Where's Your EEE-ORRH? by Lydia Monks


Where's Your EEE-ORRH? by Lydia Monks

A zany, funny and heart-warming read-aloud picture book about a donkey who's lost his eee-orrh, from the internationally acclaimed illustrator of Julia Donaldson's What the Ladybird Heard. Dicky Donkey drives everyone crazy! Each morning, they wake up to EEE-ORRH! EEE-ORRH! All the neighbours want to send Dicky Donkey away. Then one day, Dicky Donkey opens his mouth and nothing comes out. He has lost his Eee-orrh! His owner has to take him to the animal hospital - poor Dicky Donkey! But the neighbours soon realise they really miss their early morning wake-up call...The perfect interactive bedtime read for children aged 3 and up. Look out for Lydia's other great books I Wish I Were a Dog, Aaaarrgghh, Spider! and the Mungo Monkey series. Lydia Monks is an award-winning illustrator and author, best known for her quirky and colourful picture books including I Wish I Were a Dog, Aaaarrgghh, Spider! and the Mungo Monkey series. She has successfully collaborated with many authors such as Julia Donaldson (What the Ladybird Heard, Princess and the Wizard) and Karen McCombie (Indie Kidd series), and poets including Carol Ann Duffy (Skipping Rope Snake, Queen Nibble & Queen Munch). Her awards include the Stockport Children's Book Award, the Nestle Smarties Prize and the Royal Mail Scottish Children's Book Award.

About the Author

Lydia Monks

Lydia Monks lives with her husband and two daughters in Sheffield. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. She then went to Kingston University, where she studied for a degree in Illustration. A keen Irish dancer, she wins trophies at the weekend. She also enjoys going to aerobics, watching films and visiting friends. Lydia lists her favourite food as ice-cream, and her extravagance as buying a cornflake cake at the bakers when she only went in to buy a loaf of bread!

Things you didn't know about Lydia Monks:

1. She has ginger hair.
2. She goes to tango classes.
3. She has a sister called Julie who also illustrates children’s books.
4. She doesn’t have any pets but would like some.
5. She always talks to cats in the street.
6. She listens to the radio all day while she works.
7. She has won medals and trophies for Irish dancing.
8. She used to have an old, green car that was born in the 1970s, which people used to laugh at.
9. She uses teeny, weeny brushes to work with.
10. She has a husband who is also an illustrator.

Click here to read a Q&A with the author from top children's publisher Egmont.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

2nd July 2015



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