bucket," Billy warns his mom and dad. But do they listen? Children will cheer - and parents take heed - at this magical tale of a very determined boy who knows what he wants and has the faith and creativity to get it.

About Kes Gray

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Kes Gray is the author of several children’s books. His debut title, EAT YOUR PEAS, was selected as the overall winner of the 2001 Children’s Book Award in England (beating out Harry Potter!). He lives in England and works in advertising as a senior copywriter. This is his first book with Candlewick Press. Garry Parsons is a talented new illustrator who studied fine art and illustration at Brighton College in England. This is his first book with Candlewick Press
Published April 4, 2003 by BODLEY HEAD CHILDREN. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An imaginative boy gets a bucket for his birthday, and when he fills it with water, a deep sea-world emerges.

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