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Polly Dunbar - Author

About the Author

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of a series called Tilly and Friends which has been made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies from September 2012.  She's also the author/illustrator of Penguin, Arthur's Dream Boat, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her titles have won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.  Polly currently lives and works in Dublin.

To view a TV clip from Tilly and Friends go to: www.tillyandfriends.com

And to see a fun video with Polly click here!

 

Featured books by Polly Dunbar

Other books by Polly Dunbar

Red Red Red

Red Red Red

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The acclaimed Polly Dunbar (Penguin, Tilly and Friends) offers, through a lively, read-aloud story, a meditative and effective way to calm the toddler tantrum. Every toddler feels frustrated sometimes, every toddler gets ANGRY. They scream, they shout, they see RED RED RED. Now, in her singularly expressive style, the beloved Polly Dunbar brings us the perfect picture story book to share with those little ones overwhelmed by their emotions; a true-to-life, upbeat story about a toddler tantrum that offers a meditative way to calm them down. Why not count to ten? Mum suggests to her son. One ... two ... three...

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The perfect story for cat lovers everywhere - and for families with a new arrival, from the bestselling creator of Penguin and CBeebies' Tilly and Friends, Polly Dunbar. 'Funny and charming' - Sunday Times Like all cats, this cat absolutely loves fish. But what do you do when your owners start acting strangely? They don't seem to understand the importance of fish any more. They are too busy buying tiny clothes, gathering colourful toys, and redecorating in pastel colours. And one owner in particular seems to be getting a lot . . . bigger. Something Fishy is a very funny family story from the award-winning Polly Dunbar. The adorable cat's journey from jealousy and anxiety to love and acceptance will appeal to any child with a new brother or sister on the way!

A Lion Is a Lion

A Lion Is a Lion

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Dunbar's unexpected sense of humour make A Lion is a Lion every bit as original as Judith Kerr'sclassic Irish Times A deceptively simple and funny book The Daily Mail From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he ... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he ... arrives at your door and invites himself in with a How do you do? (Isn't he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you... Is a lion still a lion then?

Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Like all cats, this cat absolutely loves fish. But what do you do when your owners start acting strangely? They don't seem to understand the importance of fish any more. They are too busy buying tiny clothes, gathering colourful toys, and redecorating in pastel colours. And one owner in particular seems to be getting a lot . . . bigger. Something Fishy is a very funny family story from the award-winning Polly Dunbar, creator of the bestselling Penguin and Tilly and Friends, now a CBeebies series. The adorable cat's journey from jealousy and anxiety to love and acceptance will appeal to any child with a new brother or sister on the way! The perfect story for cat lovers everywhere - and for families with a new arrival.

Ceann-Fionn

Ceann-Fionn

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2018

A Lion Is a Lion

A Lion Is a Lion

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2018

All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion - so well dressed and polite and charming - isn't too fierce for you... From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he ... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he ... arrives at your door and invites himself in with a How do you do? (Isn't he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you... Is a lion still a lion then?

Penguin

Penguin

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2017

A penguin turns out to be the perfect present in this beautiful 10th anniversary edition of an award-winning classic. This heart-warming book conjures imagination, anger, danger and love, while encouraging small children to remember events, read pictures and laugh The Sunday Times A stunning 10th anniversary edition of a modern classic from Polly Dunbar, the creator of Hello Tilly. This is the story of Ben, who couldn't be more delighted to find a penguin friend inside his present. Hello, Penguin! he says. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin, pulls his funniest face, puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance ... but still Penguin says nothing. It isn't until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks - and, when he does, Ben discovers that some things are worth the wait. Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the winner of numerous other awards, this is a beautiful edition to share and treasure with a foreword and gorgeous gold foil on the cover and spine.

Tilly and Friends: Doctor Tilly

Tilly and Friends: Doctor Tilly

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

From inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar, this televised series follows the escapades of Tilly and her friends. When Hector stumbles on the floor, Tilly knows just what to do to make him feel better. Inspired by her success, Doctor Tilly gets a bit too enthusiastic helping her friends - bandaging Tumpty after his blocks get knocked over, for example, and sending Pru to bed after her car breaks down. Being a great doctor, Tilly soon learns, means learning to listen to her patients.

Tilly and Friends: Who's Hiding?

Tilly and Friends: Who's Hiding?

