Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes


Funny Face, Sunny Face by Sally Symes

Loosely following a toddler's daily routine, this charming and beautifully illustrated book celebrates all things toddler. With its richly detailed scenes and cute characters, this is the perfect book for encouraging a love of language and reading. Even the youngest of children will love to join in with its rhyming text, and adults will take pleasure in the beautiful illustrations, however many times they're asked to read it!

About the Author

Sally Symes (Author) Sally was born in Newcaste and studied Graphic Design at Brighton. She is the author of Funny Face, Sunny Face, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, and has also written a number of books with long-time collaborator Nick Sharratt, including The Gooey, Chewy, Rumble, Plop Book, winner of the Educational Writer's Award. She lives in Sussex with her two children, a dog called Mabel, and an axe-wielding husband. Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator) Rosalind Beardshaw is the illustrator of Just Right for Christmas and Just Right for Two. She has illustrated many picture books for children including Mole's in Lovewritten by David Bedford, A Tale of Two Goats by Tom Barber and Lulu Loves the Library by Anna McQuinn. She has also illustrated a couple of her own stories; Grandma's Beach and Grandpa's Surprise. She loves creating new characters, especially if they can be based loosely/wholly on her shaggy lurcher Basil. She lives in York with her partner Al, daughter Iris, and young son Freddie, who loves watching 'Calamity Jane'. Who knows what Doris Day's influence will be...?

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


32 pages


Sally Symes
More books by Sally Symes


Publication date

3rd April 2014



We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

Lovereading 4 schools