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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.

Featured books by Sam Lloyd

Other books by Sam Lloyd

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: 06/02/2020

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.

Midnight Ninja

Midnight Ninja

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Meet this little boy and his pussycat called Ginger. He's got a bedtime secret. He's the mighty MIDNIGHT NINJA! Everyone is tucked up in bed, except for Midnight Ninja and his sidekick Ginger. The ninja emergency bell has rung and they're off on a secret mission. There's no time for these heroes to sleep until they've solved the mystery of the missing socks. Even reluctant sleepers will enjoy bedtime with this action-packed adventure showing that heroes need their sleep too. Bedtime reading fun from the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School.

Midnight Ninja

Midnight Ninja

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Meet this little boy and his pussycat called Ginger. He's got a bedtime secret. He's the mighty MIDNIGHT NINJA! Everyone is tucked up in bed, except for Midnight Ninja and his sidekick Ginger. The ninja emergency bell has rung and they're off on a secret mission. There's no time for these heroes to sleep until they've solved the mystery of the missing socks. Even reluctant sleepers will enjoy bedtime with this action-packed adventure showing that heroes need their sleep too. Bedtime reading fun from the bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School.

Happy Birthday, Boris!

Happy Birthday, Boris!

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Boris - the orange, hairy and over-enthusiastic little monster - has a birthday! Use the puppet to help Boris blow out the candles on his cake, open his presents and sing Happy Birthday. Another brilliant sequel to the best-selling Calm Down, Boris!

First Day at Skeleton School

First Day at Skeleton School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Listen ... can you hear it? There's a creepy noise ... 'Welcome!' smiles Mr Bones. 'Meet the spooky girls and boys.' At Skeleton School they howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls! Join in the fun with this comic caper from a bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School - it's perfect for back to school and Halloween.

First Day at Skeleton School

First Day at Skeleton School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Listen ... can you hear it? There's a creepy noise ... 'Welcome!' smiles Mr Bones. 'Meet the spooky girls and boys.' At Skeleton School they howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls! Join in the fun with this comic caper from a bestselling author/illustrator of Calm Down, Boris, Mr Pusskins and First Day at Bug School - it's perfect for back to school and Halloween.

Super Sid

Super Sid

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Sid is a sausage dog without an owner. He longs for someone to love and care for him. Maybe if he shows everyone how clever he is, they'll want to give him a home! But things don't go quite as Sid plans...

First Day at Bug School

First Day at Bug School

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

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.

Boris Babysits Cased Board Book with Puppet

Boris Babysits Cased Board Book with Puppet

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Monster Mummy is going shopping, so Boris is babysitting for Monster Baby. The thing is, Boris isn't very good at it. He plonks Monster Baby in the dog basket, forgets to feed him and falls fast asleep when he should be putting Baby to bed. Can you help Boris babysit before things get really out of hand? There's a lot of looking after to do! With a cute, furry baby monster on ribbon to play with and attach to each page. A hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Calm Down, Boris! by the super-talented Sam Lloyd.

Nurse Mousey and the New Arrival

Nurse Mousey and the New Arrival

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Nurse Mousey and the Snuffly Sneeze

Nurse Mousey and the Snuffly Sneeze

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Nurse Mousey and the Happy Hospital

Nurse Mousey and the Happy Hospital

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2013

Nurse Mousey has a very special job - she works at Happy Hospital, making sure all the poorly animals get better. Can you help her get ready, then save the day when Cheeky Monkey falls over? Children will love moving Nurse Mousey around this action-packed first title of an exciting new series.

Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine

Captain Brainpower and the Mighty Mean Machine

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

A fast-paced, action-packed, good-versus-evil adventure introducing a dynamic new picture book character. Meet Captain Brainpower. He's a superhero toy with a special superpower. It's not extreme strength or the ability to fly. It's BRAIN POWER! When he presses his Brain Button on his super suit, he has the most amazing brainwaves. So when he and his friend Mojo Mouse get thrown into the rubbish dump, Captain Brainpower needs to put his superpower to use - and FAST - because Mojo is about to be eaten by the Mighty Mean Machine! Using brain power and a huge heap of resourcefulness, Captain Brainpower makes a MEGA BRAIN PLANE from bits of old junk lying around the rubbish tip. Then, with great courage and some super stunts, he turns that Mighty Mean Machine into a blubbering hunk of junk. So, if there are any other unloved toys out there who get thrown onto the rubbish heap - it's Captain Brainpower and Mojo to the rescue! With bright, bold and animated artwork, this book will appeal to all those little ones who like their books high-energy and full of superhero action.

Grumpy Gertie

Grumpy Gertie

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 07/03/2013

Gertie wakes up in a grump and sets out to tell everyone about it. After making the cheerful sun, flowers and fish thoroughly miserable, she feels no better. But when a cheeky monkey teaches her that by turning upside-down her frown turns to a smile, she makes a new friend. Approx 100 words Age range: 2-6 years

Crunchy Croc Puppet Book

Crunchy Croc Puppet Book

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Coco is a crocodile who loves to chomp on the wrong things. Can you help her pick good things to munch and crunch as she visits the fruit stall, cafe and vegetable shop in Jungle Town? The combination of Sam Lloyd's new paper collage artwork style and the toothy felt animal puppet mouth which can be rotated to chomp any part of the page create an irresistibly interactive reading experience. Coco's sturdy felt mouth also makes this book a fantastic 3D display item on any bookshelf.

