Billy Helps Max: Stealing by James MinterBilly Helps Max: Stealing by James Minter

Billy Helps Max: Stealing

byJames MinterIllustratorHelen Rushworth

Hardcover | October 31, 2016

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For boys and girls aged 7 to 9.

In this book Max, Ant’s younger sister, decides she wants to be more like her older brother, and do things boys do like skateboarding, riding their bikes in the woods or playing battle games. She starts by painting her pink girlie bike a mottled shade of green. Knowing nothing about paints and painting, she covers herself in green gloss, including her hair. Green, matted and hacked at, Max’s mum takes her to the hairdresser to get her hair sorted. After Max is cleaned up, her mum has a haircut. While Max and Ant wait for their mum, they visit the local bike and skateboard shop. Max sees go-faster stickers she really wants for her newly pained bike, but has no money. She has to have them, but her birthday is ages away. Giving in to temptation, she convinces herself it’s okay to take them, and she hides three packets in her jacket.

Does Max get caught, or will she own up to her wrong doing? Is it okay to steal from shops? After all they have lots of things in them. Find out what happens to Max and her dishonesty.

I am a dad of two grown children, and a stepfather to three more. I started writing five years ago with books designed to appeal to the inner child in adults - very English humour. My daughter Louise, reminded me of the bedtime stories I told her, and suggested I write them down for others to enjoy. I haven't yet, but instead I have wr...
Title:Billy Helps Max: StealingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:108 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:October 31, 2016Publisher:Minter Publishing LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910727202

ISBN - 13:9781910727201


Table of Contents

1 - It's Not Fair, 2 - No Longer A Prissy Bike, 3 - You Can't Let Mum See You, 4 - At The Hairdresser, 5 - Max Shares A Secret, 6 - Max Owns Up To Stealing, Get Your Free Activity Book, Book Review, What Children Can Learn From 'Billy Helps Max', Free Chapter - Book 6: Billy Saves The Day, For Parents, Teachers, And Guardians: About 'The Billy Books' SeriesAbout The Author, Acknowledgements

Editorial Reviews

"Minter's book addresses two key issues that face young children. First, there's the temptation to steal, (and second) that of gender-related categories and the sometimes automatic assumption that (girls) would prefer to play with dolls, dress up or go shopping with her Mum than go exploring in the woods or ride her bike. Billy Helps Max is also a lot of fun to read ...(and) highly recommended." Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite