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Sam Lloyd studied at Brighton University where she gained a BA Hons in Illustration. Now Sam is the author and illustrator of many successful picture books for children including Happy Day,the Whoops-A-Daisy-World series and Sad Dog which won the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award in 2003. Success followed with Mr Pusskins which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Booktrust Pre-School Award and shortlisted for the V & A Illustration Award. Sam's novelty books include the Richard and Judy prize-winning Calm Down, Boris and Hello Dudley.
As well as writing and illustrating books, Sam also enjoys yoga, swimming, camping and doing outdoorsy things. She has been all over the world, including travels to India and Australia. Sam also does a lot of voluntary work with children, painting murals. Sam lives in Brighton with her partner and young son.
A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month September 2020 | Everyone is welcome at Spooky School! Everyone who likes to be scared a bit! Open the pages of this fun board book and join the pupils as they learn how to fly like a witch on a broomstick and to howl like a werewolf. Or join in a dance for skeletons. And, don’t forget, spookiness can be caring too. There’s loads of fun on the Halloween theme. But just watch out for spiders….
A boy and his cat have some exciting midnight adventures in this lively story, which will appeal to any young child who dreams of being a superhero. When the Ninja emergency bell rings, our hero leaps out of bed, into the secret Ninja Den conveniently located below his bedroom and full of cool gadgets. From there he teleports into Baddy World to confront a spider king responsible for stealing hundreds of pairs of socks. Can the socks be restored to their rightful owners and a way be found to keep the baby spiders’ toes warm? You’ll have to read the book to find out! Sam Lloyd’s illustrations are full of cinematic close-ups and cutaways, and the ninja moves – Bish! Bash! Boff! – are fabulous. Lots of fun.
Gertie's day starts with a frown which no-one can shift until she meets a cheeky monkey who (literally) turns her world upside down! Now she can cheer everyone up with her infectious smile. A read-out-loud gem from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize.
Santa needs help on Christmas Eve to deliver all his presents and lucky Boris is there to help, but Boris has problems ranging from losing his way in the snow to getting stuck in someone’s chimney, but all ends happily in the end. With an extra special interactive element of a hand puppet that parent or toddler can use to wiggle Boris’ jaws and mouth!
Winner of the 6 and under category in the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009. Pusskins is a larger-than-life character and it comes as no surprise that it has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funniest book prize!! There is fun and excitement on every page as well as a mixture of emotions brought to life through this superb character. Thankfully it all ends happily in the end for Pusskins.Michael Rosen, former Children's Laureate and one of the judges for the 2009 Roald Dahl Funny Prize said of this book: 'A ridiculously funny book, full of marvellously mischievous cartooning'.
A humorous story about a cat and its owner who want quite different things out of their relationship. Mr Pusskins is adored by his owner who wants to pet and brush and feed and snuggle him. Mr Pusskins doesn't want any of that. He wants adventure! But adventure is scary...! Luckily, Mr Pusskins is rescued. Now, he does appreciate being cared for! The Lovereading comment:With a larger-than-life character at the centre of this stunning picture book it comes as no surprise that it is the winner of the â€˜Early Years â€“ Pre-school Awardâ€™. There is fun and excitement on every page as well as a mixture of emotions brought to life through this superb character.
This highly comical story will have you chuckling with amusement throughout. Vincent is a gorilla that loses his chest hair. The soft furs found on every page combined with a clever peep-through design make Vincent the Vain irresistible.
With a larger-than-life character at the centre of this stunning picture book it comes as no surprise that it is the winner of the ‘Early Years – Pre-school Award’. There is fun and excitement on every page as well as a mixture of emotions brought to life through this superb character.