Alfonso Bonzo

Billy Webb was just an ordinary boy. He slept the right way up in bed, and he didn’t wear his underpants outside his trousers. But in one way Billy was exceptional – he had a passion for swapping things. He would swap anything, from tropical fish to false moustaches. Privately, he thought he might be the best swapper in the world… until he met Alfonso Bonzo, the Italian Exchange Student. Alfonso’s idea of swapping went far beyond anything Billy had ever dreamed of. Because there was always something a bit extra, a bit dangerous about Alfonso Bonzo…

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  • Andrew Davies

    Andrew Davies is a BAFTA and Emmy award winning writer, renowned for classic TV adaptations such as PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. As well as writing numerous children’s books, Davies is a successful writer of children’s television. His children’s book ALFONSO BONZO was made into a TV series starring Alex Jennings.

  • Tony Ross

    Multi-award-winning Tony Ross has become one of the best-known creators of original and traditional picture books and his work has been published all over the world. As well as his own books, he has illustrated books for authors such as Roald Dahl, Paula Danziger and Michael Palin.


    Tony Ross has won a number of awards for illustration, including the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for the best illustrations by a foreign artist.

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