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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 Illustrator: Neil Price 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

Pig Who Shared The Prodigal Son

Pig Who Shared The Prodigal Son

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2005

Pilgrim's Progress A Retelling of John Bunyan's Classic

Pilgrim's Progress A Retelling of John Bunyan's Classic

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2004

A fresh retelling of this classic story recounts the adventures and perils of Christian on his dangerous journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. On the road, he meets terrifying monsters, horrible giants, a cruel judge, raging lions and scary dark places. But he also makes good friends and, at last, reaches his journey's end - the Celestial City. Illustrations by popular children's illustrator Steve Smallman add to the drama and emotion of John Bunyan's classic tale, making this is an ideal introduction to Christian values.

Donkey to the Rescue The Good Samaritan's Donkey

Donkey to the Rescue The Good Samaritan's Donkey

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2004

Big Fish's Supper Jonah and the Great Fish

Big Fish's Supper Jonah and the Great Fish

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Board book Release Date: 20/01/2004

Lion Misses Breakfast Daniel and the Lions

Lion Misses Breakfast Daniel and the Lions

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Board book Release Date: 20/01/2004

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