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Never, Not Ever!

Beatrice Alemagna


A laugh-out-loud tribute to little kids everywhere who would prefer not to leave home on the first day of school


The animals are marching dutifully to school – but not Pascaline. It doesn’t matter who is going. She knows exactly what she doesn’t want. ‘Never, not ever!’ she shrieks loudly. So loudly, in fact, that something amazing happens – and it changes everything...

Charming and laugh-out-loud funny, this irresistible first-day of school saga is sure to be a repeat read.

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'Utterly charming ... a must-read for those about to take the next step to school'

'Charming ... a good book to share with little ones starting school or nursery soon'

'This hilarious and gorgeously illustrated book is perfect for kids who might rather stay home instead of joining their classmates in the morning'

'Truly delightful ... Alemagna humorously takes us through the difficulty of a young child settling into school ... a lovely, original approach to the theme, beautifully illustrated'
The School Librarian

'A perfectly hilarious and reassuring book for little school starters and young children who are learning the art of independence. This irresistible tale has been an absolute hit with our two little readers, and we’ve been reading it on repeat!'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 48 pp

Publication date: 16 September 2021

ISBN: 9780500652725

About the Author

Beatrice Alemagna is a bestselling author and illustrator of children’s books. She is the winner of numerous awards, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.