Author(s): Kate De Goldi
Billy Button can't keep his mouth shut or his temper under control, which makes his preparation for the annual Pet and Produce Day a nightmare. Not only that, Room 7 is a competitive class of over-achievers, teacher's pets and anarchists -- and even worse, he has to wrestle with the community judges' arcane and rigid rules. Can Lolly Leopold help Billy come out on top?
'This is a glorious jumble of a book, with the texts and illustrations complementing each other wonderfully. Together, they create a sense of mayhem, chaos and humour that reflect brilliantly the bedlam that school events often are. The lively text is enhanced by its fabulous vocabulary. Will suit mid-primary schoolers.'Sunday Tasmanian4/03/2007'...a wonderfully humorous yet sensitive observation of classroom life...will ring true with children and adults alike.'MagpiesMarch 2006'Innovative, original and funny.'Sunday Times, 11/02/07
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