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Sean Taylor - Author

About the Author

Sean Taylor has written more than 40 books for young readers. These include the Purple Class series of comic adventures set in an urban primary school, a collection of folktales from the Amazon called The Great Snake, a novel for teenagers called A Waste of Good Paper, and picture books such as The World Champion of Staying Awake, illustrated by Jimmy Liao and Boing!, illustrated by Bruce Ingman. He lives in Bristol with his wife and two sons. Visit Sean at www.seantaylorstories.com

 

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Humperdink Our Elephant Friend

Humperdink Our Elephant Friend

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

When Humperdink the baby elephant joins the children's playgroup, he seems friendly enough, but it soon becomes clear that he's not very good at the usual games the children play, like dressing up or hide-and-seek. When he breaks the children's favourite slide, everyone feels sad. But with a little patience and understanding the children soon discover that Humperdink is good at some things - especially if they use their imaginations - leading to a riotously fun conclusion. A delightful picture book with endearing artwork and a humorous story to engage young readers and help them gain an understanding about those different from themselves. This title helps children learn the key skill of playing with and accepting new friends, whatever their size, shape... or species! Exploring themes of empathy and imaginative play, this title is a must-have for young readers seeking to understand the world around them.

Kiss the Crocodile

Kiss the Crocodile

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play! Down in the jungle, three best friends - Monkey, Tortoise and Anteater - are playing silly games together. After Stick Splash, Scary Monsters and Silly Dancing, they spy Little Crocodile and his big crocodile mum in the swamp. Do they want to play a new game, Little Crocodile asks ... a DARING game. KISS THE CROCODILE! Who will be brave enough to steal a peck from the 'sleeping' croc, with his big tail, pointy teeth and sharp claws? MWAH! Brimming over with the thrill of friendship and play, this hilarious new story from the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise demands to be re-enacted, and is the perfect match for the animated, visually-rich artwork of Ben Mantle, illustrator of Follow the Track All the Way Back.

Kiss the Crocodile

Kiss the Crocodile

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play! Down in the jungle, three best friends - Monkey, Tortoise and Anteater - are playing silly games together. After Stick Splash, Scary Monsters and Silly Dancing, they spy Little Crocodile and his big crocodile mum in the swamp. Do they want to play a new game, Little Crocodile asks ... a DARING game. KISS THE CROCODILE! Who will be brave enough to steal a peck from the 'sleeping' croc, with his big tail, pointy teeth and sharp claws? MWAH! Brimming over with the thrill of friendship and play, this hilarious new story from the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise demands to be re-enacted, and is the perfect match for the animated, visually-rich artwork of Ben Mantle, illustrator of Follow the Track All the Way Back.

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2019

Little Gorilla is going to the doctor for an injection. His mum says it's because she has to look after him. But that's the problem - his mum always looks after him so much. First she makes him eat broccoli, then whenever he sneezes he has to put on an extra sweater. And now an injection! But it's not all bad - the doctor gives Little Gorilla a stick-thing that smells of strawberries for being brave. He loves it - but then he eaves it on the bus on the way home! Little Gorilla is distraught - but his mum takes him back to the doctor for another stick thing. His mum really does look after him so much.

The Snowbear

The Snowbear

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2018

When snow comes in the night, Iggy and Martina make a snowbear. A magical sledge ride takes them deep into the woods, but how will they get back home again? Stunning artwork of wintry scenes bring the story to life as you venture deep into the snowy woods on sledge ride with Iggy and Martina. A spellbinding story about friendship, loyalty, bravery and the magic of snow that will be a winter family favourite to enjoy each year when the temperature drops.

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area. OOH LA LA! From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and the team behind Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! comes a wildly inventive, contemporary picture book comedy about aliens. Boron, Bazoo and Zob are three extra-terrestrials on a mission. They're going to take something brilliant from Earth and bring it back to their home planet, Zabalooloo. Something like ... an enormous elephant! But this goofy, giddy trio are simply too overexcited - they're never going to catch anything if they keep wiggle-woggle dancing, taking selfies and shouting, Ooh la la! .

