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John Yeoman - Author

About the Author

John Yeoman is an English writer. Quentin Blake's friend and colleague, he has written many amusing stories for him to illustrate.

Featured books by John Yeoman

Up with Birds!

Up with Birds!

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Former Children’s Laureate Quentin Blake has teamed up with story teller John Yeoman to create a wonderfully inventive story about how birds came to fly. Before birds could fly, they just hurried into people’s houses for shelter. When the Fflyte family become sick of having birds under their feet all the time, Mr Fflyte invents a flying bicycle and encourages the birds to fly too by equipping them with a balloon each. Soon the air is full of feathers, the house is empty and everyone is happy...  

Other books by John Yeoman

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard's mischievous pup is feeling under the weather and makes up all kinds of ailments! He paints himself with colourful spots, bandages himself from nose to tail and hiccoughs until the windows shake! Long-suffering Old Mother Hubbard tries her best to make him feel better, but nothing seems to work! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Dresses Up

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Dresses Up

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Old Mother Hubbard's Dog is up to no good! Old Mother Hubbard's mischievous pup is looking very scruffy so decides to change his look. He dresses himself up as a baby, a clown and even a burglar - getting into all kinds of trouble along the way! Whatever can she do? This lively and humorous nonsense poem is brilliantly written by John Yeoman and illustrated exuberantly by Quentin Blake.

The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers

The Boy Who Sprouted Antlers

Author: John Yeoman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2018

It is nearly the summer holidays and Billy Dexter and his classmates are trying to finish their wicker baskets. Their craft teacher, Miss Beddows, is so appalled by Billy's efforts that she keeps him in after class for a pep talk. `As long as you set your mind on something and try hard enough, there's nothing you can't do.' Billy loves the idea that he can do anything, but his friends, Melanie and Paul, don't agree. `What about growing horns?' suggests Melanie. It is a challenge Billy has to accept. Brimming with humour and written in John Yeoman's matter-of-fact style, this story from 1961 is vividly illustrated with Quentin Blake's inimitable drawings. It was the second in a long line of collaborations between John Yeoman and Quentin Blake, following soon after their first, A Drink of Water.

A Drink of Water and other stories

A Drink of Water and other stories

Author: John Yeoman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Who would believe it could be so hard to get a drink of water? And to find it at last, cool and fresh but out of reach - that was a problem indeed for a young monkey. But luckily for him, he had an observant and logical mind. This was more than could be said for the dog that made friends with the bear, or the vain jackdaw; and as for the silly ewe and the nanny goat - well, one might call it guile or one might call it simplicity that kept the wolves at bay. First published in 1960, this charming book of animal fables was the first children's book either Quentin Blake or John Yeoman ever published. It exudes all the warmth and wit we have come to expect of their collaborations.

The World's Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records

The World's Laziest Duck and other Amazing Records

Author: John Yeoman, Quentin Blake Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/08/2017

Which fish holds the world record for most escape attempts? Which human cannonball travelled the furthest? What is the world's soppiest fairy tale? Find out these amazing record breakers and lots, lots more in this hilarious alternative to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Mr. Nodd's Ark

Mr. Nodd's Ark

Author: John Yeoman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2016

Mr Nodd is a keen carpenter - he's made a wooden umbrella for his wife, wooden bicycles for his sons Ham and Shem, and a wooden romper-suit for baby Japhet. But when he builds a huge boat in his garden, Mr Nodd has finally gone too far. What use is a giant boat, marrooned in the garden? Then the weather forecast gives him his answer: serious floods are coming. Come with the whole Nodd family on an adventure to discover the perfect use for Mr Nodd's Ark.

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