For seven- to nine-year-old boys and girls.
Keeping secrets safe can be a burden for a child. Children need to be able to confide in a responsible adult. Help your child understand the impact that keeping secrets can have on all those involved.
Billy Field and Ant Turner are asked to keep a secret from Max Turner, Ant's sister, about her upcoming birthday present. What starts off as innocent fun ends up being nasty when Ant uses the secret to get his own back.
When Billy accidentally damages his dad's new car, he makes a pact with Ant about keeping it a secret. This puts a burden on them both and nearly gets Eddy Jost into a lot of trouble.
Does Max find out what her surprise birthday present is? Does Eddy get into more trouble? Will Billy own up? How does Ant cope with keeping secrets?
Billy Knows a Secret is the eighth title in the Billy Growing Up series. Each book addresses a unique topic - bullying, arrogant pride, jealousy, lying, stealing, lack of self-belief, understanding money, and secrets. Written to help parents, guardians, and teachers deal with the issues that challenge preteen children, each topic is presented in a gentle way through storytelling. Setting the issues in a meaningful context helps children to understand the challenges and to see things from a different perspective. The books act as icebreakers, allowing for discussions of difficult subjects. Buying this book today will guide your child in dealing with this destructive behavior.