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David Tazzyman - Illustrator

David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont) which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester, and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has also illustrated the picture books You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus and The Truth According to Arthur for Bloomsbury. He lives in Leicestershire with his partner and their three children.

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My Mum's Growing Down
Laura Dockrill - illustrated by David Tazzyman
A larger than life collection of poems for a middle grade audience about one wild, hysterical and hilarious Mum. Lovereading Review will follow.
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2017
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The Naughty Naughty Baddies
Mark Sperring - illustrated by David Tazzyman
You'll be hard pressed to find a more dastardly set of villains than the naughty, naughty baddies and the criminal plan they hatch is outrageously wicked and daring! They actually break into the queen's palace to steal the spots off...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/03/2017
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Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots
Michael Rosen - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Shortlisted for the CLPE Children's Poetry Award (CLiPPA) 2017 Packed with silly rhymes, witty wordplay and thought-provoking story poems, this new collection of poems will delight children of all ages. Lovereading Review will follow...
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Format: Hardback | Released 08/09/2016
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The Truth According to Arthur
Tim Hopgood - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Arthur has a problem with The Truth, though normally they're good friends. You see Arthur has done something he shouldn't have, and rather than come clean about it, he tries to bend, to stretch, cover up and finally just ignore...
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Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
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Circus of Thieves and the Comeback Caper
William Sutcliffe - illustrated by David Tazzyman
The Austen of audacity, Armitage Shanks, circus master and dastardliest of villains is back and up to no good, to the delight of fans of these wacky, inventive and hugely entertaining books. And indeed, readers are promised (warned?) that this...
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Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
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You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man' but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man'. There's a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it. This special edition comes with lots of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 25/02/2016
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Reader ReviewedYou Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck - illustrated by David Tazzyman
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month There's lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedYou Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus
Patricia Cleveland-Peck - illustrated by David Tazzyman
April 2015 Book of the Month - Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month There's lots of laughs here! An elephant on a bus, a whale on a bike, a hippo in a hot air balloon – none of these is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 09/04/2015
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Circus of Thieves on the Rampage
William Sutcliffe - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Roll up, roll up! Shank's Impossible Circus is back in town in this hilariously wacky adventure from bestselling author William Sutcliffe.
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Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedCircus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom
William Sutcliffe - illustrated by David Tazzyman
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A funny and fast-paced adventure with a brilliant cast of eccentric characters and a great setting in a circus. Adventurous Hannah lives in a very, very dull village with parents who think...
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Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2014
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Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud
Kjartan Poskittt - illustrated by David Tazzyman
The fourth book in the hilarious Agatha Parrot series....be prepared for all the usual daft adventures from Agatha and her equally madcap friends, Martha and Ivy.
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2013
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You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Mr Gum may well be a ‘bad man' but rest assured the author Mr Stanton is a ‘funny man'. There's a wonderful sense of humour throughout. Fans of Roald Dahl will love it. This special edition comes with lots of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2012
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Mr Gum in 'the Hound of Lamonic Bibber' Bumper Book
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
7+. Best-selling Mr Gum now has a super-attractive new look. This bumper book with lovely big print and substantial illustrations is not only a great story of the outrageous events in Lamonic Bibber, it also has host of additional stickers...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2011
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The Donut Diaries
Dermot Milligan - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Hot on the heels of the success of The Wimpy Kid this diary will strike a chord with all those who love to see life through the eyes of twelve year old Dermot Milligan. Dermot starts his diaries when he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2011
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Agatha Parrot and the Floating Head as Typed Out Neatly by Kjartan Poskitt
Kjartan Poskitt - illustrated by David Tazzyman
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Old Street School seems to live up to its title in this hilarious new series about Agatha Parrot and her very unusual school friends. There is something interesting and different...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2011
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Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
One of the 8 titles longlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Prize 2011. Prize-winning Andy Stanton's disgusting Mr Gum has gone missing in this new zany and hilarious adventure set in that most unusual of places, Lamonic Bibber. Mr Gum...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2010
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Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2011: Most Fun Story with Pictures* Hilarious, delightful and utterly, utterly absurd, prize-winning Andy Stanton's truly revolting hero Mr Gum and the extraordinary town of Lamonic Bibber where he lives are back...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2010
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What's for Dinner Mr Gum?
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Shortlisted for the Independent Booksellers' Book Prize 2010. Best-selling Mr Gum is back for a sixth hilarious adventure. Mr Gum's tastes have always been revolting but this time he surpasses himself with a passionate indulgence of rancid kebabs dripping with dirty...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Chosen by Michael Rosen. Winner of The Blue Peter book award 2009 'most funny book with pictures' category - Mr Gum is off on his fifth best-selling adventure. And it is as zany and ridiculous as any that have gone before....
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/10/2008
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Mr Gum And The Power Crystals
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
As disgusting and wicked as ever, Mr Gum in back for a third set of his dastardly adventures. This time, there's an ancient curse on the town of Lamonic Bibber. And guess who's to blame for it? Be revolted and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2008
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Mr Gum And The Goblins
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
The third in this series of hugely popular and outrageously funny stories about Mr Gum. Mr Gum is an unusually bad man. This time he's up on Goblin mountain hatching his nasty plans. How will anyone outwit him? As ever,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Mr Gum And The Biscuit Billionaire
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Full of fun, madcap mayhem and crazy action, Mr Gum will I guarantee get the most reluctant reader reading. But rest assured, book lovers will love this special brand of humour too. This is the second Mr Gum book and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 15/01/2007
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You're A Bad Man, Mr Gum!
Andy Stanton - illustrated by David Tazzyman
Winner of the Blue Peter Prize 2007 'Most Fun Story with Pictures.'Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2007. Joint winner of the Richard and Judy "Developing" 7+ category. What the judges' said:‘an illogical, surreal romp...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2006
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