Sue Hendra - Author

About the Author

Sue Hendra graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and has been an illustrator of children’s books since, and has now worked on over 100 titles. When she met Paul Linnet they fell in love and started writing and illustrating together and came up with bestsellers such as Barry the Fish with Fin- gers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Nobot the Robot with No Bottom, Supertato and most recently Supertato:Veggies Assemble. Sue and Paul live in Brighton with their young daughter, Wanda. Read more about Sue Hendra here.

 

Featured books by Sue Hendra

Other books by Sue Hendra

Simon Sock Board Book

Simon Sock Board Book

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A laugh-out-loud tale celebrating difference, from the bestselling creators of Supertato. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match?

Supertato Run Veggies Run

Supertato Run Veggies Run

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Another laugh-out-loud story from the bestselling Supertato series in a brand new cased board book format. Meet Supertato! The supermarket superhero with eyes everywhere. It's Sports Day in the supermarket and all the veggies are in training. Everyone has been practising hard and is ready and raring to go. However, a new competitor joins the event, accompanied by The Evil Pea, and is determined to win all the prizes. Things don't seem quite right... but will Supertato be able to foil his nemesis' plan in time? The fabulous character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Snowball

Snowball

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story - perfect for Christmas! A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun - but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down - a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.

Snowball

Snowball

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story - perfect for Christmas! A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun - but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down - a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.

Norman's Super-library

Norman's Super-library

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/10/2018

Barry, Norman, Keith, Bernard and Doug are united in a brand new collection! This boxed set includes six of Norman's top library picks, including: Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat, Barry the Fish with Fingers, Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster, No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom and Doug the Bug that went Boing. With this perfect collection, you can play hide and seek with Barry, find Norman's perfect shell or help Bernard retrieve his lost bottom! So why not venture into this wonderful world of reading and illustration, created by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet?

Supertato: Evil Pea Rules Book and Soft Toy

Supertato: Evil Pea Rules Book and Soft Toy

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/10/2018

The perfect gift for fans of The Evil Pea (and Supertato!) - this brilliant set comes with the funny and festive Supertato: Evil Pea Rules book, and your very own Evil Pea toy, ready to cause mayhem... It's all very well being a superhero and saving the day... but what if there was no one there to cause the chaos? To provide these heroes with their chances to shine? Would we even need superheroes?! Fortunately, this isn't something we will have to worry about any time soon. The Evil Pea is BACK! And this time he has his biggest, most dastardly plan yet to take over the supermarket... From bestselling, award-winning duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet comes the story of the much-loved Supertato's nemesis - The Evil Pea. 'There's lots of anarchic fun to be had in this joyous romp of a story with a very Christmassy feel ... Full of humour, action and excitement, with glorious illustrations, this is another winner from a great team.' Parents in Touch

Supertato Veggies Assemble

Supertato Veggies Assemble

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Board book Release Date: 23/08/2018

Another funny, fast-moving adventure from the bestselling Supertato series in a new cased board book format! The Evil Pea is back on the loose and there's anarchy in the supermarket aisles again! Can our caped potato superhero divert disaster? Or is he going to need backup? The fabulous character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom

Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Join Supertato, the veggies and a certain Evil Pea on their brand new adventure in the bestselling SUPERTATO series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet! When a game of hide-and-seek turns into an EPIC treasure hunt, the veggies must face fearsome foes, the impassable Cactus Canyon and the dangerous Valley of DOOM! Will our heroes EVER make it to treasure aisle? Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! PRAISE FOR THE SUPERTATO SERIES: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller 'Full of humour, action and excitement, with glorious illustrations, this is another winner from a great team. Parents in Touch

Peter Pants

Peter Pants

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Supertato

Supertato

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2018

The first book in the bestselling SUPERTATO series - now in a new cased board book format! Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match? The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Cake

Cake

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A party isn't a party without cake! Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before and he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . . Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, Cake is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning creators of Supertato, I Need A Wee and Barry the Fish With Fingers. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet fans will be roaring their support for this delightful picture book hero!

