Billy Bonkers: Not My Pants!

Just like a superhero, bouncy Billy Bonkers can make anything happen! Who else would wear turbo-charged trousers at sports day, or trampoline all the way into space? But now, there’s something Billy doesn’t want you to know. Come closer… I’ll whisper it! He has to wear his sister’s frilly knickers! And whether Billy is flying round a go-kart track, chasing a very smelly dog or finding some priceless hidden treasure, he keeps having to explain: “THEY’RE NOT MY PANTS!” Three zany stories bursting with madness and mayhem – a pure energy rush!

“It takes a certain amount of panache to carry off great community-saving exploits while wearing one’s sister’s frilly underpants… Kids will belly-laugh.” Guardian

“For up-to-date fiction, Giles Andreae’s Billy Bonkers is a real laugh.” The Independent

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  • eally funny

    8 March 2013

  • I loved the part when he screamed” not my pants”.

    2 February 2013

  • its so funny when he has his sis ters under wear

    2 December 2012

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    30 July 2012

  • loved it

    I loved this book as it is bonkers like me. It was written with soul and passion which made me want to read on.

    27 May 2012

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    Giles Andreae

    Did you know that Giles Andreae is one of the most successful children’s authors working today – and he’s the creator of the iconic Purple Ronnie character?


    Giles Andreae’s awards include the Red House Children’s Book Award for The Lion Who Wanted to Love, the Booktrust Early Years Award for I Love My Mummy, the Red House and Stockport Schools Award for Pants and the 2010 Sheffield Children’s Book Award for Morris the Mankiest Monster.

  • Photo of Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite illustrators, with over 100 books to his name.


    Nick has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A Cheese and Tomato Spider and the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for Elephant Wellyphant.

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