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Mary Murphy - Author

As a child, Mary was a constant reader. Her favourite books included Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden. She also loved any stories about animals. Mary was the third of six children.

Mary lives in Galway, Ireland, and describes herself as "fairly outdoorish, but not sporty". She loves walking, swimming, reading and cycling. Mary studied Illustration and Design in Dublin before freelancing as an illustrator. She has always written for pleasure, and soon began developing ideas for children’s books following the antics of characters she had already visualised. A technique she sometimes uses is to draw the character in different situations, and then see what follows on from there.

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Good Night Like This
Mary Murphy
As every parent knows, a good ‘night night, snuggle down' book is invaluable, and Good Night Like This is a particularly lovely take on the theme. It's night-time and the baby animals are being tucked into bed, half page flaps...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback | Released 05/11/2015
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Say Hello Like This!
Mary Murphy
An exuberant book that invites all readers to join in too! All the animals have different ways of saying Hello! The Chicken hello is flappy and clucky, the Frog hello is jumpy and croaky, the Beetle hello is tiny and...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Say hello like this!
Mary Murphy
Perfect for joining in, this is a delightfully noisy book celebrating all the different and special ways that animals say 'Hello'. Dogs are loud, cats are proud and the donkey is just plain silly. A bouncy rhyming text captures the...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2014
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Utterly Lovely One
Mary Murphy
Warmly expressed, this is a wonderful outpouring of the special love between a parent and a growing baby. This time, the parent is a crane and the baby is a delightful baby cranelet. Unabashed at pouring out so much emotion,...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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Utterly Lovely One
Mary Murphy
This celebration of a baby's loveliness overflows with warmth, playful humour, energy and love. It is a perfect read-aloud book that simply oozes affection and positivity and celebrates every person, every animal, for who they are. The message of love...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2011
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I Kissed the Baby!
Mary Murphy
This shout-out-loud picture book is suitable for the very youngest of children. All the animals love the baby - and so will you! 'I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?' 'Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny, weeny...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2011
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