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Nicola Smee - Author

About the Author

Nicola Smee lives in Tolleshunt D’Arcy, Essex, where she works on her delightful books for children. Nicola's warm and enchanting style has established her as a popular illustrator worldwide. The creation of her many successful picture books was the natural development of inventing stories to entertain her own three naughty boys when they were little!

In 2001 Sleepyhead, one of Nicola's books included in the launch of Macmillan’s Baby Campbell list, was short-listed for The Sainsbury’s Baby Books Award. Nicola has illustrated for children’s TV programmes as well as having many of her own books animated. She has contributed to various magazines and designed book jackets and greetings cards.

Her most recent book for Bloomsbury was Funny Face, which was nominated for the Booktrust Early Years Award 2006 and has already been published in more than six languages.

Featured books by Nicola Smee

Splish-splosh

Splish-splosh

3+ readers

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Colourful fun for farmyard friends but this time in a boat. A great way for toddlers to learn their animals.

Other books by Nicola Smee

Funny Face

Funny Face

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

Funny face. Naughty face. Cross face. Happy face. How many funny faces can you pull? When a big bear takes baby's ball, baby is shocked, then upset, then angry. But when the bear comes back to play, soon baby is having lots of fun! Children will love pulling all the hilarious faces in this charming board book classic - now reissued with a brand new cover. Turn to last page to see how funny you look in the surprise mirror! Filled with adorable baby faces, this interactive first storybook is perfect for exploring feelings with your little one, from surprise and sadness to anger and amusement. Making faces has never been so much fun!

Splish-Splosh

Splish-Splosh

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/04/2016

George Goes Swimming

George Goes Swimming

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2015

George is off to the pool so that he can learn how to swim! He has his armbands at the ready, and Mum is close by to help. With a bit of splashing, it's not long before George learns to love the pool and is swimming in his armbands! George and Bear make the perfect team - explore first experiences with them. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book for toddlers. Look out for other books in the series: George Gets Dressed George Visits the Doctor George Goes on a Plane

George Gets Dressed

George Gets Dressed

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

It's time for George to get dressed. But where should he start? With Bear by his side, George soon learns! George and Bear make a perfect team - explore early years issues with them. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book to share with toddlers. Look out for other books in the series: 'George Visits the Doctor', 'George Goes Swimming' and 'George Goes on a Plane'

George Visits the Doctor

George Visits the Doctor

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

George and Bear both have a sore throat, so they're off to visit the doctor. If anyone can help them feel better, the doctor can! George and Bear make the perfect team - explore first experiences with them. The simple text and bright artwork make this the perfect early story book to share with toddlers. Look out for other books in the series: George Goes on a Plane George Gets Dressed George Goes Swimming

Aodainn Annasach

Aodainn Annasach

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Board book Release Date: 12/02/2014

Jingle Jingle

Jingle Jingle

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Board book Release Date: 13/10/2011

It's snowing and the barnyard is filled with excitement at the prospect of a sleigh ride with Mr. Horse. Cat and Dog and Pig and Duck are all set - but Mr. Horse wants to ride in the sleigh too! Get ready for a seasonal ride that every toddler will want to join again and again! This is the follow-up to Clip-Clop, which has been shortlisted for the City of Discovery Picture Book Award.

Clip-Clop

Clip-Clop

Author: Nicola Smee Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2007

Cat, Dog, Pig and Duck all want to climb aboard Mr Horse for a ride. But when they get bored with the slow pace, they ask Mr Horse to go faster and faster...But will faster lead to disaster? A delightful rhythmical text with adorable illustrations, which will enthral every child.

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