You Need to Chill
The sparklingly funny debut picture book from Juno Dawson, bestselling writer and activist.
Sometimes people say to me: ‘What happened to your brother, Bill?’
That’s when I look them in the eye and say: ‘Hun, you need to chill.’
When Bill can’t be found at school one day, the imaginations of the other children run wild. Is he on holiday? Is he lost in the park? Has he been eaten by a shark?! It’s up to Bill’s sister to explain…
‘A timely, perfectly positive and reassuring read.’ Steven Lenton
‘GLORIOUS and heartwarming with so much love between the two covers. Just beautiful!’ Alex T Smith
Juno Dawson’ debut picture book is a witty and fun-filled rhyming story about family, identity and allyship. Bold, joyful and warm-hearted, its message of love and inclusivity shines through on every page.
Juno Dawson is the internationally bestselling author of Young Adult novels and non-fiction, including Clean and This Book Is Gay, as well as a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude magazine. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Dazed, Grazia and the Guardian, and she was chosen by Val McDermid as ‘one of the ten most compelling LGBTQ+ writers working in the UK today’.
”'A timely, perfectly positive and reassuring read.” - - Steven Lenton
”'GLORIOUS and heartwarming with so much love between the two covers. Just beautiful!” - - Alex T Smith
”'Fun and important story full of love and inclusion” - - Kip Alizadeh
”'Witty, chatty take on gender and acceptance . . . lovely rhyming tale” - - Imogen Carter, Observer
”'Bold, joyful, and warm-hearted, its message of love and inclusivity shines through on every page.” - - Stephen Myler, RTÉ Guide
”'A witty and fun-filled rhyming story about family, identity and allyship. Bold, joyful and warm-hearted its message of love and inclusivity shines through on every page.” - - RTÉ Guide
”'It’s a wonderful story which my girls love. They… see it as a way to stand up to people being dismissive of being LGBTQIA+” - - raisingsmallreaders on Instagram
”'Its rebellious element is its defiance. This is such an important book right now” - - Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)
”Praise for Juno’s other titles:'A brave, funny, indignant look at what it means to grow up as LGTBQ.” - ― Metro, on This Book is Gay
”'The book every LGBT person would have killed for as a teenager, told in the voice of a wise best friend.” - ― Patrick Ness, on This Book is Gay
”'A positive, honest and utterly essential read for everyone.” - ― Booktrust, on What’s the T?