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Peter Bently - Author

About the Author

A World Book Day Author 2019

Peter Bently went to ten different schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford University. He started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives with his wife, Lucy, and children, Theo and Tara, in Totnes, Devon (which has its very own excellent medieval castle).

Featured books by Peter Bently

A Recipe for Bedtime

A Recipe for Bedtime

Baby and Toddler

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

Other books by Peter Bently

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Daisy the Digger

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Daisy the Digger

Author: Peter Bently Format: Board book Release Date: 13/08/2019

Meet Daisy the digger - Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow her as she learns all about her role as a construction vehicle and what her job entails. This sweet story explores Daisy's journey of discovery as she learns all about herself and her capabilities. Join Daisy as she overcomes a challenge and learns a valuable lesson in this delightful picture book, part of a fun new board book series for vehicle-mad preschoolers. With colourful illustrations and an engaging story on a favourite topic, this board book inspires a deeper knowledge of the world, encourages creativity and imagination, and supports emotional intelligence.

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Dylan the Dump Truck

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Dylan the Dump Truck

Author: Peter Bently Format: Board book Release Date: 13/08/2019

Meet Dylan the dump truck - Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow him as he learns all about his role as a construction vehicle and what his job entails. This sweet story explores Dylan's journey of discovery as he learns all about himself and his capabilities. Join Dylan as he overcomes a challenge and learns a valuable lesson in this delightful picture book, part of a fun new board book series for vehicle-mad preschoolers. With colourful illustrations and an engaging story on a favourite topic, this board book inspires a deeper knowledge of the world, encourages creativity and imagination, and supports emotional intelligence.

Cats Ahoy!

Cats Ahoy!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

When Alfonso the cat hears there's a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It's brave! It's bold! And it involves a ghost pirate ship, some rather gullible fishermen, and cats ... LOTS of cats. With an infectious rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is set to become a firm favourite for fans of life on the high seas.

Princesses Don't Parp

Princesses Don't Parp

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The Princess is getting ready for her ball at the palace of Par Ping. She's starting to feel nervous. What happens if she pumps or parps or does bum-blasts or toots, bottom-burps, whizpops or poots? That shouldn't be a problem though, as everyone knows princesses don't pump... A new laugh-out-loud new text from Peter Bently, author of Meet the Parents and Dustbin Dad.

Princesses Don't Fart

Princesses Don't Fart

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

The Princess is getting ready for her ball at the palace of Par Ping. She's starting to feel nervous. What happens if she pumps or parps or does bum-blasts or toots, bottom-burps, whizpops or poots? That shouldn't be a problem though, as everyone knows princesses don't pump... A new laugh-out-loud new text from Peter Bently, author of Meet the Parents and Dustbin Dad.

A Home in the Snow

A Home in the Snow

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. It's a big day for Bramble - it's his birthday! The only trouble is, his woodland friends seem to have forgotten all about it! It's beginning to look like poor Bramble will have to celebrate all alone - but perhaps there's a special surprise in store for him after all... Other titles in the series: A Home Full of Friends A Home on the River

The Great Big Busy Wheels Activity Book

The Great Big Busy Wheels Activity Book

Author: Peter Bently, Mandy Archer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

It's time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom and zoom! This action-packed activity book is crammed full of things to find, amazing vehicles to colour, and games and puzzles to entertain. Perfect for rainy days, offering both entertainment and educational value. Activities appear alongside entertaining adventure stories to engage and delight young vehicle lovers. From rescue vehicles to monster trucks, the stories feature a popular vehicle as the central character, and involve a group of animal characters in a supporting role. The activities use plots and themes from within the stories, encouraging reluctant readers to engage with the text and find out what happens next. Can the busy vehicles save the day?

