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Steve Smallman - Author

About the Author

Steve Smallman lives in Staffordshire with his wife, two dogs and two cats. He has four children and a grandchild. Steve has been illustrating children’s books for almost 30 years and writing his own stories for slightly less. He also teaches illustration workshops in schools, including mural-painting. Steve is the author of Smelly Peter the Great Pea Eater (Winner of the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2009) and The Lamb Who Came for Dinner (Shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and read by Meatloaf on CITV's Bookaboo). When he’s not working, Steve enjoys films, television, gardening and walking in the countryside.

Steve Smallman on Steve Smallman:

I started working as an illustrator when I was in my final year at Art College and now, over 28 years later I still haven't got a proper job! I've illustrated literally hundreds of books, predominantly in educational publishing. A few years ago I was main illustrator for Longman's 'Story Street' reading scheme, illustrating 79 titles and writing 5.

I've worked in children's television, specifically in character development and most notably in the 'Raggy Doll' series in the mid to late 1980's. I have also done a certain amount of licensed work, illustrating characters such as Postman Pat, Bill and Ben and Sesame Street.

I've been described as an 'Animal Artist', not I hasten to add because I'm wild and hairy but because I love to draw animals and especially like to give them human characteristics. 

I've  been writing children's books for about 6 years and have already had several picture books published with more in development.

I've got 4 great children and although they're all adults now, my memories of them growing up inspire and inform my writing.

 

Click here to read a Little Tiger interview with Steve Smallman.

Featured books by Steve Smallman

Fairytales Gone Wrong: Keep Running Gingerbread Man A Story About Keeping Active

Fairytales Gone Wrong: Keep Running Gingerbread Man A Story About Keeping Active

5+ readers

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2015

The Gingerbread Man has to run as fast as he can - or he'll be eaten! Follow the Gingerbread Man as he runs away from the little old woman, the little old man, the cow, the horse and the fox! Learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle in this hilarious story all about exercise. Keep Running Gingerbread Man is one title from the Fairytales Gone Wrong series. This series is a welcome addition for parents looking for picture books with a message. The Fairytales Gone Wrong series includes: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash Your Hair! Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty Eat your Greens, Goldilocks Blow your Nose, Big Bad Wolf Give us a Smile, Cinderella Keep Running, Gingerbread Man

Fairytales Gone Wrong: Give Us a Smile Cinderella A Story About Personal Hygiene

Fairytales Gone Wrong: Give Us a Smile Cinderella A Story About Personal Hygiene

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2015

Learn the importance of brushing your teeth in this hilarious twist of the classic fairytale! Every day Cinderella brushes her teeth twice whilst her two sisters eat cakes and sweets all day, can her sparkling smile take her from rags to riches? Follow Cinderella in this hilarious twist of the classic fairytale and discover why it's important to brush your teeth. Give Us A Smile Cinderella is one title from the Fairytales Gone Wrong series. This series is a welcome addition for parents looking for picture books with a message. The Fairytales Gone Wrong series includes: Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Wash Your Hair! Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk Get Some Rest, Sleeping Beauty Eat your Greens, Goldilocks Blow your Nose, Big Bad Wolf Give us a Smile, Cinderella Keep Running, Gingerbread Man

Other books by Steve Smallman

Little Bunny's Book of Thoughts

Little Bunny's Book of Thoughts

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2020

Poo in the Zoo

Poo in the Zoo

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

There was tiger poo, lion poo, prickly porcupine poo, Plummeting giraffe poop that landed with a splat. Dollops of gnu poo, bouncy kangaroo poo, A trail of drippy droppings from a fat wombat! Zoo Keeper Bob is exhausted. There's too much poo in the zoo - and he's the one who has to scoop it up. Then one day, a mysterious glowing poo appears! Could it be alien poop from outer space? And what on EARTH will Bob do with it? Perfect for fans of The Dinosaur who Pooped Christmas, children will laugh out loud at this gloriously poopy, funny picture book! Packed with humour, the romping rhyme and deliciously cheeky wordplay is a joy to read aloud. From the author of Dragon Stew, Steve Smallman and illustrator, Ada Grey (Shh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby). If you like this book, then you'll LOVE Cock-a-Doodle-Poo, also by Steve Smallman

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bunny?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Bunny?

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Four very hungry bunnies have run out of carrots! One by one they hop off to the vegetable patch. But someone is lying in wait. Someone BIG... and BAD! A fabulous, funny story about a big, bad bunny, and how to stop bullies like him!

Poo in the Zoo: The Great Poo Mystery

Poo in the Zoo: The Great Poo Mystery

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

SPLAT PATTER PLOP! Zookeeper Bob's super-duper pooper scooper robot has disappeared and the POO is piling UP! Is this a DOO-DOO disaster? Or can Arabella Slater - Poo Investigator - save the day? Children will love this riotously funny sequel to Amazon bestseller Poo in the Zoo. Perfect for existing fans or newcomers who loved The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet, this rollicking, rhyming text packed with EVEN MORE POO will have everyone howling with laughter. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Arial; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; background-color: #ffffff} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}

Noah and his Animals Step by Step with Steve Smallman

Noah and his Animals Step by Step with Steve Smallman

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2020

Have fun with this fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing Noah and his whole arkful of animals. Based on expert illustrator Steve Smallman's drawing workshops, it is full of witty illustrations with clear instructions to make these drawings fun and easy for children to recreate. Become a top artist in no time!

A Friend for Bear

A Friend for Bear

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

It's spring! And Little Bear is in a hurry to smell the flowers, see the baby animals, and find a friend! But can she take the time to enjoy it? And will she realise that the friend she's been searching for has been with her all along? A book of mindfulness for busy bears.

I'm Not Grumpy!

I'm Not Grumpy!

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

At the edge of the forest lives one grumpy mouse. He's the GRUMBLIEST and GROUCHIEST mouse for miles around. Until he meets a little lost badger, who desperately needs his help. A heartwarming tale about the happiness that comes from making friends.

The Monkey with a Bright Blue Bottom

The Monkey with a Bright Blue Bottom

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

When the mischievous monkey discovers a paintbox, he has a brilliant idea, but things don't go quite as Monkey has planned . . . A hilarious rhyming tale from award-winning author Steve Smallman and illustrator Nick Schon. Perfect for fans of Poo in the Zoo, Hippobottymus and The Dinosaur That Pooped series.

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