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Ross Collins - Author

About the Author

Ross was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972.  He graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1994 with a First in Illustration. Since then he has illustrated over 100 children’s book and has written 8, winning many prestigious awards including the Scottish Children’s Book Award and Royal Mail Book Award.

Ross spends his time writing and illustrating children's books, walking by Loch Lomond and precariously swinging backwards on chairs. Ross can also be found scaring small children at book festivals and schools. He lives in Glasgow.

 

Photo credit, Chris Close.

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This is a Dog

This is a Dog

Author: Ross Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Uh-oh! An excitable (but very loveable) dog has found his way into this First Animals book and he will NOT let any of the other animals take their turn. Dogs are far more important, after all! And when the other animals get angry, this dog comes up with a very cunning plan to outwit them . . .

What Does An Anteater Eat?

What Does An Anteater Eat?

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters eat. Baffled and with his tummy rumbling, he consults the other animals. But Sloth is too busy, Toucan is clueless, and Crocodile has his own mouth full. Maybe the ants will know - and maybe the answer isn't quite as obvious as you may think! A delightfully silly tale that little ones will return to again and again.

What Does An Anteater Eat?

What Does An Anteater Eat?

Author: Ross Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters eat. Baffled and with his tummy rumbling, he consults the other animals. But Sloth is too busy, Toucan is clueless, and Crocodile has his own mouth full. Maybe the ants will know - and maybe the answer isn't quite as obvious as you may think! A delightfully silly tale that little ones will return to again and again.

This Zoo is Not for You

This Zoo is Not for You

Author: Ross Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2017

When a small platypus visits the zoo, the animals all assume he has come about the vacancy and he is swiftly taken through a rigorous interview process. But the platypus is far too bland for the chameleons, not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks will never impress the monkeys. So, he leaves. The animals soon regret being so unkind, but . . . what's this? The platypus has left an invitation! Oh dear - it seems he had actually come to the zoo to invite them all to his party . . . But with all forgiven and forgotten, the platypus welcomes his new zoo friends to a fantastic party on his Platybus! This rollicking rhyming picture book, from the award-winning creator of There's a Bear on My Chair, combines comic misunderstandings with a heartfelt story about acceptance and belonging. There's a touch of Tim Minchin about Collins . . . his tone is funny but heartfelt and a little bit rock'n'roll - Guardian

Tha Mathan Air Mo Chathair

Tha Mathan Air Mo Chathair

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2017

Kiko and the Hellojars

Kiko and the Hellojars

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Elephantom

Elephantom

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2013

When a phantom elephant turns up uninvited and starts getting a little girl into trouble, she has no idea how to make him go away. But her grandmother, with a menagerie of phantom pets herself, advises her to visit the Spectral & Son shop, as this strange place can sell her the solution - a box that lets her give the elephantom to their next door neighbour!

Dear Vampa

Dear Vampa

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

The Pires are cursed with new neighbours. Things were just fine on Nostfer Avenue until the Wolfsons arrived. There seems to be no end to the new family's strange rituals. They stay up all day long, lock their windows at night, and bathe - in sunshine. What's a nice vampire family to do? 'Laugh-out-loud funny.' - Scotsman

Elephantom

Elephantom

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2007

The wryly comic tale of a small girl plagued by a mischievous 'elephantom' who rides up and down the stairs at night on a scooter, eats all her peanut butter and has his friends over for rowdy parties.

Busy Night

Busy Night

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2003

A little boy relucatantly goes to bed where he tries desperately to go to sleep! But he is distracted by the arrival of the sandman, the tooth fairy, two ghosts, Father Christmas (he's been tricked by the elves - it is the summer!) and even a thing under the bed. Imagine the chaos and noise. What does the little boy do? Read and enjoy this very wild and quirky picture book with lots and lots of child power.

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