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Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

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The cover of 'How to cross the road and not turn into a Pizza'

 Crossing the road safely is like anything else - you can learn how to do it.

That's what Miss Talentino tells Simon and the rest of his class, and she even gives them a demonstration.

But there is one big difference: if you get a question wrong in class, you won't end up as flat as a pizza!

"the entertainment value is high, ranging from the brilliant portrayal of classroom banter - comprehensible only to those on that wavelength - to the Woody Allen-esque Simon who is, perversely and to his disappointment, only good at maths. Cue the fabulous Miss Talentino - her eye as much on self-esteem as traffic hazards."

Lindsey Fraser, The Guardian

How to cross the road and not turn into a Pizza by Anne Fine is a book for younger children. It was first published in 2002, and is reissued in June 2012.

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