A Home on the River

A Home on the River

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/01/2019

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. Bramble and his friends have no water! The brave badger must head upstream to find the problem. Can Bramble bring the water back to his friends? Other titles in the series: A Home Full of Friends

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Fergus the Fire Engine

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Fergus the Fire Engine

Author: Peter Bently Format: Board book Release Date: 26/09/2018

Meet Fergus the Fire Engine - Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow him as he learns all about his role with the emergency services and what his job entails. This sweet story explores Fergus's journey of discovery as he learns all about himself and his capabilities. Join Fergus as he overcomes a challenge and learns a valuable lesson in this delightful picture book, part of a fun new board book series for vehicle-mad preschoolers. With colourful illustrations and an engaging story on a favourite topic, this board book inspires a deeper knowledge of the world, encourages creativity and imagination, and supports emotional intelligence.

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Tess the Tractor

Whizzy Wheels Academy: Tess the Tractor

Author: Peter Bently Format: Board book Release Date: 26/09/2018

Meet Tess the Tractor - Whizzy Wheels Academy's latest recruit! Follow her as she learns all about her role on the farm and what her job entails. This sweet story explores Tess's journey of discovery as she learns all about herself and her capabilities. Cheer Tess on as she overcomes a challenge and learns a valuable lesson in this delightful picture book, part of a fun new board book series for vehicle-mad preschoolers. With colourful illustrations and an engaging story on a favourite topic, this board book inspires a deeper knowledge of the world, encourages creativity and imagination, and supports emotional intelligence.

A Home on the River

A Home on the River

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. Bramble and his friends have no water! The brave badger must head upstream to find the problem. Can Bramble bring the water back to his friends? Other titles in the series: A Home Full of Friends

The Yoga Ogre

The Yoga Ogre

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so terribly wide? I only eat twelve meals a day, Ogden sighed. The people said, Jim-jams too tight and too short? Overweight ogres should take up a sport! So Ogden does take up a sport - and he does it with gusto! But finding the perfect sport for a big, bumbling ogre isn't quite as simple as it may seem.

Monsters' Nonsense: The Grumpy Guest (Level 5) Practise phonics with non-words - Level 5

Monsters' Nonsense: The Grumpy Guest (Level 5) Practise phonics with non-words - Level 5

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Welcome to Planet Pok - the land of Monsters' Nonsense. Pem Pem's bossy cousin has come to visit, but he's not interested in the tour of Planet Pok. What will happen when Huff Huff discovers an underground tunnel? Step inside a world of monster fun and encourage children to sound out non-words, carefully selected at the right level to support phonic development. Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a fun and exciting story. The adult reads the main narrative whilst the child is encouraged to read the monsters' language in speech bubbles and these `non-words' help them practise their emerging phonics skills at a level that is right for them. Brought to life by award-winning author Peter Bently and Duncan Beedie's comic book style, this fun series creates a valuable shared reading experience and will inspire any child to become a monster reader!

Monsters' Nonsense: The Wizard of Poob (Level 6) Practise phonic with non-words - Level 6

Monsters' Nonsense: The Wizard of Poob (Level 6) Practise phonic with non-words - Level 6

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/04/2018

Welcome to Planet Pok - the land of Monsters' Nonsense. The monsters discover a strange spaceship belonging to a wizard from another planet. Can they help him save Planet Poob from the Space Slugs? Monsters' Nonsense is designed for children to practice decoding nonsense words within a fun and exciting story. The adult reads the main narrative whilst the child is encouraged to read the monsters' language in speech bubbles and these `non-words' help them practise their emerging phonics skills at a level that is right for them. Brought to life by award-winning author Peter Bently and Duncan Beedie's comic book style, this series creates a valuable shared reading experience and will inspire any child to become a monster reader!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue? Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit - from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series. Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent

A Recipe for Playtime

A Recipe for Playtime

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a tender, gentle rhyming story celebrating playtime. Capturing the joy of the simplest games a child plays, including hide-and-seek, chase, and lots of imaginative play. A joyous story with the perfect lullaby ending. Praise for A Recipe for Bedtime: I can imagine this becoming a bedtime favourite with many a toddler. - Red Reading Hub

A Home Full of Friends

A Home Full of Friends

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2018

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. Where will they sleep? I really can't say. Oh, I shouldn't have said they could all come and stay! But Bramble was kind. He would never say no To three little creatures with nowhere to go. One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special. A wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and fun, beautifully illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge.

