Cottonwool Colin

Colin is small, even for a mouse. His mum refuses to let him play outside unless he is wrapped in a big fluffy ball of cotton wool. But instead of keeping him safe, the cotton wool attracts the attention of all the fierce, scary critters out there! So Colin has a day of being flung, pecked and chased around by little boys, ducks and even foxes. And when he finally gets home – without his cotton wool, but feeling much BIGGER – he tells his worried mum that he can look after himself!

  • A heartwarming picture book from a best-loved team
  • Simple message about bravery and gaining confidence
  • Jeanne Willis wrote award-winner Who’s in the Loo?
  • She also won the Booktrust Prize for The Bog Baby
  • Tony Ross illustrates the popular Horrid Henry books

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  • Awards

    Jeanne has won several awards including the Nestle Smarties prize for Tadpole’s Promise, the Portsmouth Children’s Book Prize for Dumb Creatures and Grandad and John and the Book Trust Early Years award for Bog Baby. She has also won Red House award twice for Who’s in the Loo? and Bottoms Up!, both illustrated by Adrian Reynolds.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.

    Awards

    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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