Claire Freedman - Author

About the Author

Claire Freedman lives on the Essex coast. She has worked for the BBC, Harrods and for a reprographic company and now writes full-time. She is the author of a number of books for children, including A Kiss Goodnight, Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones and On This Special Night with Little Tiger Press. When not writing, Claire spends her time sailing, walking in the countryside and, when she can, travelling abroad.

Claire discovered her love of writing for children after joining a local writing group – which she still enjoys attending regularly. She began by writing stories and picture strips for comics including Twinkle, Pingu and Sesame Street, before trying her hand at picture books.

Read a Q&A with Claire Freedman here.

 

Featured books by Claire Freedman

Aliens Love Underpants! Fuzzy Felt

Aliens Love Underpants! Fuzzy Felt

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Other book format Release Date: 08/10/2015

Aliens love underpants, In every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, So here's a big surprise ...You probably thought that aliens came down to earth with a view to taking over the planet - but, no, they simply want to steal your pants! With two playmats and over 50 felt pieces you can recreate your favourite scenes! Check out the fun stuff and author events on the Aliens Love Underpants website  www.aliensloveunderpants.com

Pirates Love Underpants Book & Plush

Pirates Love Underpants Book & Plush

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Other book format Release Date: 08/10/2015

This new edition of the bestselling book comes with an awesome pirate captain toy! Ahoy me hearties! Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt. Grab your cutlass and sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer past angry crocs, sharks in fancy pants and through gurgling swamps on a quest to find...the Pants of Gold! This hilarious new addition to the phenomenally successful Underpants series will not disappoint. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down! There's also a new edition of the bestselling book, Aliens Love Underpants! that comes with a pantstastic fuzzy felt playset!

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

5+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Join Max and his monster friends as they head off on holiday for lots of stinky, smelly, gooey, gunky fun in the sun ...All monsters fly with Queasy Jet, Max loves their in-flight meal -- moth mash with tapeworm sausages, washed down with pureed eel. The hotel is covered with snail trails, there are caterpillar croissants for breakfast and watch out for the shark spaghetti - it might just bite you on the bottom! A super, stinky, holiday-fun follow-up to Spider Sandwiches and Dragon Jelly.

George's Dragon

George's Dragon

3+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2011

The bestselling author of Aliens Love Underpants turns her hand to a wonderful story of a new pet with a difference! The pet George chooses in the pet shop looks like a baby lizard but George knows it will be much more than a lizard one day! The mishaps that happen as the baby grows into a big and then a very big dragon will delight all young readers while scaring their parents!

Other books by Claire Freedman

Bear's Story

Bear's Story

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

When Bear's favourite Big Book of Stories falls apart, he is determined to write some stories of his own. He ventures into the forest for inspiration, but writing is harder than he thinks - and he soon discovers that he needs a lot of help from his friends. A delightful book about stories and friendship, featuring a lovable brown bear.

The Lost Penguin An Oliver and Patch Story

The Lost Penguin An Oliver and Patch Story

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2018

The welcome return of Oliver and Patch - this time with Ruby and a lost baby penguin too! Everyone fell in love with these special characters in Oliver and Patch, finding their way in a big city and making new friends. In this story the three friends visit the zoo. They growl at the tigers, smile at the meerkats and laugh at the funny penguins. But when Peep, a little penguin who's new to the zoo, goes missing, the friends must set off together to bring him home. But it isn't always easy to agree on a plan, and the friends have to overcome some disagreements before everything works out. Another heartwarming tale of friendship and working as a team from the wonderful picture book partnership of Claire Freedman (author of the ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series) and the brilliant Kate Hindley. 'A touching story about the importance of friendship ... Another heartwarming tale of friendship and working as a team from this bestselling duo. Relaxing and reassuring, this is a gentle read.' Parents in Touch 'A sweet, thoughtful tale of friendship and teamwork, with plenty to linger over in Hindley's detailed artwork' Fiona Noble, Bookseller Praise for Oliver and Patch: `Children will enjoy this moving addition to their picture book library that leaves jokes aside to say something a little more thoughtful' Books for Keeps `This is a beautiful story about the power of friendship, but also of love for animals' Once Upon a Bookcase `This is a sweet story about friendship and new beginnings that children will warmly appreciate' Kids' Book Review

Cuddle Bear's Book of Hugs

Cuddle Bear's Book of Hugs

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Cuddle Bear LOVES giving hugs, And bringing cuddly cheer. But one bear can't hug everyone, So here's his great idea... To start a Hug Academy, of course! With classes on how to hug a giant giraffe, a tickly octopus and even a prickly porcupine, Cuddle Bear is teaching little bears everywhere to spread the cuddly love! With gorgeous illustrations from talented Gavin Scott (Little Penguin Lost) and a fun rhyming text from Claire Freedman (Who's for Dinner? and Bedtime, Little Ones), this snuggly sequel to the much-loved Cuddle Bear is the perfect bedtime read!

