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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

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 Illustrator: Caroline Pedler 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 Illustrator: Caroline Pedler 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 Illustrator: Nick Schon 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.

Itchy, Scritchy, Scratchy Pants

Itchy, Scritchy, Scratchy Pants

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Elina Ellis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Five nippy Vikings set out hiking, off on an adventure to find some yeti fluff. As in the chilly weather, no underpants are better, than a pair of knickers knitted from the stuff!

How to Draw Nativity Step-by-Step with Steve Smallman

How to Draw Nativity Step-by-Step with Steve Smallman

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Spiral bound Release Date: 23/08/2019

Have fun with this fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing Bible characters and animals from the nativity story. Based on expert illustrator Steve Smallman's drawing workshops, it is fully illustrated and comes with a handy sketch pad to draw your own!

The Wolves Who Came for Dinner

The Wolves Who Came for Dinner

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Joelle Dreidemy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

One little lamb. Four hungry wolves. And a forest full of animals out to save the day. But sometimes things are not always what they seem... A brilliant book about breaking down boundaries and challenging stereotypes. The much-anticipated sequel to The Wolves Who Came for Dinner.

Scaredy Bear

Scaredy Bear

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Caroline Pedler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

There's a monster in the forest and Little Bob is out to find him . . . but instead, he finds a very scaredy bear! Will the bear be happy to join in the hunt? A heartwarming tale about friendship and overcoming your fears.

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