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Susan Varley - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Susan Varley is an award-winning artist who has illustrated many books for Andersen Press. Her picture book Badger's Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring of all time, winning many prizes, including the Mother Goose Award in 1985.

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Other books by Susan Varley

Marry Me, Mole?

Marry Me, Mole?

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/08/2022

From award-winning author and illustrator Jeanne Willis and Susan Varley comes this brave look at why being in love doesn't always mean choosing to be together. Mole, why won't you marry me? sang a lonely bird in the maple tree. Bird and Mole are in love. Mole lives underground and loves to be in the dark under his hill, but Bird lives in the trees and loves to be high up in the sky... so when Bird asks Mole to marry him, will they be able to make it work? Will love be enough?

Two Shy Pandas

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say Hello Panda! , but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

Two Shy Pandas

Two Shy Pandas

Author: Julia Jarman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Panda longs to play with Pandora next door, but he's too shy. Whenever he sees Pandora he runs away. Meanwhile Pandora longs to say Hello Panda! , but she's much too shy, too. Will these two shy pandas ever muster up the courage to speak to each other?

Captain Small Pig

Captain Small Pig

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2010

I'm Captain Commander! Small Pig said. Aye-Aye, Captain Small Pig! yawned Old Goat. You are in charge of this boat! But Small Pig soon tires of rowing and falls asleep, and before they know it the boat is drifting across the lake, and grumpy Turkey is in for a soaking... Martin Waddell, award-winning author of Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?, perfectly captures the magic of a day out.

Monster Bed, The

Monster Bed, The

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2007

Little Dennis doesn't want to go to sleep because there might be something under his bed. Dennis isn't afraid of monsters - after all, he's a monster himself. He's afraid that humans will get him. His mother says that humans are only in made-up stories, but Dennis is not convinced. Rollicking rhyme and delightfully detailed illustrations make this story of a bedtime surprise the perfect book for little monsters.

Badger's Parting Gifts

Badger's Parting Gifts

Author: Susan Varley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/1994

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