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Steve Smallman - Author

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

Steve Smallman on Steve Smallman:

I started working as an illustrator when I was in my final year at Art College and now, over 28 years later I still haven't got a proper job! I've illustrated literally hundreds of books, predominantly in educational publishing. A few years ago I was main illustrator for Longman's 'Story Street' reading scheme, illustrating 79 titles and writing 5.

I've worked in children's television, specifically in character development and most notably in the 'Raggy Doll' series in the mid to late 1980's. I have also done a certain amount of licensed work, illustrating characters such as Postman Pat, Bill and Ben and Sesame Street.

I've been described as an 'Animal Artist', not I hasten to add because I'm wild and hairy but because I love to draw animals and especially like to give them human characteristics.

I've been writing children's books for about 6 years and have already had several picture books published with more in development.

I've got 4 great children and although they're all adults now, my memories of them growing up inspire and inform my writing.

Click here to read a Little Tiger interview with Steve Smallman.

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Fairytales Gone Wrong: You're Not Ugly Duckling
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Neil Price
This reworked version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic is a great way to talk with children about bullying and other important subjects too, such as why you shouldn't judge people on appearances, and why you shouldn't change who you...
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Format: Hardback | Released 21/07/2016
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty!
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Neil Price
Young children will learn the importance of rest in this hilarious story all about sleep and as result bedtime should become an easier time of the day! Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty is one title from the Fairytales Gone Wrong...
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Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2016
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Neil Price
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he tells an untruth – and don't pick your nose! The...
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Format: Paperback | Released 20/05/2016
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Neil Price
There are two big lessons to be learned in this new take on the favourite fairy tale: don't tell lies – we all know what happens to Pinocchio when he tells an untruth – and don't pick your nose! The...
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Format: Hardback | Released 13/07/2015
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Keep Running Gingerbread Man A Story About Keeping Active
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Neil Price
The Gingerbread Man has to run as fast as he can - or he'll be eaten! It's just as well he's so fit. Learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle in this hilarious story all about exercise!
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2015
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Fairytales Gone Wrong: Give Us a Smile Cinderella A Story About Personal Hygiene
Steve Smallman
Cinderella always brushes her teeth! Can her sparkling smile take her from rags to riches? Learn to look after your smile in this hilarious story all about brushing your teeth!
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/04/2015
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Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Bruno Robert
A quirky take on the Three Little Pigs story as the pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes!
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/02/2015
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Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Bruno Robert
A quirky take on the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series. With lively illustrations complementing each story and talking points to encourage further discussion....
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/02/2015
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Storytime: Batmouse
Steve Smallman
When Pip the mouse sees what he thinks is a flying mouse he wants to fly when he grows up and when he sees what he thinks is a digging mouse he wants to dig when he grows up Pip. ...
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Format: Paperback | Released 17/11/2014
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Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Bruno Robert
Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series, each one featuring a favourite classic fairy tale... but with a twist. The charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters in The...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2014
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Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks A Story About Eating Healthily
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Bruno Robert
Humorous writing provides a gentle approach to teaching healthy habits in this fun new series, each one featuring a favourite classic fairy tale... but with a twist. The charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters in Goldilocks...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2014
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Batmouse
Steve Smallman
When Pip the mouse sees what he thinks is a flying mouse he wants to fly when he grows up and when he sees what he thinks is a digging mouse he wants to dig when he grows up Pip. ...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2014
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Big, Bad Owl
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Richard Watson
Big, Bad Owl is a fabulously funny, tongue-in-cheek picture book from bestselling author and master of comedy, Steve Smallman. Children will love the quirky illustrations of the various animals and birds who try to get owl out of a grump...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2014
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Big, Bad Owl
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Richard Watson
Big, Bad Owl is a fabulously funny, tongue-in-cheek picture book from bestselling author and master of comedy, Steve Smallman. Children will love the quirky illustrations of the various animals and birds who try to get owl out of a grump...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2014
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Bear's Big Bottom
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Emma Yarlett
Poor Bear! His GREAT BIG BOTTOM is causing all sorts of chaos ... A hilarious story of bottoms, bears and animal friends that will have children giggling at Bear's bottom-based mishaps. From children's favourite Steve Smallman, author of Smelly Peter,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2013
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My Dad!
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Sean Julian
Celebrating the unique bond between father and child, My Dad! is a warm and funny book that's perfect for any little one who simply adores their dad - no matter how silly they are! With beautiful rhyming text by the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2013
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The Monkey with a Bright Blue Bottom
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Nick Schon
What better than a cheeky monkey to enthuse a young child to love books in this bestselling picture book. This edition comes complete with a CD read by CBBC's Justin Fletcher. The reading is a great aid to improving reading skills, perfect for bedtime,...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/04/2012
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Icky Little Duckling
Steve Smallman - illustrated by Tim Warnes
What a delightful story featuring a rather bemused rabbit who ends up with none other than a duckling in his burrow. However, rabbit doesn't want duckling to stay but duckling has other ideas. I wonder if they'll learn to live...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/02/2012
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Gruff the Grump
Steve Smallman
Kindness works like a magic charm on the grumpy old Gruff, a growly, grizzly grump of a bear. When Gruff the Grump unexpectedly does something kind and rescues a rabbit stuck in a tree, the rabbit repays him by bringing...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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Gruff the Grump
Steve Smallman
Kindness works like a magic charm on the grumpy old Gruff, a growly, grizzly grump of a bear. When Gruff the Grump unexpectedly does something kind and rescues a rabbit stuck in a tree, the rabbit repays him by bringing...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/08/2009
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Smelly Peter: The Great Pea Eater
Steve Smallman
Peter, who eats only peas, soon turns green and farts incessantly. It makes him very unpopular at home but luckily he is spotted by a space ship who whisk him away to their alien planet where his greenness and farting...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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