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Have you ever wished that you didn't have to go to a party? They are not always such fun and maybe you're a little shy?

This is a funny, heartwarming story about being brave enough to be different - and to be yourself, Dora really, really doesn't like parties! They are too loud and too busy. Maybe she won't have to go if a gorilla steals her party dress or if a giant frog eats her shoe!

But...what if Dora could find a nice quiet place at the party, and someone else who doesn't like noisy parties? Then they could have a lovely time - in their own way. and that would be...absolutely, completely, totally and perfectly OK!

Angie Morgan is an author-illustrator whose previous books include Enormouse (Frances Lincoln), Shouty Arthur and the Sedric stories (Egmont). Born in Bristol,now living in Bath, she studied graphics and illustration at Goldsmiths College, London. Her stories show an acute, sympathetic understanding of how children think abou. Angie uses a wide variety of media in her illustrations: watercolours, pastels, charcoal, and scanned ephemera of all kinds.

Otter-Barry Books have a wonderful portfolio of great books and their picture books are especially appealing and with great thoughts and ideas for young children.

Sue Martin - Children's Literacy Specialist

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