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! From Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series. The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue? Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit. Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: - 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - The Independent - 'It's Christmas Eve and both Santa and the Tooth Fairy are heading for Little Tim Tucker's house. But finding it and delivering presents and a gold coi are a tricky business.' - Nursery World - 'Lots of fun for young children.' - Angels & Urchins

Santa Selfie

Santa Selfie

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2017

Wherever he went, he heard people say, I must get a photo with Santa today! Santa is taking a break from Christmas and going on holiday instead. But it's not easy to relax when you're one of the most famous people in the world. From Paris and Sydney to the Great Wall of China, people recognise Santa wherever he goes. And all they want is to take photographs with him, whether he's in the gym, having a swim or even eating his lunch. It might not be as fun on holiday as Santa thought . . . Santa Selfie is a brilliantly fun, festive story written by award-winning picture book author, Peter Bently, with a smart message about the perils of being famous. Illustrated with great humour and warmth by exciting talent, Anna Chernyshova. Take your own selfie with Santa absolutely anywhere you go using the pull-out photo frame. The perfect Christmas gift for any Santa fan!

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Author: Peter Bently, Dodie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

A special 32 page picture book adaptation of Dodie Smith's much-loved classic story, perfect for children aged 3 years and up. When Missis and Pongo's darling Dalmatian puppies are stolen, they know just who to suspect . . . the evil Cruella de Vil! She's enough to scare the spots off a pup and she would love nothing more than to turn them into a spotty fur coat! With the help of some fearless furry friends, the parents set off on a brave rescue attempt. But can the Dalmatian parents rescue their precious pups in time? This classic tale about a hundred and one spotty dogs has been adapted for the first time ever as a picture book. Peter Bently's fun adaptation of Dodie Smith's original text will introduce the story to a new generation, with gorgeous artwork from bestselling illustrator, Steven Lenton. Fan's of Dodie Smith's original story will love this new take on an old favourite - the perfect Christmas gift and classic bedtime story to enjoy together. Dodie Smith was an English children's novelist and playwright best known for the novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians (1956), which was adapted into a 1961 Disney animated movie version. Peter Bently is the award-winning bestselling picture book author of Shark in the Dark, Lark in the Ark, The Great Dog Bottom Swap and Cats Ahoy! He won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011. Steven Lenton is the illustrator of the bestselling Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam series (Nosy Crow) which was both the Waterstones picture book of the month and The Times Children's Book of the Week. Steven is originally from Congleton in Cheshire and now lives in London.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Ella Bella Boon

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 3: Ella Bella Boon

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2017

Ella Bella Boon lives on Mix-up Moon and has a cow with sixteen legs! Read all about Ella's unusual life in this enjoyable rhyming story. Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations and develop their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustrators broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. This story is one of six titles at Oxford Level 3, which are phonically decodable with some extra high-interest words to expand children's vocabularies and enrich the stories. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every reader to the right book.

A Home Full of Friends

A Home Full of Friends

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Roald Dahl Funny Prize Winner, Peter Bently, teams up with the creator of Little Wombat, Charles Fuge, for this heartwarming story. Where will they sleep? I really can't say. Oh, I shouldn't have said they could all come and stay! But Bramble was kind. He would never say no To three little creatures with nowhere to go. One stormy night, Bramble Badger offers his home to a group of animals in need and gets more than he bargained for! He's worried about how everyone will fit, but when his house is crowded with friends, he gains something truly special. A wonderful rhyming story full of friendship, love and fun, beautifully illustrated by the one and only Charles Fuge.

