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Leigh Hodgkinson - Author

About the Author

Leigh Hodgikinson is an award-winning animator and worked as art director on the BAFTA-award winning animated series, Charlie and Lola. She is also an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, who is absolutely passionate about writing, making things up and daydreaming. Among her many brilliant picture books is Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate, written by Caryl Hart, which won Highly Commended in the 2010 Sheffield Children’s Book Award, Picture Book Category. Leigh lives and works in Sussex and is married with two children.

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Other books by Leigh Hodgkinson

Pencil Dog

Pencil Dog

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

A beautifully told, poignant story about memory, remembrance, and how those we love live on in us. This thought-provoking story centres on a little girl who has a pencil dog as a companion. Pencil Dog is imaginative, creative, and always able to turn a rainy day into a time of sunshine. But as time goes on, Pencil Dog gradually grows smaller and smaller, and his drawings become confused.

Olobob Top: Let's Visit Big Fish's Pond

Olobob Top: Let's Visit Big Fish's Pond

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson, Steve Smith Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2019

The Olobobs are going to Big Fish's Pond today ... In the distance the pond looks very small but up close it's really BIG! Lift the flaps and uncover the many wonders of Big Fish's Pond! Based on the hit CBeebies series, Olobob Top. Join Tib, Lalloo and Bobble on their exciting trip to see Big Fish and all things big and small. A brilliantly fun introduction to sizes and proportion for little ones with lots of lift-the-flap surprises. Help the Olobobs look out for small fish, big rocks and an even BIGGER boat. Olobob Top is the exciting CBeebies animated preschool TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble. The Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything. Bloomsbury's Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs, whether it's by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world. Other titles available: Make Your Own Olobob Home, The Amazing World of Olobob Top, Olobob And Friends Activity and Sticker Book, Let's Visit the Olobobs, Let's Visit Norbet's Shop.

Olobob Top: The Olobobs and Friends Activity and Sticker Book

Olobob Top: The Olobobs and Friends Activity and Sticker Book

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson, Steve Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

All the friends in the Olobob Forest come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and each and every one is important! Meet Gurdy, Lemon and Norbet, along with Crunch, Deeno, Groan Up and even the Snoofs, Scuttles and the Topsy Turvies! What Olobob friends will you make? Based on the hit CBeebies series, Olobob Top. This brilliant activity and sticker book welcomes little ones to become part of the amazing world of Olobob Top with engaging and colourful activities! Have fun helping all the Olobob friends - draw a picture of yourself on Lalloo's friendship wall, help Baby Snoof get back to the nest and get dressed for Deeno's disco party. Complete the pages with colourful stickers and create your very own Olobob characters! Olobob Top is the exciting CBeebies animated preschool TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble. The Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything. Bloomsbury's Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs, whether it's by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world. Other titles available: Make Your Own Olobob Home, The Amazing World of Olobob Top, Let's Visit the Olobobs, Let's Visit Norbet's Shop, Let's Visit Big Fish's Pond.

Pencil Dog

Pencil Dog

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

A beautifully told, poignant story about memory, remembrance, and how those we love live on in us. This thought-provoking story centres on a little girl who has a pencil dog as a companion. Pencil Dog is imaginative, creative, and always able to turn a rainy day into a time of sunshine. But as time goes on, Pencil Dog gradually grows smaller and smaller, and his drawings become confused.

Olobob Top: Let's Visit Norbet's Shop

Olobob Top: Let's Visit Norbet's Shop

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson, Steve Smith Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2018

The Olobobs are having a party for Gurdy, but one thing is missing...a present! Join Tib, Lalloo, and Bobble on their trip to Norbet's shop to find the perfect gift for Gurdy's important and exciting day! Based on the hit CBeebies series, Olobob Top. Lift the flaps and uncover yummy cakes, balloons,hats, and the many wonders of Norbet's shop! Olobob Top is the exciting CBeebies animated pre-school TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble, which has already received an overwhelmingly positive response. There are lots of adventures to be had, but there are often some problems to face along the way. Don't worry,the Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything - from building a new house for a friend, to planning a party to finding something lost. Bloomsbury's Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs,whether it's by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world.

