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Jan Ormerod - Author

Jan Ormerod (1946 - 2013) grew up in the fifties, in a series of small towns in Western Australia, with her three older sisters. As a child she drew constantly and compulsively, inspired by beautifully drawn schoolgirl annuals from England and secretly acquired American comics that were forbidden by her parents.

Her books have largely been a celebration and savouring of the positive experience of parenthood she truly had not anticipated–the fun, the warmth, and the love. Jan was acutely aware that picture books are almost always shared by the child and a caring adult.

She published more than 50 picture books in her lifetime, won many honours and awards, and her work is published in more than 20 countries.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jan Ormerod

The Wheels on the Bus with Audio-CD
Jan Ormerod - illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner
Everyone knows that the wheels on the bus go round and round. But what happens when the bus trundles into a wildlife park? Forget 'the wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish', this rhyme has far more excitement to...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 04/04/2013
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The Animal Bop Won't Stop Book and CD
Jan Ormerod - illustrated by Lindsey Gardiner
A follow up to the picture-book phenomenon that is Doing the Animal Bop - a second riotous animal romp that will have toddlers stamping their feet and joining in with gusto. Sound effects for the energetic antics of the...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 05/05/2011
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Maudie and Bear
Jan Ormerod - illustrated by Freya Blackwood
This is a wonderfully heartfelt story of friendship and love that has been perfectly captured by the talented Freya Blackwood. It's the story of Bear who is forever patient, solid as a rock and always there for Maudie who sometimes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2010
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If You're Happy and You Know it (Book & CD)
Jan Ormerod
Join in the happiness of this wonderfully cheering rhyme freshly retold in an animal version. Every animal can do something; the elephant can flap his ears, the toucan can clack his beak, the kangaroo can jump and bump and all...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 02/07/2009
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Over In The Clover with Audio CD
Jan Ormerod
Snuggly bears, tumbling tigers, hip-hopping kangaroos, all the baby animals in the jungle come to life in this active and ebullient counting book. Readers will soon be joining in themselves and will especially enjoy the accompanying CD which makes the...
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Format: Mixed Media Product | Released 08/06/2009
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Over in the Clover
Jan Ormerod
Snuggly bears, tumbling tigers, hip-hopping kangaroos, all the baby animals in the jungle come to life in this active and ebullient counting book. Readers will soon be joining in themselves. A book and cd edition is also available here.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2009
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Molly and Her Dad
Jan Ormerod
Who is dad? Molly's dad is far away and she can only dream of him. When he does come to see her Molly has to rethink her mental picture of him. Adapting to the real Dad takes time but it...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2008
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Molly and her Dad
Jan Ormerod
From publisher Little Hare: Who is dad? Molly's dad is far away and she can only dream of him. When he does come to see her Molly has to rethink her mental picture of him. Adapting to the real Dad...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2008
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Whoosh Around The Mulberry Bush
Jan Ormerod
This book takes as its inspiration the much-loved song ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush'. Added to those words are some wonderful lyrics to be sung in the same rhythm with lots of animal noises and actions, too. It's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/02/2007
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Sunshine
Jan Ormerod
A welcome reissue of a charming wordless picture book which captures the routines of a family as they start the day, as observed by a young child. The little girl wakes up – a wonderful sequence of pictures perfectly recording...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2005
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