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

The Tooth Fairy meets the Royal Family in this hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas. The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent 'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

The hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas. The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent 'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Betsy's Birthday

Oxford Reading Tree All Stars: Oxford Level 10: Betsy's Birthday

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Betsy is very excited. Tomorrow is her birthday! She just has a few jobs to do first but will her daydreaming get in the way? Oxford Reading Tree All Stars is an engaging chapter fiction series which combines age-appropriate content with imaginative stories, perfect for inspiring and stretching able infants. The series develops comprehension skills and provides a wide variety of fiction topics and styles, alongside illustrations that aid understanding. All the books in this series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book - one which will develop their reading skills and fuel their love of reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Potion Commotion

Potion Commotion

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently. Little witch Betty makes a big mess when she tries her hand at cooking. Into the cauldron goes everything from strawberry jam to slices of ham! Betty's potion keeps on growing and growing and soon it's spreading all over town. But when a hungry dragon arrives on the scene, can Betty's brew save the day? A spellbinding tale of magical mishaps!

Vampire School Show and Yell

Vampire School Show and Yell

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Are you a vampire? NO? Then you can't attend St.Orlok's I'm afraid. But not to worry - you are invited to join the young vampires for another monstrous tale of madcap midnight mayhem and spooky schoolkid capers!

Vampire School Stage Fright

Vampire School Stage Fright

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Lee Price lives with his mum and dad in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Like most nine-year-olds, Lee goes to school every day. Or rather, every night. Because St. Orlok's Primary School is no ordinary school, and Lee is no ordinary boy. St. Orlok's is a school for young vampires. Disaster strikes when the lead in the school phantomime, Snow Fright and the Seven Dwarfs, loses her voice on the morning of the play. But Lee, Bella and Billy concoct a plan to save the day...and encounter Miss Gargoyle's mystery guest!

Vampire School Casketball Capers

Vampire School Casketball Capers

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Lee Price lives with his mum and dad in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Like most nine-year-olds, Lee goes to school every day. Or rather, every night. Because St. Orlok's Elementary School is no ordinary school, and Lee is no ordinary boy. St. Orlok's is a school for young vampires. Lee and his best friends Billy and Bella are preparing for a big casketball match against the Chaney Street werewolves. But when the other team arrives, it seems that some of them aren't planning on playing a fair game. Lee must come up with a plan - fast! Will he manage to foil the cheats before the final whistle blows?

The Prince and the Porker

The Prince and the Porker

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Pignatius was passing the palace one day, when he saw ten fresh buns left to cool on a tray... Sneaking into the palace, looking for more treats, Pignatius tries on a wig and some clothes and the servants mistake him for the real prince! Of course the rein of this porky impostor can't last long, but when the actual prince returns, he saves Pignatius's bacon. It turns out that he's always wanted a double to deal with a particularly frightening dragon... his Aunt Alice!

Captain Jack and the Pirates

Captain Jack and the Pirates

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

From the award-winning creator of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Peter Bently comes this utterly delightful picture book, that sees a family day out at the beach turn into a wonderful piratical adventure! Make-believe fun, illustrated by picture book star, Helen Oxenbury, will capture the imaginations of children everywhere. This is sure to be a classic.

Hot Dog Hal

Hot Dog Hal

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and bestselling illustrator Tom McLaughlin. Sausage dog Hal loves his trusty old blanket and takes it everywhere, even though his friends all say that it makes him look like a sausage covered in mustard. From the beach to the zoo, wherever Hal goes his blanket goes with him. Little do Hal's friends know just how useful it might turn out to be when a thunderstorm strikes and Hal manages to rescue his canine chums using that scruffy old blanket!

Tooth Fairy's Christmas

Tooth Fairy's Christmas

Author: Peter Bently, Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

The Tooth Fairy meets Santa! A glorious rhyming story with that feel-good Christmas factor. Tim Tucker has just lost a tooth but the Tooth Fairy is blown off-course in the snow. Luckily, a sleigh comes her way and Santa rescues her. Together, and with the help of a little magic, they deliver their gifts to Tim. Full of magic and wonder - a perfect Christmas gift from the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the illustrator of the bestselling The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas.

Vampire School Ghoul Trip

Vampire School Ghoul Trip

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Lee Price lives with his mum and dad in an ordinary house on an ordinary street. Like most nine-year-olds, Lee goes to school every day. Or rather, every night. Because St. Orlok's Elementary School is no ordinary school, and Lee is no ordinary boy. St. Orlok's is a school for young vampires. Lee, Billy and Bella and the rest of Miss Gargoyle's class are off on a school trip to the fun fair. But when they arrive, there are some very strange characters hanging around. Could they have anything to do with the spate of robberies that have been happening around town? Lee, Billy and Bella decide to do some investigation and get to the bottom of the mystery.

