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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.

 

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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

Scaredy Bear

Scaredy Bear

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Caroline Pedler Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

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 heart-warming tale about friendship and overcoming your fears.

Bear's Big Bottom Book & CD

Bear's Big Bottom Book & CD

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Emma Yarlett Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/07/2018

Bear was friendly, Bear was sweet, The nicest bear you'd ever meet! With little paws and little feet, And a very BIG bear bottom! Poor Bear! His bottom is causing chaos... Bump! Crash! Splat! Soon Bear is in great big trouble! Can he ever make it up to his friends? The CD contains witty narration plus original music and sound effects, and page-turning prompts for learner readers to join in!

Super Pants!

Super Pants!

Author: Steve Smallman, Cee Biscoe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2018

When little Lola gets a pair of SUPER PANTS for Christmas she is so excited! When her daddy gets a matching costume, he knows he's in for a long day. I'm a pretty good superhero! cries Lola. But... my daddy is the best of all! A brilliant book for all budding superheroes (and their super dads of course!).

The Very Greedy Bee

The Very Greedy Bee

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Jack Tickle Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/02/2017

The very Greedy Bee won't share his nectar with ANYONE. While all the other bees work hard, the Greedy Bee spends all day guzzling pollen and gobbling nectar. But then one day the very Greedy Bee eats just a bit too much . . . This classic Little Tiger Press paperback is accompanied by a CD featuring an unabridged rendition of the story, complete with music and sound effects. With wonderful, witty narration by Justin Fletcher and Sophie Thompson, this fantastic book and CD set brings The Very Greedy Bee to life!

A Hug for Humphrey

A Hug for Humphrey

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Tim Warnes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

There's a new toy in the bedroom. He's called Humphrey, and he's small, soft and stripy, with a big squidgy tummy. But what sort of toy is he, and what can he do? Poor little Humphrey doesn't know, and it makes him very sad, so the toys decide to help him find out... An endearing story of friendship and of never giving up!

The Lamb Who Came for Dinner

The Lamb Who Came for Dinner

Author: Steve Smallman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Poo in the Zoo

Poo in the Zoo

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Ada Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2015

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

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