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Sue Hendra - Author

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Sue Hendra

Gordon's Great Escape
Sue Hendra - illustrated by Paul Linnet
November 2016 Book of the Month Hurrah for Gordon the Balloon! Gordon's life story, including time at balloon-school learning just what a balloon does, his first true love whose pets are porcupines and his important role in rescuing his friends...
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Format: Paperback | Released 20/10/2016
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Supertato Veggies Assemble
Sue Hendra - illustrated by Paul Linnet
May 2016 Book of the Month You won't find a dafter or more entertaining picture book than this new outing for Supertato, the spud with super powers! It's anarchy in the supermarket when the peas – evil to their core –...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
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Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas
Sue Hendra
This team create characters that children love and the books, with their sparkly covers and day-glo bright colours dazzle and delight. Norman has been a good slug and knows that Santa will visit him on Christmas Eve. But when...
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Format: Hardback | Released 24/09/2015
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I Need a Wee!
Sue Hendra
Winner of the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016 - Picture Book Category Sure to appeal to toddlers and very young children given Alan the Bear has the same problem that many young children also have. That of having too many other...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2015
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Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Sue Hendra
A new board book edition of this best-selling picture book. Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an...
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Format: Board book | Released 12/03/2015
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Supertato
Sue Hendra
July 2014 Book of the Month A terrific joke lies at the heart of this high action drama. When one badly behaved pea escapes from the freezer, chaos ensues. Luckily, there is a super hero to hand. Supertato, the potato...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/06/2014
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Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell
Sue Hendra
Norman the slug longs to be a snail. If only he had a shell! What Norman wishes for, he gets, but it soon turns out that a shell isn't such a good thing after all. Can Norman save himself and...
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Format: Board book | Released 13/03/2014
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Barry the Fish with Fingers
Sue Hendra
January 2014 Book of the Month Quirky and original, this will be a real joy for parents to share with babies and toddlers. Full of kindness, Barry, a fish with the special attributes of fingers, uses his unusual feature to...
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Format: Board book | Released 02/01/2014
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Doug the Bug
Sue Hendra
September 2013 Book of the Month Can Doug the Bug find his way out of the terrible predicament he is in and, more importantly, can he get back to his best friend Trevor and make things up with him? Doug's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 12/09/2013
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Lots and Lots of Fun Stuff to Do with Barry and Norman
Sue Hendra
With bright, bold artwork Sue Hendra creates a perfect holiday activity book, packed full of things to entertain young children, all in her inimitable style.
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Format: Novelty book | Released 06/06/2013
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No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom
Sue Hendra
Lots of laughs as Bernard the robot loses his bottom! He just jumps off the swing and leaves it behind. Where on earth does it go next? Everyone thinks they have seen the bottom somewhere but Bernard can't find it...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat
Sue Hendra
July 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling Sue Hendra tells how Keith the cat creates some magic of his own in this entertaining story about Keith who is suddenly able to do some clever tricks after an ice cream cone...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Barry the Fish with Fingers : Tickle Hide & Seek
Sue Hendra
April 2012 Book of the Month. Best-selling Barry, a fish with a difference, is back for a new, pop-up adventure and this time he's helping readers to count. Barry's playing tickle chase with his friends under the sea. There's one...
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Format: Hardback | Released 29/03/2012
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Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster
Sue Hendra
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Barry, the unusual fish with a full set of fingers, is back for a new set of adventures. This time he is set to help a hairy, scary monster who...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Wanda and the Alien
Sue Hendra
A touching story about a special and unusual friendship. When Wanda meets Alien they click as friends immediately even though they don't speak the same language. They play happily together sharing adventures and having fun. But where have Wanda's friends...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/04/2011
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Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell
Sue Hendra
Norman the slug longs to be a snail. If only he had a shell! What Norman wishes for, he gets, but it soon turns out that a shell isn't such a good thing after all. Can Norman save himself and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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Barry the Fish with Fingers (Book & CD)
Sue Hendra
Quirky and original, this will be a real joy for both toddler and parent. Full of kindness, Barry, a fish with the special attributes of fingers, uses his unusual feature to delight his friends. Fingers are good for all sorts...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2010
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Barry the Fish with Fingers
Sue Hendra
Quirky and original, this will be a real joy for both toddler and parent. Full of kindness, Barry, a fish with the special attributes of fingers, uses his unusual feature to delight his friends. Fingers are good for all sorts...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2009
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Counting In The Sea 1, 2, 3!
Sue Hendra
A great watery way to practice early maths. Can you find the mermaid on every page of this book amid the ocean deep and all its creatures? Beautifully illustrated and designed, Counting in the Sea is another fantastic creation by...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/10/2007
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