Scary Hairy Party

Scary Hairy Party

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

You're invited to a party. What fun! Hip, hip, hooray! So come along to Monster's house at three o'clock today. Raymond the hairdresser is scarily busy. Everyone wants to look their best for Monster's party. But a series of disasters at Raymond's hair salon - Oops, too much hair gel! Oops, the dyes have been muddled! - leave his customers disappointed until ... they discover Monster's party has a very special theme! A very silly, slightly spooky story that is perfect for youngsters at Halloween! From a bestselling author (Aliens Love Underpants) and illustrator (Barry the Fish with Fingers, Supertato).

Florence Frizzball

Florence Frizzball

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A funny, heart-warming sibling story from Claire Freedman, author of the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants series and picture books Oliver and Patch and The Great Snortle Hunt. Florence's curly-whirly, wild and crazy hair couldn't be more different from her brother Ben's sleek and shiny do. She begs her mum to let a hairdresser try and tame it, but when she gets the restyle she's after, will Florence be happy with the outcome? Claire Freedman's rhyming text and Jane Massey's gorgeous illustrations perfectly combine to create laugh-out-loud moments and deliver an important message about being comfortable in your own skin.

Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

When night shadows fall, and the moonlight gleams, The dreamweaver comes with her sack full of dreams... The dreamweaver collects her magical dreams and sprinkles dream-dust on all the sleepy baby jungle animals. An enchanting bedtime story and exciting new territory for Claire Freedman, author of the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants series. With stunning illustrations from debut artist, Carrie May.

I Love You, Baby

I Love You, Baby

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Affectionate, funny, and joyful, this is the perfect book for little ones and their families to share. I Love You Baby is the newest collaboration between two huge stars of the picture book world, internationally successful illustrator Judi Abbot and award-winning author Claire Freedman.

Sleepytime Treasury

Sleepytime Treasury

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

With stories from much-loved authors including Claire Freedman, Sue Hendra and David Bedford, as well as beautiful illustrations from Kate Hindley, Judi Abbot and Sara Ogilvie, this book is sure to become a treasured part of any bedtime routine.

Watch Out! There's a Monster About!

Watch Out! There's a Monster About!

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

A classic picture book tale about friendship and facing your fears. One dark, stormy night, Owl, Mouse and Rabbit hear a knock on the door. They feel very afraid - could it be The Monster Of The Woods? The friends soon discover that the creature outside is more fluffy than fearsome... and they learn that most things are a lot less scary than you might imagine!

My Grandparents Love Me

My Grandparents Love Me

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2016

I'm off to Gran and Grandpa's, There's a BIG smile on my face, I always feel wrapped up in love, When I stay at their place! Affectionate, funny, and joyful, this is the perfect book for little ones and their grandparents to share. My Grandparents Love Me brings together two huge stars of the picture book world, internationally successful illustrator Judi Abbot and award-winning author Claire Freedman.

Teeny-weeny Queenie

Teeny-weeny Queenie

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A right royal picture book treat from Claire Freedman, author of ALIEN'S LOVE UNDERPANTS. Queenie has one BIG ambition. When she grows up she is going to be Queen. Because growing up can take forever she is already practising doing queenly things. One day, Queenie summons her Dear Loyal Subjects to a royal tea party. Queenie reluctantly invites her shy little sister, Ella, but during the party forgets to include her in the games. Suddenly, Queenie doesn't feel so queenly, she feels horrible and mean. In this laugh-out-loud, feel-good tale, Queenie discovers that if there is one thing more important than being a good queen, it is being a great sister!

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Join Max and his monster friends as they head off on holiday for lots of stinky, smelly, gooey, gunky fun in the sun ... All monsters fly with Queasy Jet, Max loves their in-flight meal -- moth mash with tapeworm sausages, washed down with pureed eel. The hotel is covered with snail trails, there are caterpillar croissants for breakfast and watch out for the shark spaghetti - it might just bite you on the bottom! A super, stinky, holiday-fun follow-up to Spider Sandwiches and Dragon Jelly.

