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Laura Hughes - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Laura Hughes is a children's illustrator and the artist behind Daddy's Sandwich and a number of other children's books. Originally from Bath, Laura studied Illustration at Kingston University and graduated in 2005. When not drawing, Laura loves to curate art exhibitions.

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Featured books by Laura Hughes

Daddy's Sandwich

Daddy's Sandwich

Early Years

Author: Pip Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

This is a brilliantly funny and charming picture book... Daddy, would you like a sandwich, with all your favourite things...? This book lets you join one little girl on her quest to make her father the perfect sandwich, whether he likes it or not...

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Daddy's Sandwich

Daddy's Sandwich

Early Years

Author: Pip Jones Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

From Squishy McFluff author Pip Jones and bright new talent Laura Hughes, this is a brilliantly funny and charming picture book perfect for ages 3+ and for Fathers' Day gifts.

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Other books by Laura Hughes

The Forgettery

The Forgettery

Author: Rachel Ip Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Amelia's granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery, and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories. Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery is a beautifully written, sensitive look at dementia and memory loss. Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, which will soar to 2 million by 2051. Globally, around 50 million people live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases each year. Opening up discussions surrounding this challenging topic with little ones has never been more important. Without ever explicitly mentioning dementia, The Forgettery can be enjoyed as an adventure story where children explore a fantastical world where memories can be re-discovered and revisited as well as newly made. Rachel Ip's tender words capture the wonderful bond between grandmother and granddaughter and Laura Hughes conjures up an exciting, wonderous space where our most precious memories are stored, and the challenge of dementia can be gently explored and understood.

We're Going on a Treasure Hunt

We're Going on a Treasure Hunt

Author: Martha Mumford Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Yo! Ho! Ho! Join the fun as four bunnies set off on a thrilling pirate adventure to find the hidden treasure chest. With ten gold coins to find hidden under the flaps, it's an action-packed treasure hunt! You'll need to watch out for the obstacles along the way - leaping dolphins, colourful parrots, scary sharks and naughty monkeys - and help the bunnies get home in time for a delicious SURPRISE! Stuffed with piratical fun, this is the perfect gift for everyone who loves adventure. From the bestselling Laura Hughes, illustrator of We're Going on an Egg Hunt and We're Going on an Elf Chase, this gorgeously illustrated lift-the-flap romp is packed full of treasure and tropical creatures - perfect for little pirates everywhere! We're going on a treasure hunt. Yo! Ho! Ho! Help us find the golden coins ... Arrrrr! Off we go!

The Bear Who Did

The Bear Who Did

Author: Louise Greig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Who stole the honey? Follow the bear who did in this action-packed, rhyming picture book from Louise Greig, author of The Night Box, and Laura Hughes, the award-winning illustrator behind There's a Pig Up My Nose!. A rollicking rhyming story about two bears, a jar of honey and the consequences of not sharing. When one bear with a very rumbly tummy steals a jar of honey from the other, it sparks a hilarious trail of events that lead to an epic and calamitous conclusion. Louise Greig's bouncy, rhyming text is reminiscent of Julia Donaldson and perfect for preschoolers who are learning all about how to share. With illustrations packed with energy and humour from Laura Hughes, this delightfully funny bedtime story is perfect for sharing and reading aloud with little ones.

Mummy's Suitcase

Mummy's Suitcase

Author: Pip Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Mummy's going away for three whole days! She's bound to miss home very much, so Ruby Roo decides to pack a suitcase with all the things she knows Mummy loves best. Uh-oh. Mummy's in for a wicked surprise! Join Ruby Roo and Barney Boo in the latest picture book sensation from Pip Jones - the funniest voice in young fiction today - and rising star illustrator, Laura Hughes.

Hop Little Bunnies

Hop Little Bunnies

Author: Martha Mumford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

There are lots of sleepy animals to wake up in this bouncy, energetic picture book. Lift the flaps, then hop with the little bunnies, cheep with the chicks, baa with the lambs and mew with the kittens. An interactive book, full of non-stop fun, based on the popular nursery rhyme 'Sleeping Bunnies'. This is full of the joys of spring and the perfect gift all year round. From the illustrator of the bestselling We're Going on an Egg Hunt.