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Doug Lugg, Boy Slug

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 8: Doug Lugg, Boy Slug

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Doug Lugg hates vegetables. He won't eat carrots, spinach, broccoli or peas ... until one night he finds himself transformed into a giant, vegetable-loving slug! Doug Lugg, Boy Slug is an entertaining story told in rhyme, with captivating illustrations (and a bit of slug slime). Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

A Dog's Life!

A Dog's Life!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. After a suspected break in, Sir Percy decides that what Castle Bombast needs is a guard dog. But nothing can prepare Cedric for the amount of chaos caused by one slobbery hound.

A Recipe for Bedtime

A Recipe for Bedtime

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, comes a classic baby bedtime book with a perfect lullaby ending. Baby, baby soft and sweet, almost good enough to eat! It's night-night time so come with me, and hear my bedtime recipe. An utterly charming tale. No bedtime collection should be without it. With its tender, gently soporific rhyming text and pictures so beautifully in tune, I can imagine this becoming a bedtime favourite with many a toddler. - Red Reading Hub

Foul Play!

Foul Play!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2015

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. Sir Percy has bet Castle Bombast on the FOOTBALL tournament at the May Fair. The only problem is we haven't got a team! Now it's up to ME to find some players and make sure we WIN. But Sir Roland the Rotten's team has a TERRIFYING reputation and the only volunteers I can find have never kicked a ball in their lives... Eek! A hilarious series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author, Peter Bently. Great for fans of Horrible Histories and Sir Gadabout.

Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear

Princess Sleepyhead and the Night-Night Bear

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The moon's in the sky and the kingdom's asleep. The cows are all slumbering. So are the sheep. The ducks are tucked up in the roots of the willow. The rabbit is drowsily nibbling his pillow . . . Night has fallen on the castle, and all the people and animals in the kingdom are snuggled up and snoozing. All except Princess Sleepyhead - she's tried running, jumping, counting and chasing, but it's no use - she just can't get to sleep! Luckily the Night-Night Bear is on hand to help. He knows that what every little princess needs at bedtime is a story, and - most importantly - a goodnight kiss. This sweet rhyming story by the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize is perfect for sharing at bedtime.

Rotten Luck!

Rotten Luck!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2015

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 4 of the Knightmare series, a notorious outlaw is terrifying the locals and the king has ordered Sir Percy to track him down. Cedric and his master head off into the depths of Grimwood in search of the Ghost and his gang. But there are more than just robbers lurking in the fearsome forest... Yikes! A hilarious series from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author, Peter Bently. Great for fans of Horrible Histories and Sir Gadabout.

Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate

Polly Parrot Picks a Pirate

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Polly Parrot is looking for a pirate. Not just any pirate -- one that will make the perfect pet. But finding the perfect pet pirate isn't easy. This picky parrot might just end up with more pirate than she expected . . . A new comedy caper from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winning author, Peter Bently.

The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train

The Cat and the Mouse and the Runaway Train

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2014

From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes a pacy rhyming adventure, perfect for any child who loves trains. When a naughty little mouse steals cheese from the station master, a battle between cat and mouse follows! But they put their differences aside when a big, red steam train comes tearing down the track straight towards them! Exquisitely illustrated, this cat and mouse chase is a truly memorable ride that will be good for many repeated trips. 'This is a book that children will really enjoy... It's a book that will give children's sense of adventure a boost up the bottom.' - Rhino Reads

King Jack and the Dragon Book and CD

King Jack and the Dragon Book and CD

Author: Peter Bently Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/08/2014

King Jack and the Dragon is a magical make-believe story illustrated by Helen Oxenbury Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over . . . but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure, illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere. This paperback and CD features a wonderful audio retelling of this lovely bedtime story.

Damsel Disaster!

