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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

Poo in the Zoo

Poo in the Zoo

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Ada Grey Format: Hardback 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

Hippobottymus

Hippobottymus

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Ada Grey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2015

Plinkety-plonk! Tweetily-tweet! The jungle animals are making music to the sound of the bubbling creek! But - goodness me! - what is that naughty hippo up to? A bonkers, musical rhyming story with a laugh-out-loud, farting surprise! Dance and sing along to the musical noises - and bottoms - of the animals in this funny book by the award-winning author, Steve Smallman (Big Bear's Bottom, Dragon Stew). Kids will love the bright and lively illustrations from Ada Grey (Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby). Packed with laughs and rhymes, Hippobottymus is the perfect picture book for parents and children to read aloud.

Hippobottymus

Hippobottymus

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Ada Grey Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2015

Plinkety-plonk! Tweetily-tweet! The jungle animals are making music to the sound of the bubbling creek! But - goodness me! - what is that naughty hippo up to? A bonkers, musical rhyming story with a laugh-out-loud, farting surprise! Dance and sing along to the musical noises - and bottoms - of the animals in this funny book by the award-winning author, Steve Smallman (Bear's Big Bottom, Dragon Stew). Kids will love the bright and lively illustrations from Ada Grey (Shhh! Don't Wake the Royal Baby). Packed with laughs and rhymes, Hippobottymus is the perfect picture book for parents and children to read aloud.

Bear's Big Bottom

Bear's Big Bottom

Author: Steve Smallman Illustrator: Emma Yarlett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

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? A hilarious story of bottoms, bears and animal friends that will have children giggling at Bear's bottom-based mishaps. From children's favourite Steve Smallman, author of Smelly Peter, the Great Pea Eater and The Monkey with A Bright Blue Bottom.

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