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2014

A delightful lift-the-flap board book featuring characters from the successful CBeebies series, Tilly and Friends, originated by Polly Dunbar. Tilly, Tumpty, Hector, Doodle, Pru and Tiptoe are playing hide-and-seek. Lift the flaps to find out who's hiding where! Every spread has a shaped flap to lift, with a charming and friendly character hiding inside! This is one of two fun-filled, novelty board books accompanying the Tilly and Friends television series.

Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?

Tilly and Friends: What's Everyone Doing?

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2014

A charming lift-the-flap board book featuring characters from the successful CBeebies series, Tilly and Friends, originated by Polly Dunbar. What exciting things are Tilly and her friends doing? Look at the clues and guess, then lift the flaps to find out! Each of the seven spreads feature labelled picture clues on the left and a lift-the-flap picture on the right which reveals the answer. Young children will love looking at the clues and guessing what Tilly and her friends are doing! This is one of two fun-filled, novelty board books accompanying the Tilly and Friends television series.

Tilly and Friends: Dressing Up Sticker Activity Book

Tilly and Friends: Dressing Up Sticker Activity Book

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

A sticker activity book based on the televised series of Tilly and Friends by inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar. Join Tilly, Doodle, Tiptoe, Tumpty, Hector and Pru for a day of dressing-up fun in this activity book, packed with pictures to colour in and with more than 100 stickers featuring art from the animated television series.

Tilly and Friends: Play All Day Sticker Activity Book

Tilly and Friends: Play All Day Sticker Activity Book

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2013

A sticker activity book based on the televised series of Tilly and Friends by inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar. Join Tilly, Doodle, Tiptoe, Tumpty, Hector and Pru for a day of fun in this activity book, packed with pictures to colour in and with more than 100 stickers featuring art from the animated television series.

The Owl and the Pussycat Band 00/Lilac

The Owl and the Pussycat Band 00/Lilac

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

This illustrated wordless version of the poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear is told through the beautiful artwork of award-winning illustrator Polly Dunbar. * This illustrated wordless version of the poem The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear is told through the beautiful artwork of award-winning illustrator Polly Dunbar. * Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless books that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work. * Children can recap the story of the owl and the pussycat using the pictures in the story map on pages 14-15. * Text type: A wordless story * Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development

Goodnight Tiptoe

Goodnight Tiptoe

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

From inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar, the first in the colourful, charming, soon-to-be televised series following the escapades of Tilly and her friends. I'm not sleepy, says Tiptoe while Tilly gives him his goodnight kiss. Boom! Boom! Boom! goes Tiptoe's drum while Tilly sings him a goodnight lullaby. Will a bedtime story do the trick and send Tiptoe off to sleep? Ah, yes... Now Tilly must get ready for bed herself. If only there were someone to tuck her in... But wait! Tiptoe is still awake ... and he's come to tuck Tilly in and give her a goodnight kiss!

Where's Tumpty?

Where's Tumpty?

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Tumpty is trying his hardest to hide ... will he ever succeed? I'm hiding, said Tumpty. You can't see me! But everyone can see Tumpty, upside down under a large cardboard box, behind a pot plant. It's very funny. But later when they really can't find Tumpty - not in the cupboard or behind the curtain or in the biscuit tin - suddenly it isn't funny at all...

Hello Tilly

Hello Tilly

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

From inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar, the first in the colourful, charming, soon-to-be televised series following the escapades of Tilly and her friends. Tilly lives in a little yellow house with her best friends. In this first book of the series, meet Tiptoe and Hector, Doodle, Pru and Tumpty as they play the trumpet, bang the drum, eat a feast and dance the Wiggle Wiggle Woo! Whump! Bump! Whoops!

Penguin

Penguin

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/08/2009

A perfect penguin present brought to life with an animated DVD! Ben is delighted when he rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. Hello, Penguin! he says. Penguin says nothing. Can't you talk? says Ben. Penguin says nothing. It isn't until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks ... and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth waiting for. Offering a whole new storytelling experience this picture book and DVD edition features a charming story animation, narrated by Emilia Fox (Silent Witness, Rebecca).

Penguin

Penguin

Author: Polly Dunbar Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/03/2007

Ben is delighted when he rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. Hello, Penguin! says Ben. Penguin says nothing. Ben tickles Penguin; he pulls his funniest face; he puts on a happy hat, sings a silly song and does a dizzy dance. Can't you talk? says Ben. Penguin says nothing. It isn't until a passing lion intervenes that Penguin finally speaks...and when he does, Ben discovers something that was really worth the wait.

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