Damsel Disaster!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 3 of the Knightmare series, a wealthy princess is visiting the kingdom in search of a husband, and Sir Percy has a plot up his sleeve to see off the other potential suitors. As usual, Cedric has a key part to play in his master's plan. Ugh! Dressing up as a maiden in silk bloomers wasn't quite what he had in mind when he signed up to be a squire. A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to young readers aged six to eight years.

Feast Fight!

Feast Fight!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2014

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 2 of the Knightmare series, there's going to be a banquet at Castle Bombast. And not just any old banquet - the king and queen will be attending, and they expect the very best. Which all means more work for Cedric! But what will Sir Percy's old enemy - Roland the Rotten - do when he finds out he's not invited? A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to boys aged six to eight years.

Great Sheep Shenanigans

Great Sheep Shenanigans

Author: Peter Bently Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

"e;A lamb for my supper will taste mighty fine!"e; thought a wily old wolf by the name of Lou Pine. Poor Lou! In this fractured fairy tale, the wolf is stopped at the hedge by the flock's protector, Rambo the Ram. So Lou sets off to find a disguise that will let him sneak into the flock. He tries a fuzzy bathrobe, paint, and even cotton candy, but nothing works out. Can he scare Red Riding Hood's grandmother into knitting him a costume? Or will she-like everyone else-be able to thwart the wolf's plans?

Dustbin Dad

Dustbin Dad

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Do you leave food on your plate at mealtimes? If you do, beware, it could lead to all sorts of trouble . . . The dad in this book has a penchant for leftover food - even the bits that are soggy and chewed! He eats EVERYTHING - unfinished sandwiches, cold soggy fries, unwanted broccoli, half eaten pies! But when, one day, he accidentally guzzles the cat's Puss-Pep-Up Powder, strange things start to happen . . .

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Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

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Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2013

Part of the Bug Club whole school reading programme for Reception, KS1 and KS2 that transforms young readers into life-long readers. Children are instantly engaged by the characters they know and love and want to read more and more.

King Jack and the Dragon

King Jack and the Dragon

Author: Peter Bently Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2013

Illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, this magical make-believe adventure is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere.Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over . . . but brave King Jack is more than a match for fearsome dragons and terrible beasties. Peter Bently and Helen Oxenbury weave a tale of such powerful magic that King Jack and the Dragon looks set to become a classic every bit as powerful as We're Going on a Bear Hunt. This wonderful new tale is now reissued in hardy board book format, to be enjoyed again and again by the hardiest little warriors.

Hoigh! Cait!

Hoigh! Cait!

Author: Peter Bently, Jim Field Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/02/2013

King Jack and the Dragon

King Jack and the Dragon

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

A magical, rhyming bedtime picture book starring brave King Jack, a band of faithful knights and a big green dragon. Raaahhh! Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, the award-winning artist of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Alice in Wonderland. Jack, Zak and Caspar were making a den, a mighty great fort for King Jack and his men . . . Night is falling, bedtime is looming and playtime is nearly over . . . but brave King Jack is more than a match for dragons and terrible beasties. This magical make-believe adventure, illustrated by picture book star Helen Oxenbury, is the perfect bedtime tale for little boys and brave children everywhere. Normal 0 0 1 65 373 Puffin 3 1 458 11.1287 0 0 0 Generations of children have been charmed by Helen Oxenbury's award-winning illustrations. Helen has won the Kate Greenaway medal and the Nestle Smarties prize. Her numerous books include We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol. Peter Bently started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives in Devon with his wife, Lucy and their children Theo (alias King Jack) and Tara.

Vampire School Teacher Screecher

Vampire School Teacher Screecher

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

The gang are back in this fourth installment of Vampire School, and there's a nasty case of bat flu going about. With Miss Gargoyle off sick, the supply teacher, Miss Fitt, quite literally turns out to be a monster - complete with neck bolts and lightening storms! Caretaker Mr Gore is up to something, but will Lee, Bella and Billy manage to find out what? A humorous chapter book, perfect for children beginning to read on their own, these young vampires' adventures will appeal to girls and boys alike.

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