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Sam Lloyd - Author

About the Author

Sam Lloyd studied at Brighton University where she gained a BA Hons in Illustration. Now Sam is the author and illustrator of many successful picture books for children including Happy Day,the Whoops-A-Daisy-World series and Sad Dog which won the Sainsbury’s Baby Book Award in 2003. Success followed with Mr Pusskins which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Booktrust Pre-School Award and shortlisted for the V & A Illustration Award. Sam's novelty books include the Richard and Judy prize-winning Calm Down, Boris and Hello Dudley.

As well as writing and illustrating books, Sam also enjoys yoga, swimming, camping and doing outdoorsy things. She has been all over the world, including travels to India and Australia. Sam also does a lot of voluntary work with children, painting murals. Sam lives in Brighton with her partner and young son.

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Other books by Sam Lloyd

First Day at Bug School

First Day at Bug School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2020

At the bottom of the garden where no one really sees, a secret school is hidden amongst the grass and weeds. Welcome to Bug School! Don't be nervous on your first day - it's lots of fun. Learn creeping with the spiders, singing with the crickets, count spots with the ladybirds and hop, skip and jump in P.E. with the fleas! A rhythmic, bright celebration of school, starring some very cute bugs indeed! Sure to allay first-day-at-school fears.

Spooky School

Spooky School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 03/09/2020

Spooky school is open, welcome everyone! Here you'll learn to scare and creep while having lots of fun. Welcome to Spooky School! It's the scariest school around, where all the creepiest creatures come to dust off their skills and become the best they can be. Join your friends and learn how to fly like a wicked witch on a broomstick, howl like a werewolf and jiggle like a skeleton to all the best Halloween tunes. The friends you make will stay with you forever - because sometimes scaring is caring! Packed with Halloween delights from creepy spiders to stomping monsters, this brilliantly spooky and accessible board book is perfect for Halloween!

Mr Pusskins Best in Show

Mr Pusskins Best in Show

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Learn how to love your best sassy self, in this Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning picture book. Starring the world's grumpiest, sassiest, most loveable cat . . . Mr Pusskins! He's got cattitude. When Mr Pusskins spies the prize for Best-Looking Pet, he is smitten. He just has to get his paws on that trophy, and nothing, NOTHING is going to stand in his way . . . not even that mean, double-crossing poodle, Madame Fifi Fou-Fou. But, as Mr Pusskins discovers, it's what's on the inside that counts! Mr Pusskins is a New York Times Bestselling character and winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award.

Mr Pusskins and Little Whiskers

Mr Pusskins and Little Whiskers

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/05/2020

Learn how to deal with tricksy, pesty little sidekicks (otherwise known as siblings). Starring the world's grumpiest, sassiest, most loveable cat . . . Mr Pusskins! He's got cattitude. Life for Pusskins is dreamy, until the day his owner Emily comes home with a Very Special Present . . . a kitten! Even though Little Whiskers is small and looks awfully angelic, she is not. She is a tiny package of peskiness. And the worst thing? It's always Mr Pusskins who gets the blame! So how will Mr Pusskins deal with this naughty nuisance? Mr Pusskins is a New York Times Bestselling character. Mr Pusskins won the Booktrust Early Years Award, and Mr Pusskins Best in Show won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Hilarious - The Guardian Irresistible - Books for Keeps

The Memory Wood

The Memory Wood

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Gripping, twisty and addictive, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other. ************* Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It's the only home he's ever known. Elissa has only just arrived. And she'll do everything she can to escape. When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn't want Elissa to leave. Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn't the first girl he's found inside the Memory Wood. As her abductor's behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . . ************* 'Superbly creepy' Guardian 'Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife 'Beautifully told, with two superbly drawn young protagonists, Lloyd is a rare new thriller talent' Daily Mail 'Beautifully written, fast-paced' Heat 'You'll be breathless with anticipation, tingling with hope, and numb with dread from beginning to end' Press Association 'An intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 'Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour 'The Memory Wood is impossible to put down. It's so wonderfully written, creepily atmospheric and chilling' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend Readers love The Memory Wood 'A very clever psychological thriller. Dark, creepy and intense.' 'Oh my goodness, what a ride! I loved, loved, loved The Memory Wood.' 'One of the best examples of a page-turner that I've read in a long time.' 'The writing style was beautiful and elegant for a story so dark and twisted.' 'Deliciously dark... fresh and imaginative.' 'WOW! Do not be deceived in thinking that this is like any other thriller you have read. It is not.' 'The twists and turns in The Memory Wood will astound. This book is undoubtedly the best I've read this year.'

Mr Pusskins: A Pet's Tale A Pet's Tale

Mr Pusskins: A Pet's Tale A Pet's Tale

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Meet the world's grumpiest, sassiest, most loveable cat . . . Mr Pusskins! He's got cattitude. Mr Pusskins has an owner who adores him and wants to make his life utterly blissful. But Mr Pusskins doesn't want to play mouse games, he doesn't want snuggles and he certainly doesn't want cosy bedtime stories. What Mr Pusskins wants is . . . adventure! But, as he discovers, sometimes home is where the heart is (and maybe cuddles aren't so bad after all.) Mr Pusskins is a New York Times Bestselling character. Mr Pusskins won the Booktrust Early Years Award, and Mr Pusskins Best in Show won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. My prize for the best-looking picture book goes to Mr Pusskins Daily Mail A brilliantly funny story told with splashes of visual humour and touches of real tenderness Sunday Telegraph

Put Your Botty on the Potty

Put Your Botty on the Potty

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2020

This is a brilliant, funny and fresh take on the potty training book from the amazing picture book illustrator, Sam Lloyd Little Moo Monster is growing up and no longer happy to be in a nappy. Moo wants to be more grown-up. So the loveable monster discards the nappy and suddenly there's poop everywhere. Mum gets a potty, and Moo practises sitting on it... until finally... success! Moo can progress to grown up pants - which means Moo can go to the MONSTER PANT PARTY with lots of little potty-trained (and not-quite-so-potty-trained!) friends. With lift the flaps plus great illustrations and laugh-out-loud humour, this book will be the perfect potty-training tool for all toddlers - girls and boys - and their parents. The book covers all elements of potty training - from getting the potty, patience, triumphs and mishaps, using paper, washing your hands after, and the joy of getting your first grown-up pants. All told in a fun and supportive way.

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