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Lesley Sims - Author

About the Author

Lesley has written ever since she can remember. After winning prizes for English at school, she went on to study law at university because her mother insisted she had something to fall back on.

She qualified as a barrister but realised she didn't want to spend her life in a wig. She was also writing short stories when she should have been revising for her Bar Finals, another clue that she wasn't cut out for legal life. Instead, she joined a small publishing company and edited their directory of the legal profession.

In 1993, Usborne Publishing advertised for a fiction editor in their Oxford office and she leapt at the chance. She transferred to the London office in 1995, writing puzzle fiction and humorous history books. Her "Visitor's Guide to Ancient Rome", a spoof tourist guide to the city, won the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award in 2000. She is now a managing editor in charge of the Young and First Reading Series, Handbooks and Treasuries, among others.

When she isn't writing or editing, Lesley loves watching plays and films, learning to tap dance, taking long walks beside the Thames and playing her tenor sax in a jazz band. Her favourite colour is purple.

Featured books by Lesley Sims

Other books by Lesley Sims

Alpaca's Maracas

Alpaca's Maracas

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Alpaca makes and sells maracas, and, with the Carnival coming, business should be booming - but no one is buying. Then she discovers Baby Rattlesnake has a problem too - his tail just won't rattle. Can they help each other? A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with delightful illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2021

A delightfully illustrated board book of a much-loved traditional tale, following the Little Red Hen from when she first finds some promising grains of wheat. The Little Red Hen has found some grains of wheat, but who will help her plant them? The cat, the rat and the duck are all sitting in the farmyard, enjoying the sun. Surely one of them will join the Little Red Hen as she grows the wheat and mills it. And what happens when she bakes a crusty golden loaf with the flour she has made? A charming retelling of this much-loved tale, incidentally showing the stages from wheat to freshly-baked bread, with delightful illustrations throughout by Raffaella Ligi.

Cinderella

Cinderella

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

Trick or Treat, Parakeet?

Trick or Treat, Parakeet?

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

It's Halloween and Parakeet is busy carving pumpkins and icing spooky treats. But when her friends come to call, they get a shock. Is that a GHOST who answers the door? A fun rhyming story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with lively illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves.

Iguana's Bananas

Iguana's Bananas

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Iguana is visiting her poorly friend, Sloth. But her attempts to cheer him up go horribly wrong... This entertaining story with simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations is a delight to share with young children, or for beginner readers to read themselves and you can also listen to the story online. Includes parent's notes on phonics.

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2020

Welcome to the farm! Join Old Macdonald as he visits his animals in this lively edition of the well-loved rhyme, with entertaining illustrations by Ben Mantle throughout. Includes a QR code to scan to listen or sing along to the tune.

Frog on a Log

Frog on a Log

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

Frog lives in a bog. One day, he finds someone lost in the fog... This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and colourful illustrations by Stephen Cartwright - and you can also listen to the story online, too. A delight to share with young children, with parent's notes on phonics at the back.

The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Board book Release Date: 31/10/2019

Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man! Press the sound buttons to hear a clear, lively reading of the much-loved fairy tale, specially recorded for little ones. With simple text and charming illustrations by Raffaella Ligi throughout.

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