"A traveller from a parallel universe is the twist in Jeanne Willis and Susan Varley's truly delightful book. Wilson, the new boy in class, absolutely refuses to take off his odd, outsize jacket. Varley's poignant illustrations show the wee Wilson even attempting to do PE in his bulky blue blazer. When I saw her drawing of the lad standing outside the school in the snow in that charity-shop get-up, no one coming to collect him, a tear sprang to my hard-boiled old eyes. It's alright though, his blue-blazered mum beams down to get him in the end. Destined to become a classic (four to six)."

The Guardian: December 1987



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