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Carnegie Medal

Children's Laureate 2001-2003

Carnegie Medal 1989, 1992

Whitbread Award 1993, 1996

Guardian Fiction Award 1990


The cover of 'Press Play'

Mum's not there to get Nicky, Tasha and Little Joe up and out to school that morning. But she's left a mysterious note on top of the cassette player. It just says:

 Press Play

Nicky and Tasha must get themselves ready for school and get baby Joe ready for playgroup without waking Dad!

They have to get dressed, make porridge for breakfast and find Joe's toy rabbit. Then they have to creep into Dad's bedroom and set the alarm clock for him.

But it is very hard to get ready quietly, especially when your baby brother is crying for his toy rabbit!

Press Play (Radio Maman won the Prix Littéraire Ecolire (Cycle 2), 2012 - 2013

"very successful ... there are plenty of laughs"

Times Educational Supplement

Press Play is a book by Anne Fine for younger children, illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy. It was first published in 1994, and reissued by Egmont Books in their Red Bananas series, in 4th September 2006. It has now been reissued as a Level 3 Reading Ladder title, perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently.

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