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Billy’s Bravery

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Written by: Tom Percival
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books

Billy absolutely LOVES Nature Girl. She’s his favourite superhero EVER! He has read all the books, seen all the cartoons, and he’s even got his own Nature Girl costume! So when World Book Day comes round, Billy knows exactly who he wants to dress up as.

Then Billy hears a nasty voice in his head. What if he looks silly? What if his friends make fun of him? Going out in a costume can be scary, even if you are dressed up as your favourite character in the whole world. Can Billy be as brave as Nature Girl?

A reassuring and uplifting book about finding your courage – the perfect springboard for talking about anxiety with little ones. Be open, be honest, be you! Big Bright Feelings for little people.

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Billy’s Bravery is part of Tom’s brilliant Big Bright Feelings series. If you’ve enjoyed this book, why not try our video stories and activities for Ruby’s Worry and Ravi’s Roar? Watch the videos below and find the activities over at our Share A Story Corner.


The £1/€1.50 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs, NCBI, RNIB and Calibre Audio. If you require one of these formats, please get in touch with the following contact numbers closer to World Book Day:

RNIB – Braille & audio versions (UK) 0303 123 9999
Guide Dogs – Large print (UK) 0345 143 1000
Calibre Audio – Audio versions (UK) 01296 432 339
NCBI – Braille, audio, large print (Ireland) 01 8642266 (or email

    About the Author

    Tom Percival

    Tom Percival had an unconventional childhood in a remote and beautiful part of South Shropshire and these formative years are almost certainly what first got him interested in writing and drawing.

    Tom is now a writer, artist, video producer and musician. He is the author of many bestselling picture books, including the six titles in his award-winning Big Bright Feelings for Bloomsbury (Perfectly Norman, Ruby’s Worry, Ravi’s Roar, Meesha Makes Friends, Tilda Tries Again and Milo’s Monster). He lives in Gloucestershire with his partner, their two children and a dog called Luna.


    Photo Credit: Jeremiah Collis

    Tom Percival

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