Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs by Steve Smallman

Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs

Written by Steve Smallman
Illustrated by Bruno Robert

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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 Three Little Pigs and the Bog Bad Wolf. With plenty of quirky illustrations complementing the story and talking points to encourage further discussion, this charming artwork highlights all the positives of your favourite characters.


Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf A Story About Spreading Germs by Steve Smallman

In Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Wolf! the three little pigs learn a lesson about spreading germs. When they won't lend the wolf a tissue, their houses are blown down by his sneezes! And to make matters worse, they then catch his cold.

The Fairytales Gone Wrong series also includes Eat your Greens, Goldilocks.


Another humorous story which takes a gentle approach towards teaching key concepts around good health. Big Bad is really a very friendly - and well brought-up - wolf. When he sees that the little pigs have tissues, he very politely asks for one - but perhaps you can guess what happens when he refuses? There's a lovely twist in the end of the tale which is very cleverly written. I love it! This is a superb series, especially useful for the infant classroom. Each book combines an enjoyable retelling of a fairytale with a message about healthy living, put across in a friendly and accessible way that will really make the message sink in Parents in Touch

About the Author

Steve Smallman

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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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

4th August 2014




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