Olobob Top: The Amazing World of Olobob Top

Olobob Top: The Amazing World of Olobob Top

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson, Steve Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2018

What fun we can have with the Olobobs! Olobob Forest is full of shapes, colours and...adventures! Help Big Fish find her pretty thing, get lost in the underground tunnel with Deeno, play hide-and-seek with Lalloo and Bobble and make a constellated maze across the sky. This amazing activity and sticker book, based on the widely successful CBeebies series, welcomes little ones to the amazing world of Olobob Top with engaging and colourful activities! Olobob Top is the exciting CBeebies animated pre-school TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble, which has already received an overwhelmingly positive response. There are lots of adventures to be had, but there are often some problems to face along the way. Don't worry,the Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything - from building a new house for a friend, to planning a party to finding something lost. Bloomsbury's Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs,whether it's by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world.

Olobob Top: Let's Visit the Olobobs

Olobob Top: Let's Visit the Olobobs

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson, Steve Smith Format: Board book Release Date: 18/04/2018

Olobob Top is the exciting new CBeebies animated pre-school TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble. The exciting world of Olobob Top comes in all shapes, colours and sizes! Say hello to the Olobobs and all their friends! They are made of shapes too. Who wears a triangle dress? Who is sleeping underneath a semi-circle shell? And what are those BIG long rectangle shapes stomping through the Olobob Forest? Lift the flap to find out... Olobob Top has already received an overwhelmingly positive response. There are lots of adventures to be had, but there are often some problems to face along the way. Don't worry, the Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything - from building a new house for a friend, to planning a party to finding something lost. Bloomsbury's Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs, whether it's by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world.

Olobob Top: Make Your Own Olobob Home

Olobob Top: Make Your Own Olobob Home

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson, Steve Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2018

There are lots of different homes in the wonderful world of Olobob Top. There are tall ones, small ones, tidy underground ones and bubbly underwater ones. But, every home is missing SOMETHING... Based on the hit CBeebies series, Olobob Top. Tib, Lalloo and Bobble need comfy furniture for their tree house, Crunch wants to decorate her home with acorn stickers and Deeno has tidied EVERYTHING away and now his room is empty! Can you find the stickers they need to make them feel at home? In this creative sticker book from the exciting new CBeebies series, you can make amazing tree houses, dens, shops and forests out of so many stickers. Bring the whole world of Olobob Top to life with colour and let your imagination free! Olobob Top is the incredibly successful new animated pre-school TV series that follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble. There are lots of adventures to be had, but there are often some problems to face along the way. Don't worry, the Olobobs know that the right amount of imagination, inventiveness and creativity can solve anything - from building a new house for a friend, to planning a party to finding something lost. Bloomsbury's Olobob Top series allows children to extend and explore their own creativity, just like the Olobobs, whether it's by learning new shapes and numbers or creating their own imaginative world.

Goldilocks and the Three Potties

Goldilocks and the Three Potties

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

As we all know, potty-training has its highs (BIG GIRL PANTS!, a new potty!) and it's lows (uh-oh!). But with its gentle humour and encouraging, 'keep-trying' message, this adorable little book will help set toddlers (and their parents) on the right track to a nappy-free day.

Goldilocks and the Three Potties

Goldilocks and the Three Potties

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

As we all know, potty-training has its highs (BIG GIRL PANTS!, a new potty!) and it's lows (uh-oh!). But with its gentle humour and encouraging, 'keep-trying' message, this adorable little book will help set toddlers (and their parents) on the right track to a nappy-free day.

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Hello there! Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sure? Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place? Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy? Somewhere quiet, NOT buzz-buzzy? You have? Great! Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn't having quite as much luck as you are ... Join one small book lover's search for the perfect place to sit (just for a bit!) in this beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson.

