Matty in a Mess! by Miriam Moss

Matty in a Mess!

Written by Miriam Moss
Illustrated by Jane Simmons
Part of the Matty and Milly Series

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Matty’s orderly life is turned topsy-turvy one day when a very strong wind turns everything upside down. Matty is horrified but soon finds that being in a mess can be fun too. Another title featuring Matty is Matty Takes Off.


Matty in a Mess! by Miriam Moss

Matty is a very orderly bear who lives with his not-so-orderly sister, Milly. But one day, when a strong wind turns everything upside down, Matty lands up in a bit of a mess, and finds, to his surprise, that he really rather likes it!


'Simmons' painterly illustrations strengthen the story with their bright, vibrant colours for the characters in contrast to more muted shades for the background.' - Books for Keeps

About the Author

Miriam Moss

Miriam is an award winning author of 70 children's books. She originally published 40 information books, but for the last 12 years she has written fiction. This has included picture books, novelty books and poetry, and recently short stories for the adult market. Her fiction has been translated into 21 languages.

She was born in England but also grew up in Africa, The Middle East and China. After university she taught English for eight years in the UK and Kenya before becoming a writer. She now lives in East Sussex.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 0 to 5


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

4th March 2010




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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