Guest Editor - Rob Biddulph Guest Editor - Rob Biddulph

Our Guest Editor slot gives you a chance to discover more about an author and/or illustrator (Rob Biddulph is hugely talented as both!) and to find out more about the books and authors who have influenced and inspired them in their work...  

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Guest Editor's featured books

Reader ReviewedGrrrrr!
Rob Biddulph
One of our Books of the Year 2015 -Andrea Reeces's Pick of the Year 2015 Rob Biddulph's prize-winning picture book Blown Away is near perfect, and his new book Grrrrr! is too! It's the story of Fred, who is champion... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
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Blown Away
Rob Biddulph
Winner of the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize A brilliant adventure for a bold Penguin who gets swept up, up and away on a brand new kite on a windy day. Penguin's original and richly-imagined adventure is beautifully told and... Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 28/01/2016
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The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Oliver Jeffers
A brilliant picture book about a boy with an unusual attitude to books! Henry loves books but not in the same way as most people: Henry loves to eat books… He starts with just a word, then sentences until he's... Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2007
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Guest Editor's chosen books

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Dr. Seuss
The ghastly Grinch refuses to be moved by the Christmas spirit in this must-have paperback version of Dr Seuss's classic tale. With hilarious rhymes and distinctive, original illustrations, this classic seasonal story has become a favourite for good reason and teaches... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2010
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Odd Dog Out
Rob Biddulph
Odd Dog Out has all the qualities that made Blown Away and Grrrrr! so popular with critics and readers! The pages - filled with dazzling displays of stylishly-dressed dogs on the move – are simply wonderful to look at; there's... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 25/08/2016
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I first decided that I’d like to try my hand at writing and illustrating stories for children when Kitty, my middle daughter, was about two years old.

One bedtime we were reading a new picture book that I’d bought her called The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

The illustrations blew my mind. Each one was painted on an actual page or cover torn from a second-hand book, sometimes incorporating the original typography, and then photographed. It was just so clever. So beautiful. The whole package totally opened my eyes to the fact that a picture book can be a genuine work of art. So I started to look at the books we read each night in a different way. Maybe, I thought, this is something that I could do.

Another of our favourites was How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss.

Grinch stole Christmas

To my mind it is the best children’s text ever written. It was just such fun to read aloud. The rhythm, the perfect rhyme, the humour. I didn’t ever mind when Kitty chose it, even if we’d read it every night that week! That’s when I knew that the stories I’d write would also rhyme, and that I would do my very best to be as precise as Dr. S himself.

rob Biddulph & sausage dog

More about Rob Biddulph:

By day Rob is the award-winning art director of the Observer Magazine. By night he makes up silly stories for his three daughters, and draws pictures to go with them. His first picture book, Blown Away, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2015, his second, GRRRR! was nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and just released is the wonderful Odd Dog Out.

He lives with his wife and daughters in London, You can visit him at

Author photo © Suki Dhanda


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