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Polly Dunbar - Illustrator

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of Penguin, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her best-selling book Penguin has won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her series Tilly and Friends is being made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies. Polly currently lives and works in Dublin.

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Pat-A-Cake Baby
Joyce Dunbar - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
It's the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Pat-A-Cake Baby
Joyce Dunbar - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
It's the middle of the night, but little pat-a-cake baby wants to bake a special cake and does, with the help of three laughing, mischievous baby helpers. And what fun they have – mixing the ingredients, whisking, stirring, sieving and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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My Dad's a Birdman
David Almond - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Join a father and daughter as they find their wings together and take to the skies in this funny, tender tale from the master of contemporary storytelling.
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2015
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The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon
David Almond - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
With his typical brilliance, award-winning David Almond weaves magic and reality together in this touching and inventive story about how Paul, a lonely boy living in a basement flat in a huge tower block, plans his great adventure. Paul believes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Arthur's Dream Boat
Polly Dunbar
Prize- winning Polly Dunbar brings a dream to life in this beautiful and magical picture book. No one listens to Arthur when he tells his family about his dream of a wonderful pink and green boat with a stripy mast....
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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Bubble Trouble Big Book
Margaret Mahy - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
This Best Picture Book Award book by best selling author Margaret Mahy and illustrator Polly Dunbar is available here in a big book format perfect for reading to groups of children. When little Mabel bows a big bubble she never...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2013
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Happy Hector
Polly Dunbar
A warm hearted story about sharing and joining in. Hector is happy snuggled up on the chair with Tilly. But the other friends want a share of Tilly too. Hector doesn't want to move and he doesn't want to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Hello Tilly
Polly Dunbar
Delightful Tilly lives in a little yellow house with all her lovely friends. When they get together they know how to have a good time – dancing the wiggly-woo! A wonderfully warm story full of celebration and friendship....
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Pretty Pru
Polly Dunbar
A funny story about sharing! Tilly's friend Pru loves making herself look good by putting on her make up. Soon all the friends want to try make up too! But Pru won't share…The friends have a way of getting their...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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Where's Tumpty?
Polly Dunbar
When Tumpty the elephant tries to hide, the other animals all laugh! Whatever place Tumpty tries, he will still always be visible! But then Tumpty really does disappear. Everyone looks high and low. At last Tumpty reappears. This time, he...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/09/2012
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The Man from the Land of Fandango
Margaret Mahy - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
September 2012 Book of the Month. Award-winning Margaret Mahy's deliciously original creation cavorts across the pages of this exuberant picture book. Told in rhyming a text, the story is set in the wonderful land of Fandango where there's dancing and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/09/2012
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Arthur's Dream Boat
Polly Dunbar
This is a highly original and magical picture book with playful, modern touches and a breathtaking colour palette, so enchanting that readers will be scrambling for a seat in Arthur's dream boat! Click here to download an Arthur's...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2012
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A Cat Called Penguin
Holly Webb - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Alfie has always loved playing in the overgrown garden next door. It is here he plays with Penguin, an enormous black-and-white cat, a stray who Alfie has claimed as his own. But when his next door neighbour's granddaughter, Grace, comes...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2011
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The Boy who climbed into the moon
David Almond - illustrated by Polly Dunbar
Author of the classic Skellig, and winner of the incredibly prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, David Almond is a wholly original writer of magical and unusual stories that make anything and everything seem possible. Packed full of wonder and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/04/2010
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