Illustrations by Ste Johnson www.steillustrates.co.uk
The Yellow Bills – Mya loves planes and wants to be a pilot when she grows up. As luck would have it, she comes across a flying school run by Lieutenant Drake who awards his pupils splendid pilot hats when they graduate. Mya wants to join the class, but there’s just one problem. She’s not a duck!
Could Goose the little duckling with big flying ambitions be the key to Mya getting her pilot’s hat? Or will Mr Sour the teacher who never quite made the grade have other ideas…
“We loved Mya as a character, she is a very empowering female character and one I am happy for my daughter to read about and look to as a role model. Mya defies gender bias and constraints and is very ambitious, which I think are fantastic traits for my daughter to read about. There are … Continue reading Reviews on Toppsta
“The book is a fun and exciting read, but it also teaches some very important life lessons, but in a way that is not over-worthy or preachy. Including the most valuable lesson in disability awareness that I have seen in many years.” That’s Books and Entertainment
The Yellow Bills is a smashing book for children because it manages to blend fantasy with talking ducks and control towers hidden in trees, for example, with real themes and issues of importance to children today. Linda’s book bag review
I think this is a brilliant book as it combines a lot of fantasy, such as talking ducks and classes for them, with real life issues, such as bullying, not always getting what you want and how to overcome obstacles people put in your way, in such a fun way that children will want to … Continue reading Black books blog review
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Inspired by authors such as Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl and Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Michelle weaves a story with the humour and invention of Nick Ward’s ‘Charlie Small’ series meets Dick King Smith’s wonder of the animal world.