Why? by Lindsay Camp
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Why does she have to get up? Why does she have to get dressed? Why does it rain? Why do these questions sound familiar? Because Lily is going through that exasperating phase every child goes through. Most of the time her father tries to be patient and answer her, but sometimes it drives him insane. It takes an alien invasion to remind him why asking why can be a good thing.

Tony Ross's bold illustrations portray an unflappable heroine. There is even a key on the endpapers, so inquisitive minds can decode the alien dialog.

About Lindsay Camp

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Lindsay Camp has been a freelance writer for over 20 years. He began his career at J Walter Thompson, one of the UK's largest advertising agencies. He has been invited three times to judge the 'Writing for Design' category in the D&AD Awards, the advertising and design industry's Oscars. .Tony Ross is a prolific illustrator of books for children, including Martyn Beardsley's Sir Gadabout stories as well as his own. Tony has become one of the best known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been sold all over the world.
Published November 19, 1998 by Andersen Press Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Camp (previously paired with Ross for The Midnight Feast) employs a comfortable storytelling style to evoke a stage of childhood familiar to parents everywhere, then adds playful dialogue asides and a

May 03 1999 | Read Full Review of Why? (Picture Books)

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