Simon Sock

Simon Sock

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? A hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!

Norman's New Shell

Norman's New Shell

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Norman really wants a new shell. But an ice cream with multicoloured sprinkles makes his back a bit chilly, and someone already lives inside this shiny red apple! Will Norman ever find the new shell he's been dreaming of? A boldly illustrated and tactile way for little ones to discover shapes, colours and sounds, from the creators of hit picture book Barry the Fish with Fingers and the bestselling Supertato series.

Supertato Lunch Box

Supertato Lunch Box

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Help Supertato, the Evil Pea and other friends find their perfect lunch in the Supertato Lunch Box set. Contains a fun memory game and the bestselling Supertato picture book! Meet Supertato! He's the superhero with eyes everywhere and he's about to meet his arch nemesis . . . Enjoy the story, then help your favourite characters fill their lunch boxes in a fun matching game that improves memory and encourages healthy eating. Children will love carrying around their very own sturdy cardboard lunch box with bright, plastic handle. Quality playing pieces mean that the game can be enjoyed again and again. Game for 2-4 playersBox includes: Picture book 56 game pieces 4 lunch box cards Game rules

Simon Sock

Simon Sock

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? An hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!

Splash and Snooze with Barry the Fish with Fingers

Splash and Snooze with Barry the Fish with Fingers

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Novelty book Release Date: 03/11/2016

Barry the Fish with Fingers is a very special fish and has lots of friends! They love to play together and they have just enough time to fit in some games before it's time for bed... Join Barry and his friends on a bath time adventure, and then get ready to sleep with this delightful bath and bed book set, complete with your very own Barry!

Supertato Book and Plush

Supertato Book and Plush

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Novelty book Release Date: 20/10/2016

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. Help him save the day with your very own Supertato toy! The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.

Dave's Christmas Cracker

Dave's Christmas Cracker

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Dave loves Christmas. There are friends, decorations, presents - and, best of all, there is an ENORMOUS Christmas meal, including LOTS of Brussels sprouts! Rumble, rumble goes Dave's tummy. Christmas is going to be EXPLOSIVE! 'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6 A fourth brilliantly funny story from Sue Hendra, bestselling author of Barry the Fish With Fingers, and Lee Wildish, winner of the Red House Children's Book Award - laughter is guaranteed!

Double Dave

Double Dave

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Dave wakes up to find someone else sleeping in his bed! It is orange just like Dave. It is big just like Dave. But it isn't Dave! Who could it be? From the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and How to Babysit a Grandad, comes another hilarious tale that is guaranteed to make young connoisseurs of toilet humour very happy. 'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6

Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas

Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

When a sack of presents lands - THWACK - right by Norman's stocking he is overcome with excitement. He really must have been a very good slug this year. But after a frenzy of unwrapping he spots a label - and realises that none of the presents were meant for him, but had in fact fallen off Father Christmas's sleigh. Norman knows he has to get the presents to the family they're meant for - but how can he manage it on time? Can one little slug save Christmas?

Gwynfor y Wlithen a Achubodd y Nadolig

Gwynfor y Wlithen a Achubodd y Nadolig

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

I Need a Wee!

I Need a Wee!

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Alan the bear has a problem. He needs a wee! But there are so many things he would rather do first. Will he make it to the loo on time? And when he gets there, will there be a queue?! Uh-oh...

Dave's Breakfast Blast Off!

Dave's Breakfast Blast Off!

