It was Billy’s birthday with lots of presents piled up high.
He smiled as he opened them, wondering what could be inside.
Billy’s mother had the camera, taking pictures of the day.
She pointed it at Billy and then went on to say:
‘Just look in my direction and then when I say cheese,
give me your biggest smile. Please, Billy, please.’
Meet Billy Bradley, a fun-loving young boy who loves adventure! On his birthday, he is given his dream present – a new camera. The following day, Billy and his mum head into the woods to try it out. Billy meets lots of different animals along the way, and asks them to give him their biggest smile when he says “Cheese!” and takes their photograph.
Billy cannot understand why the animals won’t cooperate and instead hide their faces. It’s not until he finally meets a mouse who is more than willing to smile for him that he realises that he’s using the wrong word to try and make the animals smile – as not all animals like cheese!
He then tries using a different, more relevant word for each of the animals and this finally gets their cooperation – and a great picture!
This colourful rhyming story is great for early learning, especially within the pre-school age group. Billy’s New Camera will equally appeal to parents looking for a fun and informative tale, as well as Early Years teachers looking for new ways to engage their class.