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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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Good Dog!

Good Dog!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2020

Dog really tries his best to be a Good Dog! for his owner, Melvin. But unfortunately it's just not that easy. First there's the case of the missing extra-delicious-smelling pizza slice - but that's really nothing to do with him. Then there's giant surprise SNIFFLE SNUGGLES when Melvin is lying down asleep. Then there's the smashed lamp... and the wee-wee on the floor... But it really is SO DIFFICULT to be a Good Dog. Will Dog ever succeed? Find out in this hilarious, heartwarming story of one lovably clueless dog and his owner. From the team that brought you My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much.

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Greatest Palace (Year 2)

Bug Club Shared Reading: The Greatest Palace (Year 2)

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2020

King Mercurio wanted to be a great king, like his father - but he had no idea where to start. Until one day an architect visited him. He decides to build a great palace, much bigger than King Constantin's palace, with a dome, a tower and even a flagpole on top. The architect insists with each new addition that the palace is no longer safe, but will the king ever listen? Highly engaging, illustrated picture book to be read out loud to children aged 6-7 Ideal for reading aloud at home with your child Helps expose your child to rich language and curriculum-linked vocabulary Includes key terms from Art and the topic area of architecture Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools 'These books are a great start to addressing the wider curriculum and the vocabulary issues that schools are identifying.' - Assistant Head, Primary Academy The Bug Club Shared books are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated stories designed to be read out loud to children. The programme exposes children to rich, curriculum-linked vocabulary, helping to build an understanding across school subjects and cultivate a love for reading.

Good Dog!

Good Dog!

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2020

Dog really tries his best to be a Good Dog! for his owner, Melvin. But unfortunately it's just not that easy. First there's the case of the missing extra-delicious-smelling pizza slice - but that's really nothing to do with him. Then there's giant surprise SNIFFLE SNUGGLES when Melvin is lying down asleep. Then there's the smashed lamp... and the wee-wee on the floor... But it really is SO DIFFICULT to be a Good Dog. Will Dog ever succeed? Find out in this hilarious, heartwarming story of one lovably clueless dog and his owner. From the team that brought you My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much.

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much

My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2020

This heart-warming picture book follows the story of Little Gorilla and his mum who spends her time looking after her little one so much. A beautiful tale for parents and their children everywhere to snuggle up to and enjoy together. 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 leaves 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. This is gentle story is sure to be a firm favourite for children and parents everywhere.

Riding a Donkey Backwards Wise and Foolish Tales of the Mulla Nasruddin

Riding a Donkey Backwards Wise and Foolish Tales of the Mulla Nasruddin

Author: Sean Taylor, Khayaal Theatre Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

Why does Mulla Nasruddin spoon yoghurt into the river? What is the reason he rides his donkey backwards? Why does he paint a picture that is blank? And is he crazy to move into the house of the man who's just burgled him? Find out all about the amazing antics of Nasruddin in these twenty-one hilarious stories and riddles, famous throughout the Middle East for their jokes, riddles and wisdom.

What Foreign Shore Poems Based on the Odes of Horace

What Foreign Shore Poems Based on the Odes of Horace

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2019

Why has a reclusive poet from the first-century Roman countryside exerted such compelling influence over two thousand years, over poets as diverse as Jonson, Keats, and Auden? Most widely known for his crisp enjoinder carpe diem - generally translated as seize the day - Horace was no mere hedonist. His lyric celebration of the simple joys of life, such as erotic pursuit, friendship, and good wine, are grounded in an almost zen-like mindfulness. His Epicureanism finds its balance in a recognition of the transitory nature of the world and its suffering, and a rather cool detachment. Taylor has given us an account of the 'Odes' of Horace that is not a simple translation. He uses the 'Odes' as a point of departure for a collection of poems that, while modelled on Horace's originals, are carried over into the modern world, and take for their landscape Taylor's own territory of Southern California and the Pacific Northwest.

Winter Sleep A Hibernation Story

Winter Sleep A Hibernation Story

Author: Sean Taylor, Alex Morss, Cinyee Chiu Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

In this cozy bedtime story, follow a child and his grandma through a winter landscape to explore how the Earth goes to sleep for winter. Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end. Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too? In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot - that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring. Cozy up as you expand you and your child's knowledge of the natural world.

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Author: Sean Taylor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

Steve Walker was a professional comedy magician and MC. He was born in Yorkshire but lived most of his adult life in Sydney, Australia. After Steve's death, his fellow magicians helped to sell his estate and discovered a small note book. From 1953 until 1963, a young Steve had written down over 700 jokes, gags, one liners and wise cracks from TV and radio. What we have here then is not only a valuable source of funnies, but a unique peep into British Variety in the 1950s. Steve's friend and colleague Sean Taylor has not only deciphered the jokes, but adds his own impressions of Steve, some funny stories and even a complete transcript of his 45 minute magic act. Remarkably, the jokes were old when Steve heard them and yet, 70 years on, they are still remarkably fresh and familiar. So whether you are a magician, ventriloquist, Variety enthusiast or MC, or you just want to spice up a speech or presentation, this might just be the book for you.

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