Kid’s Book Review: Please

Kid’s Book Review: Please

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

You probably know it’s good manners to ALWAYS say ‘please’ when asking for something. But when Bill forgets this very simple rule, the consequences are WACKIER than he could ever have imagined.

In this crazy adventure featuring spaceships, jungle tigers, mountain yaks, fairytale castles and a whole host of alien toads you’ll learn that being polite has never been so important!

Simon Philip is obsessed with children’s books: reading them, writing them, buying them, smelling them. His own have been published in more than 20 languages. YOU MUST BRING A HAT won the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book of the Year. To find out more about his other books please visit his website.

Nathan Reed is a professional illustrator since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts in 2000, mainly working in the children’s book industry. To see more of this work please visit his website.



Book Review

Next time I get an ice-cream I will say please as I don’t want to be captured by toads!

Theo’s opinion – A funny book that made me laugh because if you don’t say ‘Please’ you could be taken away by alien toads on a crazy adventure. I loved seeing Bill go on the jungle adventure and the toads taking him through the stars. The pictures in the book were colourful and bright. They made me imagine I was there. I love ice-cream too and next time I get an ice-cream I will say please as I don’t want to be captured by toads!

Mum’s opinion – An adventure packed book that teaches the children the importance of manners and saying ‘Please’. We loved all the different adventures the toads took Bill on because he didn’t say the magic word ‘Please’ like going to a fairy tale land and meeting a flying yak, knights, wizards, witches and trolls. The illustrations captured all the different adventures Bill went on so well and we could really imagine being there.

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Whichever you choose we hope you enjoy being part of your unique reading community – happy reading everyone!


Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Theo
  • Age: 4 years
  • Likes: ice-cream, swimming and Tiger (cuddly toy)
  • Dislikes: being dirty
  • Favourite Book: Dogs in Disguise by Peter Bently
  • Favourite TV Show: Hey Duggee
  • Favourite Song: Sleeping Bunnies