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Hello there! Are you sitting comfortably? Are you sure? Have you found the perfect snuggle-up-and-lose-yourself-in-a-book place? Somewhere comfy, NOT itchy-fuzzy? Somewhere quiet, NOT buzz-buzzy? You have? Great! Unfortunately the little chap in this book isn't having quite as much luck as you are ... Join one small book lover's search for the perfect place to sit (just for a bit!) in this beautifully illustrated and designed picture book by the talented Leigh Hodgkinson.

The Big Monster Snoreybook

The Big Monster Snoreybook

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A hilarious, inventive book packed with plenty of things to see. While the text introduces readers to a cast of curious characters, including knobbly-kneed Norris and Fiona the fussy fidget, the illustrations suggest that something monstrous and pretty clever might be going on...

The Big Monster Snoreybook

The Big Monster Snoreybook

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2015

A hilarious, inventive book packed with plenty of things to see. While the text introduces readers to a cast of curious characters, including knobbly-kneed Norris and Fiona the fussy fidget, the illustrations suggest that something monstrous and pretty clever might be going on...

Troll Swap

Troll Swap

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Timothy Limpet feels out of place in the troll family - he likes things to be just so, and most trolls, frankly, don't. Tabitha Lumpit likes things to be loud, loopy and messy and she feels like a fish out of water in her very neat family. Sometimes they wonder if their families really see them for who they are, so when Timothy and Tabitha meet on the bridge they each decide the other's family is a better fit and swap places . . . with hilarious and touching results. Based around the time-honoured theme of home is where the heart is, this warm and witty story is a celebration of the individual and offers a valuable lesson on not judging others.

Troll Swap

Troll Swap

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Timothy Limpet feels out of place in the troll family - he likes things to be just so, and most trolls, frankly, don't. Tabitha Lumpit likes things to be loud, loopy and messy and she feels like a fish out of water in her very neat family. Sometimes they wonder if their families really see them for who they are, so when Timothy and Tabitha meet on the bridge they each decide the other's family is a better fit and swap places . . . with hilarious and touching results. Based around the time-honoured theme of home is where the heart is, this warm and witty story is a celebration of the individual and offers a valuable lesson on not judging others.

Goldilocks and Just the One Bear

Goldilocks and Just the One Bear

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears' house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear as was wanders out of his fairytale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives? Awarding-winning artist and animator Leigh Hodgkinson is the creator of this funny and clever fractured fairytale based on the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Goldilocks is now grown up with a family and a rather smart apartment, so how will she react to coming home and finding that a very lost bear has been scoffing porridge, breaking chairs and sleeping in beds? Will she be cross, or is finally time to make amends?

Colin and the Wrong Shadow

Colin and the Wrong Shadow

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Colin wakes up one day from a snooze to find that he has the wrong shadow! It has been swapped with a small mouse's shadow who wanted to feel big. Colin quickly finds out that being small can sometimes be a bit scary so he has to show the mouse that as long as you are brave and true to yourself, size doesn't matter.

Colin and the Wrong Shadow

Colin and the Wrong Shadow

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2008

Colin wakes up one day from a snooze to find that he has the wrong shadow! No one will take Colin seriously any more. The other cats all laugh at him and the beaky birds don't even look up from their bath! Then Colin solves the mystery - Vernon the mouse had switch-swapped shadows with Colin as Colin's cat shadow gives him confidence and makes him feel important. Can Colin persuade Vernon to switch-swap back and show his new friend that everyone is important?

Colin and the Snoozebox

Colin and the Snoozebox

Author: Leigh Hodgkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/08/2008

Colin doesn't have a home. He doesn't even have a bed, which is A-OK most of the time but not when he is tired and grouchy and in need of a long catnap. When Colin spies a cardboard box, he thinks it looks perfect for snoozing in, so imagine his surprise when he is parcelled up and mailed around the world and beyond ...but no one wants him. They would rather have a teapot or a pair of pink flippers, not an increasingly cross cat. Will he ever end up on the right doorstep?

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