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The hilarious sequel to a modern classic. Written by Sue Hendra, the creator of the bestselling Barry the Fish with Fingers, and illustrated by Lee Wildish, the winner of the Overall Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Dave is a big ol' greedy guts. But oh no! His bowl is empty. The animals in the garden help him find other meals - but what will happen when he eats the dog's food? The answer will have you rolling around the floor with laughter. 'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6

Oliver's Wood

Oliver's Wood

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Oliver loves playing in the woods at night ... but what happens when he discovers daytime? When the moon and the twinkly stars come out at night, Oliver the owl knows it is time to wake up. He loves to play in the wood with the spiky hedgehogs, the stripy badgers and the batty bats. But one night he stays up late and, for the first time, sees the round, warm, orange sun. Oliver races off to show his friends, but in the day-time the wood is full of strange creatures he doesn't know. He waits until night-time and, reunited with his friends, amazes them all with the tale of his incredible discovery.

Wanda and the Alien Go Camping

Wanda and the Alien Go Camping

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2014

Wanda wants to take the Alien camping but - Oh No- it's raining! The Alien takes Wanda to his planet - he finds somewhere beautiful, he finds somewhere with wildlife and he finds somewhere just right ...but these places aren't quite what Wanda was thinking ...will they find somewhere that's perfect for both of them? Discover a new world with the fourth book in the Wanda-ful Wanda and the Alien series, coming soon to Channel 5.

Supertato

Supertato

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

The first book in the bestselling SUPERTATO series! Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match? The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Dave

Dave

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2013

A reissue of this hilarious picture book with a stunning glittery cover. Written by Sue Hendra, the creator of the bestselling Barry the Fish with Fingers (88,000 copies sold in the UK alone) and Norman the Slug with a Silly Shell (83,000 copies sold in the UK alone), and illustrated by Liz Pichon, the creator of The Brilliant World of Tom Gates. Dave is a great big ol' greedy guts. He loves his dinners. One unfortunate day, after eating a bit too much, he gets stuck in his cat flap. How will he escape? The answer will have you rolling around the floor with laughter. 'A simple story brilliantly told, with a hilarious conclusion.' The Bookbag 'I laughed so much I farted!' Edward, aged 6

No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom

No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Bernard the Robot loses his bottom on the park swing, and sets off to find it. Every time he gets close, it disappears again! Bird was using it as a nest, but it was too heavy; Bear used it in his drum kit, but it was too tinny; the Squirrels built sandcastles with it...and now it looks as if they're sailing away in it. Will Bernard EVER get his bottom back? Praise for No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom: 'Silly, funny, and very enjoyable to read!' The Bookbag 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm.' Liverpool Echo 'Guarantees lots of giggles - from children and adults!' Parents in Touch 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character.' Mumsnet 'The book is beautifully illustrated and the story is guaranteed to have you and your child laughing... I can't recommend any of the Sue Hendra books highly enough, seriously if you've never read any of her books then you MUST!' Knees Up Mother Brown

Wanda's Space Party

Wanda's Space Party

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

AS SEEN ON TV! It's Wanda's birthday, and as a special treat, the alien takes her to visit his planet for the first time. Everything is very different on the alien planet: aliens don't brush their teeth - they brush their toes; and they don't sleep on beds - they sleep on clouds! But will Wanda's special birthday party be a little bit too strange?

Flip And Find Shapes

Flip And Find Shapes

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2001

Novelty early learning books with real educational value. These books teach young children about basic concepts while giving simple information about the natural world. They are based around animals and have been devised with the input of a range of top experts on language, numeracy and biology. The text satisfies basic educational principles such as consistent text placement and repetition of questions. Each left-hand page poses a question; the right-hand page has three possible answers and three flaps. The reader lifts the flaps to see if they chose the right answer and to discover a simple animal fact based on the opposite, number, shape or colour in question.

Flip And Find Numbers

Flip And Find Numbers

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2001

Novelty early learning books with real educational value. These books teach young children about basic concepts while giving simple information about the natural world. They are based around animals and have been devised with the input of a range of top experts on language, numeracy and biology. The text satisfies basic educational principles such as consistent text placement and repetition of questions. Each left-hand page poses a question; the right-hand page has three possible answers and three flaps. The reader lifts the flaps to see if they chose the right answer and to discover a simple animal fact based on the opposite, number, shape or colour in question.

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