We're Going on an Elf Chase

We're Going on an Elf Chase

Author: Martha Mumford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

We're going on an elf chase. Come and join the fun. Can we catch them all? YES! Run, run, run! Four bunnies set off on a jolly Christmas lift-the-flap adventure to find ten little elves hidden under the flaps. You'll have to run, run, run if you're going to catch them all! And there are lots of obstacles along the way, from clippy-cloppy reindeer to roaring polar bears and flippy-flappy penguins. Stuffed with festive frolics, this is the perfect Christmas gift. From the bestselling Laura Hughes, illustrator of We're Going on an Egg Hunt and The Birthday Invitation

Quick, Barney, RUN!

Quick, Barney, RUN!

Author: Pip Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

It's raining, it's pouring. And Daddy is snoring. Mummy is working. Oh, EVERYTHING'S BORING. What can Ruby Roo do on a rainy day? Use her imagination! This jaunty, thrilling rhyming text sees these two intrepid explorers jet off to the jungle in their cardboard seaplane, and swing through the exotic pot plant canopy . . . encountering some strangely familiar characters on their way! Packed with humour, colour and adventure - and with tons of 'clues' for children to spot - this is the latest picture book sensation from Pip Jones and superstar illustrator, Laura Hughes.

The Birthday Invitation

The Birthday Invitation

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

When handing out the invitations for her birthday party, Ella mistakenly drops one on the forest floor, and who should find it? A wizard, of course ... and a pirate and a parrot and then a whole host of wonderful characters! Join Ella for her very exciting birthday party, complete with a hilarious array of unexpected guests! A brilliantly fun picture book, gloriously illustrated by the supremely talented and bestselling illustrator Laura Hughes.

Daddy's Sandwich

Daddy's Sandwich

Author: Pip Jones Format: Board book Release Date: 04/05/2017

Daddy, would you like a sandwich, with all your favourite things . . . ? Join one little girl on her quest to make her father the perfect sandwich, whether he likes it or not . . . You're in for a wicked surprise! From Squishy McFluff author Pip Jones and bright new talent Laura Hughes, this is a brilliantly funny board book perfect for ages 1+.

The Birthday Invitation

The Birthday Invitation

Author: Lucy Rowland Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

When handing out the invitations for her birthday party, Ella mistakenly drops one on the forest floor, and who should find it? A wizard, of course ... and a pirate and a parrot and then a whole host of wonderful characters! Join Ella for her very exciting birthday party, complete with a hilarious array of unexpected guests! A brilliantly fun picture book, gloriously illustrated by the supremely talented and bestselling illustrator Laura Hughes.

River Rose and the Magical Lullaby

River Rose and the Magical Lullaby

Author: Kelly Clarkson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

It's bedtime for River Rose in this brilliant debut picture book from superstar mum, Grammy Award-winner Kelly Clarkson, with beautiful illustrations by Laura Hughes. River Rose is going to the zoo tomorrow! The only problem is she's FAR too excited to go to sleep. That is, until her mummy comes and sings her a special lullaby and she drifts off on a magical adventure. The perfect bedtime story, featuring an original lullaby written and performed by Grammy Award-winner, Kelly Clarkson, for you to download.

There's a Pig up my Nose!

There's a Pig up my Nose!

