Billy Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy by James MinterBilly Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy by James Minter

Billy Is Nasty To Ant: Jealousy

byJames MinterIllustratorHelen Rushworth

Hardcover | October 31, 2016

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For 7 to 9 year old boys and girls.

Jealousy only really hurts the person who feels it. Help your child to understand how this emotion stands in their way to feeling happy.

Billy Field and Ant Turner are involved in a school production. Billy believes he deserves the most attention, and the prize for being the better student. When his best friend Ant receives both, he feels jealous. For Billy, it isn’t fair, and he’s afraid he will lose his popularity as Ant becomes the centre of attention. Billy blames Ant for how he’s feeling and wants to get his own back. He tries to turn people against his friend, and even tells lies. Ant has done nothing wrong, and doesn’t understand why Billy is behaving the way he is.

What can Ant do to stop Billy from being so nasty? What will it take to restore their friendship? Does Ant want Billy as a friend in future?

Billy Is Nasty To Ant is the third title in the Billy Books series. Each book addresses a unique topic—bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians and teachers deal with the issues that challenge pre-teen children; each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges, and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Additionally, each title is supported by a free activity book to reinforce the learning, while having fun.

Buying this book today will support your child in dealing with this all too common but negative emotion.

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 Is Nasty To Ant: JealousyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:October 31, 2016Publisher:Minter Publishing LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910727148

ISBN - 13:9781910727140


Table of Contents

1 - End-Of-Term Project, 2 - Grandad His Name Is Pop, 3 - But They ... What?, 4 - Jackosaurus Rex, 5 - Prize Winners, 6 - Billy Is Horrible To Ant, 7 - Rumours And Lies, 8 - We Are All Different, Get Your Free Activity Book, Book Review, What children can learn from 'Billy is Nasty to Ant', Free Chapter - Book 4: Billy And Ant Lie, For Parents, Teachers, And Guardians: About 'The Billy Books' Series, About The Author, Acknowledgements

Editorial Reviews

"It's hard to see past the disappointment or envy to realize that everyone is good at something and to be able to feel truly happy for your friend. Minter's story illustrates this beautifully as Billy learns to get over his resentment and jealousy over Ant's winning the award." Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite.