Book Size: 10.8" x 9.45"

Pages: 40

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781623711146

Imprint: Crocodile Books

Illustrated by: Angie Morgan

Ages: 3-8

Release date: Spring 2024


I Really, Really Don't Like Parties

By • Illustrated by Angie Morgan

$ 18.95

About this book

A funny picture book about a little girl called Dora who really REALLY doesn’t like parties. A great tool to talk to children about being different, social anxiety, and how to overcome it. 

Everyone likes parties… don’t they? Not if you’re Dora!

Dora is a fun-loving girl but she doesn’t like parties, even at her friend Rashid’s. They are too loud and too busy. When Rashid sends her an invitation, she thinks up all kinds of reasons not to go:

A gorilla broke into her bedroom and stole her party dress… She has a sore knee, or throat, or toe, or all three… One of her shoes fell in the pond and was eaten by a giant frog…

Dora does go the party—and it is very loud and busy. So loud and busy that Dora decides to retreat under the table. But someone else is there already. He’s called Tom and he thinks parties are too loud and busy too. Under the table, Dora makes a new friend and they have a lovely time.

Afterwards, Dora still thinks parties are too loud and busy. But she also knows that she’s not the only one who likes to be quiet—AND THAT’S ABSOLUTELY, COMPLETELY, TOTALLY, AND PERFECTLY OK.


About the author

Angie Morgan is an author-illustrator whose previous books include Enormouse (Frances Lincoln), Shouty Arthur and the Sedric Stories (Egmont). Born in Bristol, she studied graphics and illustration at Goldsmiths College, London. Her stories show an acute, sympathetic understanding of how children think about things. Angie uses a wide variety of mediums in her illustrations, watercolors, pastels, charcoal, and scanned ephemera of all kinds. She lives in Bath, England.


“A girl learns to cope with her aversion to parties … This book’s clever design, inspired use of typeface, lighthearted illustrations, and wonderfully silly text combine for an accessible entry point to a serious topic … A funny, heartfelt, and respectful tale of a child grappling with sensory sensitivity.”
— Kirkus Reviews


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