Suddenly Big Book by Colin McNaughton


Suddenly Big Book by Colin McNaughton

'Suddenly!' Big Book is a stunning large format version of the best-selling picture book by top children's book illustrator / author, Colin McNaughton. It is ideal for use within the shared part of the literacy session with Reception or Key Stage 1 children. 'Suddenly' is one of several humorous books about the adventures of Preston Pig, and how he escapes Mister Wolf. When Preston Pig walked home from school on day suddenly!something nearly happened to him. It gave him the strangest feeling that he was being followed!and he was right! Follow Preston Pig on his way home in this hilarious book.


More animated than a Tom and Jerry cartoon Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Colin McNaughton

Colin McNaughton - as a child

Colin was born in Wallsend-upon-Tyne in Northumberland in 1951. As a child, Colin had little indication that he would one day become an author-illustrator. There were no books at all in his parents’ home, he recalls, but there were always comics. These were his formative literature and their slapstick humour has been a lasting influence. “I’ve been talking about the comic format for years,” he says. “It’s the modern way of telling stories for today’s children; it’s about movement, the step between film and the book.”

As an adult

Colin trained as a graphic designer at the Central School of Art and Design and subsequently took an MA in Illustration at the Royal College of Art. He now lives in London with his wife, Francoise, and has two sons, Ben and Tim.

As an artist

Since the publication of his first title in 1976, Colin has produced over 70 books, many of which he has both written and illustrated. As well as storybooks Colin is renowned as a humorous poet and is now recognized as one of Britain’s leading illustrators and authors. The greatest influences on his work are the comics, comic annuals and Saturday morning cinema serials of his childhood.

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Book Info


Big book
27 pages


Colin McNaughton
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Publication date

23rd November 1998



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