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Raymond Briggs - Author

'Raymond Briggs was born in Wimbledon Park, London, in 1934. His father, Ernest, was a Co-op milkman for over thirty years and was awarded a certificate when he retired. His mother, Ethel, was 'in service' for over twenty years but received no certificate. At the age of ten, Briggs passed 'The Scholarship' and went to the local Grammar School. Here he had daily speech lessons and learned to become middle class. After five years he was awarded 'The School Certificate'. At the age of fifteen he went to the local art school and after two years he was awarded 'The Intermediate Art Certificate'. After two further years studying painting he was awarded 'The National Diploma of Design (in Painting) Certificate'. He was then conscripted into the army where he attained no rank but was awarded a certificate saying 'Excused Boots'. He studied painting for two more years at the Slade School of Fine Art and here he was awarded 'The Diploma of Fine Art (London University) Certificate'. Since leaving the Slade in 1957 and failing as a painter, he has been a freelance illustrator, book designer and writer producing what are known as 'children's' books. For work in this field he has been awarded several certificates....'

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The Snowman and the Snowdog Pop-Up Picture Book
Raymond Briggs
A truly delightful pop-up picture book with stunning 3D spreads for all the family to enjoy and share with toddlers coupled with an enchanting story of The Snowman and an adorable new puppy-friend, the Snowdog. It pays a wonderful compliment...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
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The Snowman Pull-out Pop-up Book
Raymond Briggs
The classic wordless story of The Snowman is adaptable to every possible kind of format. A selection of the iconic images pop up and pull out in this attractive, small-format edition.
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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The Snowman and the Snowdog Finger Puppet Book
Raymond Briggs
Raymond Briggs's newest character - The Snowdog – stars in this fun and robust chunky board book for little fingers. On every spread The Snowdog comes to life in the middle of the action through a finger puppet.
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Format: Board book | Released 04/09/2014
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Raymond Briggs's Christmas Little Library
Raymond Briggs
Four charming board books in a handsome slipcase capture the Christmas magic of Briggs's original wintery picture books, Father Christmas and The Snowman. All the special features of the time are recorded under the themes Weather, Words, Numbers, Opposites. A...
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Format: Board book | Released 27/09/2010
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The Puffin Mother Goose Treasury
Raymond Briggs
The welcome return of a modern classic, this Treasury should be a gift for every newborn. Prize-winning illustrator Raymond Briggs' wonderful illustrations capture the humour, pathos, poignancy and downright silliness of some of the best known nursery rhymes and riddles...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/09/2010
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Father Christmas Magnetic Playscene
Raymond Briggs
Play along with Father Christmas and friends in this fantastic interactive magnetic book. Parents and children can read the simple sentences and drop in the right magnets to the page according to the story. Then at the end children can...
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Format: Hardback | Released 31/08/2007
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The Snowman Magical Magnetic Playscene
Raymond Briggs
Beautiful illustrations recreate Raymond Briggs' magic both within the book and the magnets and coupled together with simple sentences throughout. Children can place the right magnets according to the story to each page and it's this interactive magnetic nature of...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2006
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The Snowman Story Book
Raymond Briggs
This is one of the all time favourites of any nursery and certainly a book to turn back to time and time again whether you're a child or an adult. No words, just the most wonderful pictures telling a poignant...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/11/1992
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Fungus The Bogeyman
Raymond Briggs
This is a book that is enduringly funny, wonderfully poignant and at times quite rude. Beautifully described through stunning illustrations and hand written text is the story of the bogey men – and in particular Fungus - who live underground...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/1990
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Fungus The Bogeyman
Raymond Briggs
This is a book that is enduringly funny, wonderfully poignant and at times quite rude. Beautifully described through stunning illustrations and hand written text is the story of the bogey men – and in particular Fungus - who live underground...
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Format: Paperback | Released 29/03/1990
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The Snowman
Raymond Briggs
This is one of the all time favourites of any nursery and certainly a book to turn back to time and time again whether you're a child or an adult. No words, just the most wonderful pictures telling a poignant...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/09/1980
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Father Christmas
Raymond Briggs
Greenaway winner in 1973. Really funny. A great twist on the father Christmas story, really funny with some breath-taking illustrations. (0-5) To find out more about this book CLICK HERE to visit the Carnegie Greenaway...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/09/1975
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