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Peter Bently - Author

About the Author

A World Book Day Author 2019

Peter Bently grew up in an army family and went to ten different schools. He studied languages at Oxford and worked as a journalist and non-fiction book editor before becoming a children's author when his own two children were very small. He is the author of more than sixty books, including The Great Dog Bottom Swap (illustrated by Mei Matsuoka); Cats Ahoy! (illustrated by Jim Field), which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize; and King Jack and the Dragon  (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury), an American Library Association Notable Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Featured books by Peter Bently

A Recipe for Bedtime

A Recipe for Bedtime

3+ readers

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Sarah Massini Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

Other books by Peter Bently

Farmer Clegg's Night Out

Farmer Clegg's Night Out

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Jim Field Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2021

The atmosphere is electric out in the farmyard - who's got talent? Old Farmer Clegg may be tucked up for the night, but there's a talent show about to take place and all the animals are desperate to win. Will a break-dancing horse take the top spot? Will the pop-singing sheep twins be offered a record contract? Competition is fierce, but nobody's counted on a certain farmer with a sleepwalking habit! With laugh-out-loud text from Peter Bently and lively, comedic illustrations from Oi Frog! illustrator Jim Field - not to mention a pig mariachi band - the fun-packed Farmer Clegg's Night Out will delight boys and girls alike.

The King's Birthday Suit

The King's Birthday Suit

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Claire Powell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third had SO many clothes it was simply absurd ... So when two seemingly well-meaning fabric merchants promise to make an outfit of only the very BEST and most special cloth, King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third simply cannot resist. He MUST have these new clothes! Surely, the unquestionably charitable and not-at-all-suspicious-looking tailors are genuine, and the King won't end up looking red-cheeked ... ? This funny and timely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable 'The Emperor's New Clothes' will not only make children laugh, but also encourage them to think and speak up for what they believe.

The King's Birthday Suit

The King's Birthday Suit

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Claire Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2021

King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third had SO many clothes it was simply absurd ... So when two seemingly well-meaning fabric merchants promise to make an outfit of only the very BEST and most special cloth, King Albert-Horatio-Otto the Third simply cannot resist. He MUST have these new clothes! Surely, the unquestionably charitable and not-at-all-suspicious-looking tailors are genuine, and the King won't end up looking red-cheeked ... ? This funny and timely retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fable 'The Emperor's New Clothes' will not only make children laugh, but also encourage them to think and speak up for what they believe.

Goldilocks in Space

Goldilocks in Space

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Chris Jevons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Captain Goldilocks is on a mission to find a new planet that's just as good as Earth! But everywhere she lands is too cold or too hot, too slimy or too scary, too wobbly or too full-of-aliens. Will she ever find a planet that's just right? An interstellar adventure with a timely environmental messgage from award-winning author Peter Bently. Goldilocks in Space is the first in a new series of futuristic fairy tales, set in outer space. Featuring favourite fairy tale characters as super-cool astronauts leading their own missions and learning about cosmology along the way, this book is a must for little space fans!

Goldilocks in Space

Goldilocks in Space

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Chris Jevons Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Captain Goldilocks is on a mission to find a new planet that's just as good as Earth! But everywhere she lands is too cold or too hot, too slimy or too scary, too wobbly or too full-of-aliens. Will she ever find a planet that's just right? An interstellar adventure with a timely environmental messgage from award-winning author Peter Bently. Goldilocks in Space is the first in a new series of futuristic fairy tales, set in outer space. Featuring favourite fairy tale characters as super-cool astronauts leading their own missions and learning about cosmology along the way, this book is a must for little space fans!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang An illustrated children's classic

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang An illustrated children's classic

Author: Peter Bently, Ian Fleming Illustrator: Steve Antony Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Join Jeremy and Jemima Potts on a madcap adventure in the world's most famous magical, flying car - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Dad started the engine. It made two loud sneezes - CHITTY! CHITTY! - and two small explosions - BANG! BANG! - and thundered into life! A stunningly illustrated picture-book retelling of Ian Fleming's timeless classic - a must for every child's bookshelf! Stunning illustrations throughout bring this classic tale to life for the youngest of fans. Retold by the much-loved children's author Peter Bently and beautifully illustrated by picture book star Steve Antony, the creator of Mr Panda.

Rich Witch, Poor Witch

Rich Witch, Poor Witch

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Jim Field Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

You don't need a wand to work magic! Witch sisters Rita and Rose couldn't be more different. Witch Rose is poor, and helps others for free, whereas Rita is rich and charges clients huge fees. But when the princess Anna Lucinda Cecilia Grace is too glum to even smile, Witch Rita tries everything from exquisite tiaras and fabulous frocks to conjuring a pet dragon to cheer up the princess, with no success. Just as Witch Rita looks set to lose her fee, Witch Rose arrives at the palace. Will she be able to get the princess to smile? Rich Witch, Poor Witch is a fantastically funny fairytale from the winners of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Peter Bently and Jim Field.

Where the Sea Meets the Sky

Where the Sea Meets the Sky

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Riko Sekiguchi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

One brave little sea otter is on a quest to find the place where the sea meets the sky. But however far she travels, home is never far away. Sophie's mum says that no one can reach the horizon, and no one should try. But Sophie reckons it doesn't look that far! She sets off on an exciting journey, meeting all sorts of sea creatures on the way - walruses and whales, lobsters and starfish . . . and someone a little more dangerous . . . A beautiful rhyming underwater adventure, stunningly illustrated by talented debut artist Riko Sekiguchi, winner of the 2018 Carmelite Prize.

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