Brechdanau Pry Cop

Brechdanau Pry Cop

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2015

The Underpants Board Book slipcase includes Aliens Love Underpants; Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Pirates Love Underpants

The Underpants Board Book slipcase includes Aliens Love Underpants; Dinosaurs Love Underpants and Pirates Love Underpants

Author: Claire Freedman, Ben Cort Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2014

These board book set will show you just how much aliens, dinosaurs and even pirates love underpants. It is competely pants-tastic!

Spider Sandwiches

Spider Sandwiches

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Do come to tea with Max, He has a MONSTER appetite, He eats such yucky, mucky food, His mealtimes are a fright. He LOVES to glug slug milkshake, Through a stinky hosepipe straw, And as for beetle biscuits ...He can ALWAYS munch one more! And this is just the beginning of Max's frightful mealtimes. From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy and sticky. But his favourite snack has to be Spider Sandwiches! Kids will laugh out loud at Max's monstrous mealtimes and terrible tastes in this silly, funny, gloopy, gunky picture book from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Mor-Ladron y Pants

Mor-Ladron y Pants

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2013

Bedtime, Little Ones!

Bedtime, Little Ones!

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Join the little animals as they settle down for bed. With every turn of the page, spot the squirrel who's hiding from her mummy, the little rabbit who can't find his teddy and the little mouse who's fallen asleep in her cheese!

Aliens Love Underpants in Turkish & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Turkish & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Arabic & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Arabic & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Lithuanian & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Lithuanian & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Bengali & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Bengali & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Portuguese & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Portuguese & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Spanish & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Spanish & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Russian & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Russian & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in French & English

Aliens Love Underpants in French & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Polish & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Polish & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Dilly Duckling

Dilly Duckling

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2011

Little Dilly Duckling is dallying by the river when PUFF! the wind blows out one of her fluffy feathers! Stop that feather! she cries, rushing after it. But the feather is floating further away. Will Dilly ever get it back?

Ten Christmas Wishes

Ten Christmas Wishes

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2010

Count the wishing stars as Little Mouse and his friends wish for sparkling snow, a giant Christmas tree and lots and lots of presents!

Where Snowflakes Fall

Where Snowflakes Fall

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Capturing the beauty of the rare animals that live on the ice and snow, 'Where Snowflakes Fall' explores the majestic beauty of the polar regions.

One Winter's Night

One Winter's Night

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

One winter's night, a badger arrives in the forest, cold and hungry. There is little food this harsh wintertime, but something special about the kind gentle badger moves Fox, Mouse and Hare. They each help as best they can, and badger goes on his way. But the storms are getting worse and the animals start to worry.

One Magical Morning

One Magical Morning

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2009

Join Little Bear and his mummy as they wander through the dewy grass. As the silvery moon fades and the stars melt away, squirrels, mice and other woodland creatures slowly awaken in this simple, illustrated rhyme.

When Were Together

When Were Together

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2009

Being together is fireside cuddles, it's magical stories we share, it's hearing the rain pitter-pat on the windows, squish-squashed in our favourite chair. The hare family know that being together is about sharing special moments with family and friends. From lively adventure to quiet cuddles, these shared experiences bring pleasure and joy to all.

The Christmas Angels

The Christmas Angels

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

My Little Night-light

My Little Night-light

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Na Neonachain

Na Neonachain

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2007

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2007

Join Little Grey Hare as he frolics with his friends in the moonlight, in this bedtime story. Plus, press the moon to light up the night whilst reading.

Follow That Bear If You Dare!

Follow That Bear If You Dare!

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2007

Hare loves bears. He wishes he could catch a bear - the hairier and scarier, the better! So he buys 'The Best Book of Bear Hunting' and drags his friend Podgy Rabbit off on a bear hunt.

Fairy Friends

Fairy Friends

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/07/2007

If you're sharing secrets, going to a party, having a sleepover or just spending a rainy day together, friends make every day extra special. Find a poem for your best friend in this book about the friendships that fairies share.

Aliens Love Underpants!

Aliens Love Underpants!

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2007

Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise.... This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off!

The Very Noisy Night

The Very Noisy Night

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2004

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