Author: John Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2017

Winner of the Oscar's Book Prize 2018 What if a PIG got stuck up your NOSE? How ever would you get it out? When Natalie has to go to school with a pig stuck up her nose, her whole class gets together to find a way to get the pig out. But how will they do it? The zany humour of Sue Hendra (of Supertato and Barry the Fish with Fingers fame) meets Babe the Pig in this funny picture book. This delightfully silly tale, brought to life by warm, comical artwork from rising star Laura Hughes, will have children giggling and oinking out loud to try to work out how to get a farmyard animal out of someone's nose. The perfect picture book for boys and girls aged 3 years and up - or for anyone who has ever got something stuck up their nose! This very funny, sweet story won the hearts of the judging panel. Oink! @oscarsbookprize The surprise comes right at the start, and what a wonderfully dotty premise to begin a story with, about problem solving in the classroom. Brilliantly structured too - Julia Eccleshare Everything about There's a Pig Up My Nose! is entrancing, from the title onwards; it also features the best PE excuse note ever - The Guardian John Dougherty was born in Larne, Northern Ireland and worked as a children's primary school teacher for several years before leaving to concentrate on his writing. He has published several books for children and has been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards. His book, Zeus Sorts It Out, was one of The Times children's books of the year 2011. Laura Hughes studied illustration at Kingston University and is the illustrator and artist behind Daddy's Sandwich, nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. She has worked with several publishers including Bloomsbury, Harper Collins US and Faber & Faber. She lives in east London with her cat. Disclaimer: neither of them have ever had a pig stuck up their nose ...

Goodnight Tiger

Goodnight Tiger

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Goodnight Tiger is a quirky, funny bedtime story book, full of jungle animals and surprises. With vibrant, characterful illustrations by Laura Hughes (Daddy Sandwich), this charming picture book by best-selling author Timothy Knapman (Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and Dinosaurs in the Supermarket) is sure to delight children at bedtime - and it's great for reinforcing bath and bedtime routines too. The animals in Emily's jungle wallpaper can't sleep, and they are bellowing and stomping and growling and keeping her awake! Go to sleep! shouts Emily. We've tried and tried, but can't! says the tiger. So Emily climbs into the wallpaper and shows the animals how to get ready for bed. Only baths and lullabies aren't quite the same in the jungle...!

Goodnight Tiger

Goodnight Tiger

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Goodnight Tiger is a quirky, funny bedtime story book, full of jungle animals and surprises. With vibrant, characterful illustrations by Laura Hughes (Daddy Sandwich), this charming picture book by best-selling author Timothy Knapman (Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates and Dinosaurs in the Supermarket) is sure to delight children at bedtime - and it's great for reinforcing bath and bedtime routines too. The animals in Emily's jungle wallpaper can't sleep, and they are bellowing and stomping and growling and keeping her awake! Go to sleep! shouts Emily. We've tried and tried, but can't! says the tiger. So Emily climbs into the wallpaper and shows the animals how to get ready for bed. Only baths and lullabies aren't quite the same in the jungle...! Perfect for fans of The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

Author: Laura Hughes Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2016

We're going on an egg hunt. We're going to find them all. We're REALLY excited. Hooray for Easter Day! Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, it's great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way - lambs, chicks, bees and ducks - and there's even a wolfish surprise, so do take care. Based on the traditional 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' rhyme, this will be a huge hit with all fans of the classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

Author: Martha Mumford Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2016

We're going on an egg hunt. We're going to find them all. We're REALLY excited. Hooray for Easter Day! Join the Easter Bunnies as they set off on an exciting lift-the-flap Easter egg hunt. With ten eggs to find and count, it's great fun. But watch out for the obstacles along the way - lambs, chicks, bees and ducks - and there's even a wolfish surprise, so do take care. Based on the traditional 'We're Going on a Lion Hunt' rhyme, the delightful illustrations and read-aloud story will make this a huge springtime hit with all fans of search-and-find and lift-the-flap books.

Terrible Tim

Terrible Tim

Author: Katie Haworth Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2016

Tim doesn't mean to be terrible, he just likes to draw . . . and roar . . . dash . . . and splash. But at the end of a hectic day, he also loves to cuddle and snuggle!

Terrible Tim

Terrible Tim

Author: Katie Haworth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2016

Tim doesn't mean to be terrible, he just likes to draw . . . and roar . . . dash . . . and splash. But at the end of a hectic day, he also loves to cuddle and snuggle!

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 2: Rabbit On the Run

Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 2: Rabbit On the Run

Author: Alex Lane, Nikki Gamble, Teresa Heapy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2011

Rabbit on the Run is based on Aesop's fable The Tortoise and the Hare, about the rabbit whose complacency leads him to underestimate the tortoise, who shows that slow and steady can win the race ... This popular story written by Alex Lane and beautifully illustrated by Laura Hughes will capture your child's imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten based on phonics to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

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