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Curtis Jobling - Author

The designer of worldwide hit children's television show 'Bob the Builder' and the author/illustrator of numerous children’s books, Curtis Jobling lives with his family in Cheshire.

Early work on Aardman Animation’s 'Wallace & Gromit' and Tim Burton’s 'Mars Attacks' led to him picking up his crayons in 1997 to design the BAFTA winning Bob. The animated series of 'Frankenstein’s Cat', based upon Curtis’s book of the same name, picked up the Pulcinella award for Best Children's Show at the 2008 International Cartoons On The Bay festival in Salerno, Italy. His noisy new preschool show, 'Raa Raa', can be seen on CBeebies, while his original paintings and prints sell in galleries the world over. Although perhaps best known for his work in TV and picture books, Curtis’s other love has always been horror and fantasy for an older audience.

Watch Curtis show you how to draw Bob the Builder - and then transform him into a werewolf - in the video below:

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Monster Hunter
Curtis Jobling
May 2016 Debut of the Month Max Helsing is seriously cool – a dab hand with a yo-yo, with a great line in banter, and he rides a Chopper. Oh yes, and he's descended from Professor Van Helsing, of Dracula...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedWorld of Warriors: A New Hero
Curtis Jobling
August 2015 Book of the Month Trick is an ordinary kid, who lives with his dad and likes comics and Parkour (free-running) a lot, school less so. Dodging bullies he takes refuge in the British Museum among the exhibits for...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
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Wereworld : Shadow of the Hawk
Curtis Jobling
This title is book three in the Wereworld fantasy-adventure series from Curtis Jobling, the award-winning designer of Bob the Builder. Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf was shortlisted for the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize. It is perfect for fans...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/01/2012
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Wereworld : Rage of Lions
Curtis Jobling
When the air is clear, sixteen year-old Drew Ferran can pick up the scent of a predator. When the moon breaks through the clouds, a terrifying fever grips him. His flesh tears, his fingers become claws, and Drew transforms ....
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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Wereworld : Rise of the Wolf
Curtis Jobling
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. A Lovereading4Kids 'Debut of the Year 2011' selection. Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2011 14+. This is an absolutely cracking debut fantasy novel. Every teenager should make time...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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My Daddy
Curtis Jobling
A lovely picture book spot on for Father’s day from the man behind ‘Bob the Builder’ Curtis Jobling. Sophie and Sue are bragging about how brilliant their Dad’s are – while Molly just listens. But she knows her Dad really...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/06/2006
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Cheeky Monkey
Curtis Jobling
A funny and subversive story with a subtle moral about being kind to others is based around a wonderfully lively and appealing character in the form of a monkey who is constantly playing jokes on his friends. Delightful quirky artwork...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2006
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