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Give Please a Chance - James Patterson and Bill O'Reilly

Give Please a Chance

We gave books away to 50 gransnetters and their grandchildren to review. Give Please a Chance is a children's picture book from two bestselling authors that celebrates the magic word 'please'. 

Two literary powerhouses - Bill O'Reilly and James Patterson - have put their pens together to write what is sure to be an instant children's classic. Together they present a beautifully illustrated picture book that celebrates the magic of the word 'please' for children.

James Patterson is famous for his thrillers, while Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is known for his historical Killing series. In this inspired collaboration, the two remind us all that a single word – 'please' – is useful in a thousand different ways. From finding a lovable stray dog to needing a partner on a seesaw, from reading a bedtime story to really, really wanting a biccie, Give Please a Chance depicts scenes and situations in which one small word can move mountains.

In writing the book, the authors had two goals in mind: to teach kids to say 'please' and to get them hooked on reading at a young age. According to Bill O'Reilly, he and James believe that they "can bring…civility and compassion back into the world. Let's start with our children, by encouraging them to always say that wonderful, magical word: please."

"I do think reading a book to children where they're going to say 'please' 20 times and say 'let's read it again,' is a very good thing," says Patterson. "And when they finish a book, we hope they'll say, 'Please give me another book.'"

Give Please a Chance is a picture book for children who are just beginning to read. With a vivid array of illustrations by 17 different artists, this charming, helpful book is a fun and memorable way for children to learn the magic power of one simple word.

Give Please a Chance

About the authors

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 325 million copies worldwide and he has been the most borrowed author in UK libraries for the past nine years. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, James also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, House of Robots, Confessions, and Maximum Ride series. 

Bill O'Reilly currently serves as the anchor of Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor, the most watched cable news show for the past 14 years. His books for children include the Last Days biographies, The O'Reilly Factor for Kids, and Kids are Americans Too.

Give Please a Chance is published by Young Arrow and is available to buy online and from all good booksellers.

NOTE - don't forget that if you did receive a copy you will need to share your thoughts (and your grandchildren's thoughts) about the book on the discussion thread. Everyone who posts feedback about the book on the thread before 27 January will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.








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