Wimpy Shrimpy by Matt Buckingham

Wimpy Shrimpy

Written by Matt Buckingham
Illustrated by Matt Buckingham


Wimpy Shrimpy by Matt Buckingham

From the author and illustrator of the best-selling Bright Stanley series comes a hilarious and inspiring tale to boost the confidence of all young children. Wimpy Shrimpy is too scared to play. What if he gets squashed by a ball, or his legs get tangled playing hopscotch and he falls, SPLAT? Poor Shrimpy is missing out on all the fun! Will he ever be brave enough to join in with his friends? With bright and bold illustrations, this is the perfect picture book for building confidence in three to six year olds.

About the Author

Matt Buckingham

Matt Buckingham was born in Cheshire and grew up in the countryside. He studied Illustration at Loughborough University and went on to work as a freelance illustrator and junior designer for a specialist vehicle manufacturer that built fire engines. He then completed his Masters at Falmouth College of Art where he began to write and illustrate his own picture books. Since then he has continued to invent stories and draw the kinds of pictures he would have loved to have seen when he was growing up.

Matt now lives in the Cheshire countryside with his wife, two children and two naughty dogs and and works as a full-time illustrator. He has created some charming characters in pre-school novelty books such as Peek-a-Boo Penguins to the best selling picture book character Bright Stanley (a picture book which was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award in 2007).

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 6 years


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Little Tiger Press an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

6th January 2014



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