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2017

We are friends on epic adventure to Planet Earth! We got space ship! YEAHHH! Look - it's got steering wheel, space biscuits and party area. OOH LA LA! From the author of Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise, illustrated by Jean Jullien, and the team behind Don't Call Me Choochie Pooh! comes a wildly inventive, contemporary picture book comedy about aliens. Boron, Bazoo and Zob are three extra-terrestrials on a mission. They're going to take something brilliant from Earth and bring it back to their home planet, Zabalooloo. Something like ... an enormous elephant! But this goofy, giddy trio are simply too overexcited - they're never going to catch anything if they keep wiggle-woggle dancing, taking selfies and shouting, Ooh la la! .

I am Actually a Penguin

I am Actually a Penguin

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

When a little girl is given a penguin suit she decides that living as a penguin is much more fun than just dressing as one. But penguins don't exactly behave like people. They don't ride the bus like people, they don't talk like people and they certainly don't catch fish fingers like people. Her family tell her, You're not actually a penguin, but she knows that she ACTUALLY is. A hilarious new picture book from Sean Taylor, the author of What a Naughty Bird and Kasia Matyjaszek, author/illustrator of I am a Very Clever Cat.

Upraid Nan Robot!

Upraid Nan Robot!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2014

Fiddlesticks!

Fiddlesticks!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2014

Mouse has built a lovely new house. But as he stands outside to survey his handiwork, he notices one window is a little crooked. His friend Bear offers to straighten it. Except, in the process...he pulls it off the wall. Fortunately, Squirrel passes by and offers to fix it. Except, in the process...he breaks the pipework and causes a flood. And so it goes on until Mouse's house completely collapses under the weight of all this help. Mouse's house is ruined! What will he do now?

Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat Band 04/Blue

Mojo and Weeza and the New Hat Band 04/Blue

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

This fantasy story is about two monkeys, who look smart in their new clothes. Mojo has new shoes, and Weeza has a new hat ... until it flies away in the wind. In their humorous search, Mojo and Weeza mistake a pan, a nest and a turtle for Weeza's hat, before retrieving it from a muddy pond. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. *Text type - A fantasy story. *The storyboard on pages 14 and 15 allows children to retell the story in their own words. *Curriculum links - Art and Design: Exploring a range of starting points for practical work, including stories. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Purple Class and the Flying Spider

Purple Class and the Flying Spider

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2006

Purple Class are back in four new hilarious tales of classroom mishaps. All havoc breaks loose when Ivette and Zina see a deadly flying spider at large in the classroom. Mr. Wellington says there is no such thing but is surprised by the Daddy Long-Legs that flies at his face as the class are clearing up before parents' evening. With a staggering teacher and an over-excited class of children, soon everything is either spilled, knocked over or squashed. But with the mums and dads on the way, how will they hide the chaos and end the flying spider's reign of terror? Featuring a calamitous cast of classmates, the adventures of Purple Class will make you laugh out loud in delight.

Purple Class and the Skelington

Purple Class and the Skelington

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2006

Meet Purple Class. Yasmin thinks she sees the ghost of the Green Lady who haunts the school looking for first years to kill with scissors. Surely the old and mean-looking lady in the green dress is the spectre herself - or maybe she's just Orange class's substitute teacher. Has Mr Wellington died? Purple class is sure he must have done when they find a skeleton sitting in his chair. Is this Mr Wellington's skelington? What will they say to the school inspector? This collection of stories is a perfect blend of cultural cross-fertilisations, imaginative flights of fancy, drama and humour.

The Stone Cutter Band 07/Turquoise

The Stone Cutter Band 07/Turquoise

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2005

A poor stone cutter who wished he was a rich man has his wish granted. He then keeps changing his wish, and each wish is granted. Finally he wishes himself back as he was at the start of the story. * Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. * Text type - A story from another culture (Japan). * The flowcharts on pages 22 and 23 illustrate the story in sequence, providing opportunities for speaking and listening, and scaffolding writing. * Curriculum links - Citizenship: Choices; Music: Exploring sounds. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Mojo and Weeza and the Funny Thing Band 04/Blue

Mojo and Weeza and the Funny Thing Band 04/Blue

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2004

Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-7 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children's authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book. * Blue/ Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Text type - A fantasy story. * The storyboard on pages 14 and 15 allows children to retell the story in their own words. * Curriculum links - Science: sorting and using materials. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

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