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Tim Hopgood - Author

About the Author

Tim Hopgood lives with his wife, children and cats in North Yorkshire. He is a graduate of Kingston University and worked for twenty years in graphic design and freelance illustration. Tim’s first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published by Macmillan in 2006 and he has gone on to publish a number of successful picture books including Tip Tap went the Crab and WOW said the Owl.

 

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Bubbling with energy, prize winning Tim Hopgood’s illustrations are also full of warmth. The enchanting owl, waking up as night falls, gives a beautiful introduction to colours in Wow! Said the Owl while a chirpy crab with very big eyes tip taps as it counts its way around the seashore in Tip Tap went the Crab. A Dog Called Rod  is a wonderful fantasy about owning a dog even though dad says dogs are noisy, messy and expensive! Full of life as the pages shimmer, Here Comes Frankie is also full of noise as Frankie’s life is transformed when he starts to play the trumpet. There’s lots of noise and energy too as the gloriously strokable sofa takes off on an unusual adventure in Our Big Blue Sofa.

Featured books by Tim Hopgood

Other books by Tim Hopgood

Cyril the Lonely Cloud

Cyril the Lonely Cloud

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

It is sad but true that no one is ever pleased to see Cyril the cloud. He's always being blamed for ruining everyone's fun: casting shadows over everywhere he goes, and making things look dull and miserable. So, one day, Cyril drifts far, far away in search of a friendly face: over farmland, towns, and an ocean . . . Eventually he arrives in a new land whose ground is baking hot. Here everyone welcomes the shade Cyril gives. This makes Cyril so happy that he cries big glorious tears of joy. And his tears soak the land and everything seems to smile. And that is all Cyril ever wanted - to look down on the world and see a happy smile. A beautiful story that taps right into what Tim Hopgood's books are all about: celebrating the natural world and promoting a positive outlook on life.

Tim Hopgood's ABC Board Book

Tim Hopgood's ABC Board Book

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

A is for . . . Acorn B is for . . . Butterfly C is for . . . Cloud A perfect introduction to the alphabet and a joyful celebration of nature from the creator of Wow! Said the Owl. Marvel at the beautiful illustrations and the wonderful world we live in. Contains a mirror - turn to the letter Y to see You!

Moon River

Moon River

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/08/2019

Follow a little girl on a magical journey along the Moon River. It flows from her bedroom and out into the big wide world just waiting to be discovered. She's soon to be joined by other children who are all excited to be exploring the beautiful world together. There is such a lot of world to see! Moon River is a song composed by Henry Mancini with Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It recieved an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its performance by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic movie Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Cyril the Lonely Cloud

Cyril the Lonely Cloud

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

It is sad but true that no one is ever pleased to see Cyril the cloud. He's always being blamed for ruining everyone's fun: casting shadows over everywhere he goes, and making things look dull and miserable. So, one day, Cyril drifts far, far away in search of a friendly face: over farmland, towns, and an ocean . . . Eventually he arrives in a new land whose ground is baking hot. Here everyone welcomes the shade Cyril gives. This makes Cyril so happy that he cries big glorious tears of joy. And his tears soak the land and everything seems to smile. And that is all Cyril ever wanted - to look down on the world and see a happy smile. A beautiful story that taps right into what Tim Hopgood's books are all about: celebrating the natural world and promoting a positive outlook on life.

Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 20/09/2018

'I'm singing in the rain, Just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again!' Based on the classic song, this beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates rain and all its fun. Jump in puddles, raise umbrellas, and dance with joy through the pages of this gorgeous story. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, eye-catching art, this book is an uplifting celebration of rain! 'Singing in the Rain' is one of the world's best-loved songs and the centrepiece of one of my favourite films. I love the song's positive message, and the iconic sequence of Gene Kelly dancing in the rain always raises a smile. As adults we tend to think of rain as an inconvenience rather than the joyous thing that it is. Next time it rains, step outside, feel the rain on your face, and give the clouds up above your biggest smile!'

WOW! It's Night-time

WOW! It's Night-time

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Step into a night-time world with Tim Hopgood, creator of the bestselling WOW! Said the Owl in WOW It's Night-time! The curious little owl is back, and this time she's ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you'll soon see . . . A perfect preschool introduction to the nocturnal world with something to count on every page - all the way from one to ten! A timeless book told with warmth and simplicity, perfect for sharing at bedtime. Discover more from Tim Hopgood: WOW! Said the Owl, TIP TAP Went the Crab, Hooray for Hoppy and Walter's Wonderful Web

WOW! It's Night-time

WOW! It's Night-time

Author: Tim Hopgood Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Step into a night-time world with Tim Hopgood, creator of the bestselling WOW! Said the Owl. The curious little owl is back, and this time she's ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you'll soon see... A perfect preschool introduction to the nocturnal world with something to count on every page - all the way from one to ten! A timeless book told with warmth and simplicity, perfect for sharing at bedtime. Also available from Tim Hopgood: WOW! Said the Owl TIP TAP Went the Crab Hooray for Hoppy Walter's Wonderful Web

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