Jack and the Beanstalk by Steve Smallman


Jack and the Beanstalk by Steve Smallman

Learn the importance of being clean with this hilarious story about smelly Jack! In Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk Jack refuses to wash and is smelly and dirty. When a beanstalk grows in his garden, Jack climbs up to spy on the giant at the top, but each time he visits the giant can smell him. When the giant finally catches him, Jack realises the importance of being clean. Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk is one title from the Fairytales Gone Wrong series. This series is a welcome addition for parents looking for picture books with a message. The new titles in the Fairytales Gone Wrong series are: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! 978-1-78493-122-3 Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash Your Hair! 978-1-78493-123-0 Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk 978-1-78493-126-1 Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty 978-1-78493-127-8

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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Publication date

17th August 2015



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