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Jonathan Emmett - Author

About the Author

Jonathan was born in Leicestershire in 1965, the son of a rig fitter and a primary school teacher. It was while he was at college, studying architecture, that he first developed his skills as a writer and illustrator, creating detailed illustrations to accompany poems and lyrics that he had written.  After leaving college, he worked as an architect for several years, before pursuing a full-time career in children’s books.

In addition to writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and Pigs Might Fly, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books.
He lives in Nottingham with his wife Rachel, and his children, Max and Laura. His hobbies include walking, reading, furniture design and tinkering with his website www.scribblestreet.co.uk

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Other books by Jonathan Emmett

A Present for Rosy

A Present for Rosy

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2020

A beautiful and heart-warming tale about the importance of friendship. Rosy and Rory are the unlikeliest of friends. They are as different as the sun and the rain. Rosy is a dainty, delicate little bird and Rory is a big, burly bear. They both love to explore together and between them they always find the most wonderful things. One day, Rosy doesn't feel like leaving her nest and Rory can't understand why. They stop exploring together but Rory never stops looking for wonderful things to share with his friend ... until he finds the perfect thing. A sensitive and timely book about the importance of friendship.

How the Borks Became An Adventure in Evolution

How the Borks Became An Adventure in Evolution

Author: Jonathan Emmett, Elys Dolan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had short blue fur and almost no necks at all. How could this happen? Well, it didn't come about all at once ... Jonathan Emmett tells a delightful story in verse about the Borks and all the things that happened to make them gradually look quite different, while still remaining Borks. And by the end of the story, the reader will have a very good notion of how Evolution by natural selection works.

Alphabet Street

Alphabet Street

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Board book Release Date: 26/09/2018

There's so much to discover in this ingenious little book! Read the story, lift the flaps, enjoy the funny rhyming text, learn the letters of the alphabet and, then, when you're finished, flip the book and have fun with the playscene on the reverse!

Cleopatra Bones and the Golden Chimpanzee

Cleopatra Bones and the Golden Chimpanzee

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Join dog adventurer Cleopatra Bones in a rhythmic, rhyming adventure! In the ruins of a temple, down a dark and winding stair, explorer Cleopatra Bones is creeping with great care. Springing nimbly sideways to avoid a deadly trap, she squeezes through a secret door and finds . . . a TREASURE MAP! Follow the dog adventurer Cleopatra Bones into a world of explorers, crazy contraptions, and outlandish vehicles. Will Cleopatra be able to find the legendary treasure of the Golden Chimpanzee and stop it from falling into the wrong hands? Find out in this fantastically fun adventure from the bestselling team of Jonathan Emmett and Ed Eaves!

How the Borks Became An Adventure in Evolution

How the Borks Became An Adventure in Evolution

Author: Jonathan Emmett, Elys Dolan Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had short blue fur and almost no necks at all. How could this happen? Well, it didn't come about all at once ... Jonathan Emmett tells a delightful story in verse about the Borks and all the things that happened to make them gradually look quite different, while still remaining Borks. And by the end of the story, the reader will have a very good notion of how Evolution by natural selection works.

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Cosmo for Captain

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Cosmo for Captain

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Cosmo and his friend Patty prove you don't have to be big to be clever! In this heart-warming story, Cosmo saves the day when Tyro the terrible tyrannosaur stops by. Books with short chapters are a great way for children who are becoming independent readers to extend reading stamina and progress to the next step of their reading journey. This Read with Oxford Stage 5 book has short chapters, an engaging story and humorous colour illustrations. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the story. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Diamond in the Snow

Diamond in the Snow

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

A warm-hearted wintertime tale and another outing for the lovable Mole and his friends. COLD-diggerty! Mole thinks the diamond he's found is magic. It appeared from nowhere ... then it disappeared altogether! Mole is very disappointed when his friends let him in on the icy secret - that his diamond is, in fact, an icicle - until he discovers that magic can be found in all sorts of unexpected places.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: Scoop's Ups and Downs

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 4: Scoop's Ups and Downs

Author: Jonathan Emmett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Scoop tries to get a drink and he falls into a bucket with a splash! How will he get out? Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 4, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

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