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William Bee - Author

About the Author

William Bee is an artist and commercial designer who has worked for renowned fashion houses including Issay Miyake and Paul Smith. 

He was born in London, but now lives in the English countryside.

As well as writing children's books, he races a vintage sports car, is an international skier, and when at home tends his lawns and meadow. William Bee loves Saturdays, the colour green, tabby cats, the Queen, Rolls Royces, fruit scones, David Niven, staying at home...

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Stanley's Train

Stanley's Train

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Stanley is taking Little Woo, Sophie and Benjamin somewhere special for the day. He prepares the train early in the morning and then, with a chuff, chuff, chuffety-chuff they're off! Little Woo has a beach ball, Benjamin has a toy boat and Sophie has a rubber ring. Where could they be going? Join Stanley and friends for another busy adventure in this colourful new story from William Bee.

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

New in paperback! William Bee is back and this time he's showing us his amazing collection of trains, boats, planes and more. There's his harrier jump jet, which can take off vertically, his World War I fighter plane that can perform amazing stunts, the steam locomotive (peep peep!), the mini submarine, his speedboat (occasionally stolen by Sparky the Dog), and even his space rocket! Blast off! The cone family are helping, or is that hindering?, with the transport, as is Sparky. Perfect for every child fascinated by amazing vehicles that can fly, float, dive underwater, travel on tracks and blast off into outer space! Vroom Vroom! Peep Peep! We have blast off!

Stanley the Postman

Stanley the Postman

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2019

Arty! The First Artist in Space

Arty! The First Artist in Space

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

Arty the frog is an artist. In fact, he's the greatest artist in the world. And now he's about to blast off into space, to go where no artist has gone before. He is not happy about it, but Mr Grimaldi (who sells Arty's paintings) is excited by the opportunity. After a number of uncomfortable space tests, Arty is ready for his artistic space mission. When he comes back, he has a great surprise for the scientists on Earth. Will they be pleased with his artistic endeavours or will they be hopping mad? It's one small step for Arty, one giant leap for art-kind in this latest adventure for everyone's favourite frog. And on the 50th anniversary of the very first moon landings, what could be more timely?

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2019

Now in paperback and with a fresh new cover! William Bee loves his trucks. He has lots, and if you're lucky he'll show you some of them and tell you all about them. There's his tanker truck, which carries all the fuel he needs for his vehicles - in fact it holds enough fuel for 650 cars! Then there's his coal-fired steam truck, his amphibious truck, which can swim, his truck with its very own crane and his snow-blowing truck, plus the truck that carries all of his racing cars, and not forgetting his jet-powered truck that can reach 370mph! And that's just the beginning of his collection. Join William, his dog and his gang of unruly traffic cones on a grand tour of the world of trucks. Perfect for every child who is fascinated by vehicles large and small - but mainly large! And can you spot the toy rabbit hidden on every double page spread? Peep Peep!

Stanley's Cafe

Stanley's Cafe

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2018

It's another busy day at Stanley's Cafe. He's baking a very special cake - but whose birthday can it be? Join Stanley and friends for a tasty adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...

Arty! The Greatest Artist In The World

Arty! The Greatest Artist In The World

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2018

Arty is a frog. But not just any frog. He's also the greatest artist in the world. But how did he become the greatest artist in the world? Well, he had to paint the highest painting in the world. And the wobbliest. The fastest. The wettest. The loudest. And don't forget the hairiest and scariest! Join Arty and his agent, Mr Grimaldi, as they get themselves into all sorts of strange situations - from balancing on a stepladder at the top of Mount Everest, being strapped on the wing of a supersonic plane, coming face to face with a very big gorilla, balancing on a tightrope and much much more. Arty will make you laugh out loud as you wonder at his amazing antics and supreme confidence!

Stanley's School

Stanley's School

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

William Bee's Wonderful World of Tractors and Farm Machines

William Bee's Wonderful World of Tractors and Farm Machines

Author: William Bee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

William Bee is back and this time he's showing us his amazing collection of farm machines and tractors. There's his teeny tiny tractor for picking fruit, the widest tractor in the world that can cover acre after acre, tractors for pulling ploughs or for pushing smelly loads of manure, his combine harvester and not forgetting his animals, including cows, Daisy and Buttercup, plus Brian the horse. The Cone Family are back to help (or is that hinder?) on the farm, as is Sparky the dog. Perfect for every child fascinated by farms, tractors and amazing vehicles. Brmm Brmm, let's get farming!