Lenny Long Legs

Lenny Long Legs

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Here are the Mini Monster Mates, who live in the same monster-land as the award winning Boris, Sid, Wendy and friends. We have already met Ernie, who likes to spot colours; and Norman who can't resist sticking his nose in and counting all kinds of smelly things. Now we meet Lenny Long Legs, who likes to try out opposites.

Naughty Nancy

Naughty Nancy

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Here are the Mini Monster Mates, who live in the same monster-land as the award winning Boris, Sid, Wendy and friends. We have already met Ernie, who likes to spot colours; and norman, who cant resist sticking his nose in and counting all kinds of smelly things. Now we meet Naughty Nancy, who finds that friendship is about being nice.

Boris and Friends

Boris and Friends

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/11/2011

This fabulous book and toy pack is a wonderful introduction to Boris and his monster mates. Each monster mate features on a spread in the user friendly board book - just right for small hands to manage - while gently introducing the reader to colours. Packaged together in an attractive PVC wallet this is a perfect gift for little ones.

Nosey Norman

Nosey Norman

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Meet the Mini Monster Mates, from the creator of the award-winning Calm Down, Boris! Nosey Norman is sniffing out numbers from one to five. Also available is Ernie the Eye Monster who is looking at all the colours in the park. These appealing, interactive finger puppet books are a perfect introduction to simple concepts, and come with a texture patch on the final spread.

Ernie The Eye Monster

Ernie The Eye Monster

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Meet the Mini Monster Mates, from the creator of the award-winning Calm Down, Boris! Ernie the Eye Monster is looking for his mum, but every monster-mum that he finds is the wrong colour. Help him find her by looking at all the different colours in the park. Also available is Nosey Norman who is sniffing out numbers. These appealing, interactive finger puppet books are a perfect introduction to simple concepts, and come with texture patch on the final spread.

Turn It Up Doris

Turn It Up Doris

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

It's Doris's first day at school, and unlike her big-mouthed big brother, she's quiet and a bit shy. Turn it up, Doris! Boris tells her. But nothing can make her speak up until Boris falls down a hole on the way home. Then Doris surprises everyone when she saves the day by shouting for help. After that, Doris is so much more confident, and loud, that Boris has to say, Turn it DOWN, Doris!

Happy Christmas Boris!

Happy Christmas Boris!

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2009

This festive frolic sees Santa entrusting Boris to deliver the presents to all the little monsters. Totally enthusiastic, as usual, he might need a bit of help, but Boris is going to save the day! In order to say thank you, Santa dyes his beard orange to honour Santa-Boris.

Super Sid

Super Sid

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Sid is a sausage dog without an owner. He longs for someone to love and care for him. Maybe if he shows everyone how very clever he is they'll want to give him a home. But things don't go quite as Sid plans.

Super Spud and the Stinky Space Rescue

Super Spud and the Stinky Space Rescue

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2009

It's bedtime, but Spud can't sleep. His alien friends are in a real mess and they need his help to get ready for bed. So Spud jumps on to his rocket and zooms into space.

Mr Pusskins: Mr Pusskins Colours

Mr Pusskins: Mr Pusskins Colours

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/04/2008

Mr Pusskins has an owner that adores him and wants to make his life 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! This brilliantly funny story is told through great splashes of visual humour, and touches of real tenderness. A hilarious but touching tale from an exciting award-winning talent.

Mr Pusskins: Mr Pusskins Colours

Mr Pusskins: Mr Pusskins Colours

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

Meet Mr Pusskins. He's the grumpiest, sassiest yet most lovable cat around! A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! 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! This brilliantly funny story is told through great splashes of visual humour, and touches of real tenderness. Join the thousands of Mr Pusskins fans across the world and fall for the charms of this characterful cat.

Mr Pusskins: Mr Pusskins

Mr Pusskins: Mr Pusskins

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2006

Meet Mr Pusskins. He's got it all...an owner who adores him, who tends to his every need, who plays mouse games with him, who brushes his fur, who reads him a bedtime story every night, and tells him how much she loves him. But Mr Pusskins is bored. What Mr Pusskins really wants is 'adventure', and so one night he goes off in search of it...But is Mr Pusskins' new lifestyle all it's cracked up to be? This brilliantly funny story is told through great splashes of visual humour, and touches of real tenderness. Mr Pusskins' expressive character is skilfully brought to life by Sam's art, and every page is a delight. A hilarious but touching tale from an exciting award-winning talent.

Hello Dudley

Hello Dudley

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2006

In Hello Dudley , we meet Dudley, a little purple monster. The text asks Dudley a question - and the reader can choose how Dudley will respond. For example 'what will Dudley have for dinner?' You may decide it's beans on toast, or maybe something more adventurous, like slugs! Children will love interacting with Dudley he's a proper little monster!

Happy Dog Sad Dog

Happy Dog Sad Dog

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 28/02/2003

Hot dog, hairy dog, wet dog - find out the opposites of these and more in this board book of doggy opposites.

Whose Tail?

Whose Tail?

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Board book Release Date: 28/02/2003

Every rock, every hill has its story, Winston Churchill wrote of the turbulent lands of the North-West Frontier. Here are those stories. Against a background of the history and geography of the region, the author paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary place. Drawing on written records, Schofield unravels the history of the North-West Frontier from Alexander the Great to the kidnapping of Molly Ellis; from the languages and religions to the women; from skirmishes, wars and the mujahedin struggle with the Soviet Union, to the more recent tragic history which continues to unfold there.

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