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Tim Hopgood - Author

Tim Hopgood lives with his wife, children and cats in North Yorkshire. He is a graduate of Kingston University and worked for twenty years in graphic design and freelance illustration. Tim’s first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and he has gone on to publish a number of successful picture books including Tip Tap went the Crab and WOW said the Owl.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood’s illustrations are also full of warmth. The enchanting owl, waking up as night falls, gives a beautiful introduction to colours in Wow! Said the Owl while a chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab. A Dog Called Rod is a wonderful fantasy about owning a dog even though dad says dogs are noisy, messy and expensive! Full of life as the pages shimmer, Here Comes Frankie is also full of noise as Frankie’s life is transformed when he starts to play the trumpet. There’s lots of noise and energy too as the gloriously strokable sofa takes off on an unusual adventure in Our Big Blue Sofa.

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Wow! Said the Owl
Tim Hopgood
Owl decides to wake up during the day and sleep at night. A very odd thing for an owl to do. But he discovers the world of colour and he's in awe. A really lovely and original picture book. ...
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Format: Board book | Released 22/09/2016
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The Truth According to Arthur
Tim Hopgood - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Arthur has a problem with The Truth, though normally they're good friends. You see Arthur has done something he shouldn't have, and rather than come clean about it, he tries to bend, to stretch, cover up and finally just ignore...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Walter's Wonderful Web
Tim Hopgood
Walter the spider is determined to make a perfect web, just like his friends. At first his webs are too wibbly-wobbly and the wind whooshes them away, so he experiments with different shapes – triangles, squares, rectangles – but they...
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Format: Board book | Released 10/09/2015
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Tip Tap Went the Crab
Tim Hopgood
Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood's illustrations are also full of warmth and plenty of colour. A chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab....
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Format: Board book | Released 11/04/2013
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Ping and Pong are Best Friends (mostly)
Tim Hopgood
The importance of friendship is movingly captured in this touching story told with absolute simplicity. Penguin best friends, Ping and Pong, love doing the same things. But, whatever Ping can do, Pong seems able to do it better. Ping sulks...
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Format: Paperback | Released 28/03/2013
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WOW Said the Owl
Tim Hopgood
Shortlisted for the Best Pre-School Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Owl decides to wake up during the day and sleep at night. A very odd thing for an owl to do. But he discovers the world of colour and he's...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/06/2012
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Thank You for Looking After Our Pets
Tim Hopgood
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. There's a great joke at the heart of this book which is brilliantly captured in the big and bold illustrations showing the wonderful menagerie that needs looking after. The simple,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Tip Tap went the Crab
Tim Hopgood
Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood's illustrations are also full of warmth and plenty of colour. A chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab....
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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WOW Said the Owl
Tim Hopgood
Shortlisted for the Best Pre-School Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Owl decides to wake up during the day and sleep at night. A very odd thing for an owl to do. But he discovers the world of colour and he's...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2010
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Tip Tap went the Crab
Tim Hopgood
Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood's illustrations are also full of warmth and plenty of colour. A chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab....
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2010
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WOW Said the Owl
Tim Hopgood
Shortlisted for the Best Pre-School Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Owl decides to wake up during the day and sleep at night. A very odd thing for an owl to do. But he discovers the world of colour and he's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2009
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Here Comes Frankie!
Tim Hopgood
Tim Hopgood is a rising picture book star who is fast winning acclaim for his unique and bold style. Frankie is a quiet boy. He lives on a quiet street, with his quiet parents and his quiet dog and cat....
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2009
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A Dog called Rod
Tim Hopgood
Elsa would love to have a dog for a pet. But there's one big problem - Elsa lives on the 24th floor of a block of flats and her dad says that dogs are too much trouble. Will she ever...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2008
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Our Big Blue Sofa
Tim Hopgood
A Picture Books for kids that love Adventure. Every day brings a new adventure for Jessy and Tom and their big blue sofa. One day they are underwater explorers on a big blue submarine, the next they are...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2007
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