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Bill and Matty are the best of friends. Matty is headstrong, willful and entertaining; Bill is loyal, patient and devoted to Matty. They are also neighbours which means their lives are intertwined and daily "thinktanks' are held in Matty's backyard bath.

'When Bill learns that his father is coming home from jail, his world is tipped upside down. How will the kids at school take the news? And, most importantly, how do Bill and his mother feel about his dad being home? Worries start to mount but the ever-watchful Matty has an idea to help Bill keep his dad on the straight and narrow. However, life doesn't always go according to plan ...

'An enchanting story of friendship, courage and trust from one of Australia's favourite storytellers.'  (Publication summary)

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Notes

  • Sequel to Matty Forever.
  • Dedication: For:

    • Aran and Oska
    • Meredith and Emily
    • Jack and Jemima
    • William, Ben, Alara and Aiden
    • Eden, Liam, Callum
    • Angus
    • Danielle and Ariane
    • Rachel and Cooper
    • Grace
    • Olivia
    • Leighton
    • Matilda

    ...and all children who love their friends (which surely means every one of you).

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Works about this Work

Families and Other Animals Ruth Starke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 71-72)

— Review of Mr Badger and the Big Surprise Leigh Hobbs , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Song of the Winns Frances Watts , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Very Bad Book Andy Griffiths , 2010 selected work children's fiction poetry ; Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Careful What You Wish For Maureen McCarthy , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 25 no. 4 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kerry White , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Kerry White , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 90 no. 2 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , 2010 single work children's fiction
Untitled Chloe Mauger , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 25 no. 4 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , 2010 single work children's fiction
Families and Other Animals Ruth Starke , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 71-72)

— Review of Mr Badger and the Big Surprise Leigh Hobbs , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Song of the Winns Frances Watts , 2010 single work children's fiction ; The Very Bad Book Andy Griffiths , 2010 selected work children's fiction poetry ; Bill Rules Elizabeth Fensham , 2010 single work children's fiction ; Careful What You Wish For Maureen McCarthy , 2010 single work children's fiction
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