Children’s Books

Children’s book illustration

I’ve worked on numerous children’s books over the years for various publishers around the world. If you see any in your local library please take them out and read them to your kids. I’d love to hear what they have to say about them.

Click here to read all about Robbies Robot.
Click here to read all about Greedylocks.
Click here to read all about Yawning in Assembly.
Click here to read all about The Fastest Truck.
Click here to read all about The Mad Scientist Next Door.
Click here to read all about Captain Rainbow.
Click here to read all about Captain Cool.
Click here to read all about Dad’s Van.
Click here to read all about Pedro the Pirate.

Robbies Robot

Robbie’s room is a tip and Mum has had enough. So Robbie buys a robot to help him tidy it up. But the robot wants to tidy away Robbie!

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A mysterious parcel arrives by spaceship.

A mysterious parcel arrives by spaceship.

Can you guess what the parcel contains?

Can you guess what the parcel contains?

Robbies Robot despairs at the mess it's instructed to tidy up.

Robbies Robot despairs at the mess it’s instructed to tidy up.


Greedylocks

A charming update of the traditional Goldilocks tale. Greedylocks is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Purple Book Band. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 718-word fiction story features a more demanding text with an extended vocabulary. It is suitable for ages 7 – 8. Greedylocks is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read.

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Yawning in Assembly

A very funny update to the well-known story of the woman who swallowed a fly. With wonderful illustrations, Yawning in Assembly is a book-banded reading book for developing readers, carefully levelled at Orange Book Band. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 375-word rhyming book features a longer, less structured text with a more extended vocabulary. It is suitable for ages 6 – 7. Yawning in Assembly is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured programme for children learning to read.

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The Fastest Truck – Watts Publishing – 2011

Tim the Truck is big and green – and he likes being king of the road. Find out what trouble he causes in this fun new rhyming adventure.

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Here’s a great review on Amazon –

“Tim the Truck is big and green.
He’s strong and fast and very mean.”

Everyone knows that people with the name Tim are nice. Like Tim Henman, the tennis player who was always gracious in defeat and who had a hill named after him until it was stolen by Andy Murray. And Harry Enfield had a character called Tim. He was nice.

But this book is about a nasty Tim. What’s that all about? But then I remembered that there was a badboy Tim, Tim Westwood, Radio 1 DJ, liker of fast cars. This book is for him.

Tim the truck is always speeding about not caring about all the other cars until one day he gets stuck and needs their help to escape so he changes his ways.

My 3-year-old daughter has been carrying around this book for the past week or two. She obviously likes the fact that it has a naughty Tim in it, so divorced from all the nice Tims she has come across in real life.

So for Tim Westwood and three-year-olds everywhere this is the book for them.

Tim the truck causing mayhem at some traffic lights.

Tim the truck causing mayhem at some traffic lights.

Tim being the epitome of anti-social driving.

Tim being the epitome of anti-social driving.

Tim wrecking some other cars in a side alley.

Tim wrecking some other cars in a side alley.


The Mad Scientist Next Door

Ella’s next door neighbour, Mr Willis, is seriously mean. She stays out of his way as much as possible. But when she accidentally catapaults her baby brother’s favourite teddy bear into Mr Willis’ garden, Ella is forced to go over to his house. And Ella is in for a SHOCK!

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What's going to happen?

What’s going to happen?

ZAP!

ZAP!

Escape!

Escape!

 


Captain Rainbow

Captain Rainbow decides to buy himself a new boat. He goes shopping on the internet, but he doesn’t quite get the boat he had hoped for!

This is the third book I did for Watts.  Available here on Amazon.

 


Captain Cool

Captain Cool is not afraid of anything! Or is he? What will happen when he’s late for his mum’s dinner?

Leapfrog Rhyme Time features fun, rhyming stories of no more than 180 words for children who are starting to read on their own.

This was the second book I did for Watts.

 


Dad’s Van

Everyone is getting ready to go on holiday, but Dad’s van won’t start. Dad tries to push, but he needs help…

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Pedro The Pirate

Pirate Pete and his crew are scared of everything! Luckily for them, Pedro is a fearless parrot…

This was the first book I did back in the heady days of 2005, for Watts Publishing.

You may get lucky and find one for sale on Amazon still.

 


Colourist – Famous People, Great Events : Elizabeth 1 – Watts Publishing

I was the colourist for a series of books for Watts, originally drawn by Peter Kent and released in 1996.  This version is a revised and coloured one for 2012.

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Colourist – Famous People, Great Events : Anne Frank – Watts Publishing

Original art by Helena Owen, 1999.

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Colourist – Famous People, Great Events : Henry VIII – Watts Publishing

Original art by Peter Kent, 1999.

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