Billy is desperate to beat the class swot on the latest competition, writing a story. But he gets stuck, and none of the hints he is given help him much. It seems that he won't win after all - until he accidentally drops his notebook about the dinosaurs in the museum, and it is read by the judges!
Simon Hutton has three children one of whom provided the inspiration for Brilliant Billy. He enjoys stories with clever twists, where the underdog emerges triumphant despite seemingly overwhelming obstacles. As a child his favourite stories were Paddington Bear, Dr. Dolittle and Winnie the Pooh. Caroline Glicksman is already the creator of several successful picture books, including Big Black Dog and Eric the Red, published by Red Fox.