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Jonathan Emmett - Author

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written. After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.

In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website

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A Spot of Bother
Jonathan Emmett - illustrated by Vanessa Cabban
Poor Pig, he likes to keep himself perfectly clean so when a squashed cherry leaves a bright red spot on his side, he's distraught. His friends try to help but only success in making things worse: goat's been eating beetroot...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Emergency Rescue!
Jonathan Emmett - illustrated by Christyan Fox
A Picture Book for kids that love Vehicles. Children will love joining in with the siren noises as they race to the rescue with Cat and Dog. With bouncy rhyming text, humorous detail and a different colourful, sturdy...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2009
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Ruby Flew Too!
Jonathan Emmett - illustrated by Rebecca Harry
A useful book about overcoming anxiety. A warm and reassuring story that encourages children to discover the world at their own pace. Heartbreakingly beautiful, this is a very special book.
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/2005
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Someone Bigger
Jonathan Emmett
This book is perfect for anyone who’s ever felt that size doesn’t matter. Sam’s dad thinks Sam is too small to fly a kite. When the kite runs away everyone has a try at catching it, e.g. the postman and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2003
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