Tilly’s Big Problem

When Tilly’s problem gets too much for her she confides in her friend Ned, who is pretty great at helping her with the tricky stuff.

But this time, even Ned can’t come up with a solution. However, he does have a great idea to help her find someone to talk to.

Together they devise a plan and have an adventure along the way.

Written by Rose Stanley and illustrated by Lisa Allen

$18.00 incl. GST

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This book is filled with bright, entertaining illustrations to introduce children to methods of dealing with difficult issues. Young readers should feel positive about seeking assistance from suitable adults once they have finished the story.


“The bright illustrations are entertaining even though they introduce characters who have difficult underlying issues. … It has a light touch but carefully respects young children’s dignity and their need and ability to make thoughtful choices.” ―Reading Time (Australia)

“Recommended. … There is an element of humor in the manner in which the children problem-solve to select the favoured counsellor, and the illustrator has a suitable quirky, naive style.” ―ReadPlus (U.K.)

“Tilly has a problem in her life and does not know where to turn for help. With sprightly, purple pigtails and colorful, mismatched fashion, Tilly looks like a joyful young tot. But something is making her sad and worried. Exemplary points for tackling a tough issue.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Dimensions 19 × 20.5 cm

Softcover edition



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