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Mary Murphy - Illustrator

As a child, Mary Murphy was a constant reader. Her favourite books included Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden. She also loved any stories about animals. Mary was the third of six children.

Mary lives in Galway, Ireland, and describes herself as "fairly outdoorish, but not sporty". She loves walking, swimming, reading and cycling. Mary studied Illustration and Design in Dublin before freelancing as an illustrator. She has always written for pleasure, and soon began developing ideas for children’s books following the antics of characters she had already visualised. A technique she sometimes uses is to draw the character in different situations, and then see what follows on from there.

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Mary Murphy

Picken Mix and Match the Farm Animals!
Mary Murphy
January 2017 Book of the Month Mix and match the split pages of this ingenious board book to make your own amazing farmyard creatures! So whether it's a Picken or a caglet or a chicken or a piglet babies and...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2017
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Good Night Like This
Mary Murphy
As every parent knows, a good ‘night night, snuggle down' book is invaluable, and Good Night Like This is a particularly lovely take on the theme. It's night-time and the baby animals are being tucked into bed, half page flaps...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
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Say Hello Like This!
Mary Murphy
An exuberant book that invites all readers to join in too! All the animals have different ways of saying Hello! The Chicken hello is flappy and clucky, the Frog hello is jumpy and croaky, the Beetle hello is tiny and...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2015
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Say hello like this!
Mary Murphy
Perfect for joining in, this is a delightfully noisy book celebrating all the different and special ways that animals say 'Hello'. Dogs are loud, cats are proud and the donkey is just plain silly. A bouncy rhyming text captures the...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 06/02/2014
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I Kissed the Baby!
Mary Murphy
This shout-out-loud picture book is suitable for the very youngest of children. All the animals love the baby - and so will you! 'I saw the baby! Did you see the baby?' 'Yes! I saw the baby, the teeny, weeny...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2011
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