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Ross Collins - Author

About the Author

Ross Collins' primary 1 teacher, Mrs Spears, told his parents that he should go to art school. 13 years went by until he was finally 'old enough' to get into the Glasgow School of Art. Can you believe that? – 13 years. On graduating he won the Macmillan Prize for his first picture book. Since then he's illustrated over 100 books for children and written a few of them too. Several of them have won enormous glittering awards which he keeps in a box in Latvia. Ross' book The Elephantom was recently adapted into a critically acclaimed play by those clever people at the National Theatre who made that 'War Horse' thing. When he's not creating children's books he enjoys working on character development for animation studios like Laika and Disney. He also likes walking in the Scottish glens with his dog Hugo, who is an idiot and his partner Jacqui, who is not.

Photo credit, Chris Close.

Featured books by Ross Collins

Other books by Ross Collins

This is a Dog

This is a Dog

Author: Ross Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A hilarious paperback picture book from the award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator, Ross Collins, about a mischievous dog who steals the limelight. 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 . . . A funny family story to share at bedtime - or any time!A brilliant, brightly coloured gift that will make children laugh out loud. From the bestselling creator of There's a Bear on My Chair, winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2016 and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. Can't get enough? Look out for more picture books by Ross Collins: This Zoo is Not for You, What Does an Anteater Eat and There's a Bear on My Chair. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free Stories Aloud audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

What Does An Anteater Eat?

What Does An Anteater Eat?

Author: Ross Collins Format: Board book Release Date: 02/07/2020

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.

There's a Bear on My Chair

There's a Bear on My Chair

Author: Ross Collins Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

Poor Mouse! A bear has settled in his favourite chair and that chair just isn't big enough for two. Mouse tries all kinds of tactics to move the pesky Bear but nothing works and poor Mouse gives up. Once Mouse has gone, Bear gets up and walks home. But what's that? Is that a Mouse in Bear's house?!

What Does An Anteater Eat?

What Does An Anteater Eat?

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

This absurdly funny story, from the bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator, Ross Collins, will have children rolling with laughter. Anteater is hungry, but he has completely forgotten what anteaters actually 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! Did YOU know that anteaters like bananas?! A laugh-out-loud silly bedtime story that little ones will want again and again. From the award-winning creator of There's a Bear on My Chair, winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2016 and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2016. There's a touch of Tim Minchin about Collins . . . his tone is funny but heartfelt and a little bit rock'n'roll - Guardian Can't get enough? Look out for more brilliant books by Ross Collins: There's a Bear on My Chair, There's a Mouse in My House, This Zoo is Not for You and This is a Dog.

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