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trains, Boats and Planes

Author: William Bee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

William Bee is back and this time he's showing us his amazing collection of trains, boats, planes and more. There's his harrier jump jet, which can take off vertically, his World War I fighter plane that can perform amazing stunts, the steam locomotive (peep peep!), the mini submarine, his speedboat (occasionally stolen by Sparky the Dog), and even his space rocket! Blast off! The cone family are helping, or is that hindering?, with the transport, as is Sparky. Perfect for every child fascinated by amazing vehicles that can fly, float, dive underwater, travel on tracks and blast off into outer space! Vroom Vroom! Peep Peep! We have blast off!

Stanley's Numbers

Stanley's Numbers

Author: William Bee Format: Board book Release Date: 06/07/2017

Stanley's Opposites

Stanley's Opposites

Author: William Bee Format: Board book Release Date: 06/07/2017

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks

William Bee's Wonderful World of Trucks

Author: William Bee Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Now in paperback and with a fresh new cover! William Bee loves his trucks. He has lots, and if you're lucky he'll show you some of them and tell you all about them. There's his tanker truck, which carries all the fuel he needs for his vehicles - in fact it holds enough fuel for 650 cars! Then there's his coal-fired steam truck, his amphibious truck, which can swim, his truck with its very own crane and his snow-blowing truck, plus the truck that carries all of his racing cars, and not forgetting his jet-powered truck that can reach 370mph! And that's just the beginning of his collection. Join William, his dog and his gang of unruly traffic cones on a grand tour of the world of trucks. Perfect for every child who is fascinated by vehicles large and small - but mainly large! And can you spot the toy rabbit hidden on every double page spread? Peep Peep!

Stanley's Shop

Stanley's Shop

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

It's time for Stanley's Shop to open! First there's the delivery to unload from the truck,then there's the customers to deal with... Hattie is buying (too much) cheese, Little Woo has his eye on some sweet treats and Myrtle needs some bread. How will they get all their shopping home? Stanley's delivery service, of course. It's another busy day for Stanley and friends.

Migloo's Weekend

Migloo's Weekend

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Join Migloo - everyone's favourite dog - in another hilarious, jam-packed search-and-find story book experience from William Bee, creator of Whatever and author of Worst in Show. Praise for Migloo's Day: Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better ... There's definitely a new Busytown in town Kirkus Reviews Migloo, the star of Migloo's Day, is back - and it's the weekend! Another jam-packed search-and-find story book experience from William Bee, Migloo's Weekend sees Migloo and his Sunnytown friends throw off their uniforms and living it large - going on trips to the museum, the outdoor cinema, the racetrack and the glitzy fairground! There might even be a film star sighting, too! Contains all of the incredible interactive features of Migloo's Day: hilarious visual narratives, an eye-watering gatefold and a jam-packed play page with SO many more things to find. Sunnytown is funnier, sillier and busier than ever before!

Migloo's Weekend

Migloo's Weekend

Author: William Bee Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Join Migloo - everyone's favourite dog - in another hilarious, jam-packed search-and-find story book experience from William Bee, creator of Whatever and author of Worst in Show. Praise for Migloo's Day: Doing Richard Scarry considerably more than one better ... There's definitely a new Busytown in town Kirkus Reviews Migloo, the star of Migloo's Day, is back - and it's the weekend! Another jam-packed search-and-find story book experience from William Bee, Migloo's Weekend sees Migloo and his Sunnytown friends throw off their uniforms and living it large - going on trips to the museum, the outdoor cinema, the racetrack and the glitzy fairground! There might even be a film star sighting, too! Contains all of the incredible interactive features of Migloo's Day: hilarious visual narratives, an eye-watering gatefold and a jam-packed play page with SO many more things to find. Sunnytown is funnier, sillier and busier than ever before!

Stanley's Shapes

Stanley's Shapes

Author: William Bee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/07/2016

Stanley and Little Woo are on holiday learning about shapes in this gorgeous little board book. You can join them as they spot circles, squares, triangles and more!

Stanley's Colours

Stanley's Colours

Author: William Bee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/07/2016

Stanley and Little Woo are learning about colours. Join them as they look at vehicles in all the colours of the rainbow.

Migloo's Day

Migloo's Day

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Join Migloo, a fun-loving dog, on his day out and about in the busy, silly and hilarious world of Sunnytown! From the iconic creator of Whatever, William Bee, comes a brand new series and the ultimate search-and-find story book experience. Meet Migloo - everyone's favourite dog - and follow him on his adventures through Sunnytown as he follows his nose for delicious treats, meets all his friends along the way and even saves the day! Jam-packed town scenes illustrate the adventures of Sunnytown's residents through comical, visual narratives (follow Milo the Monkey who has run away with Zebedee's hat or spot the little rubber ducks that have escaped the plastics factory) and spot all of the town's vehicles on the eye-watering gatefold - fire engines, tractors, ice-cream vans, racing cars and fork-lift tricks! With a chock-a-block play page at the end of the book, too, there are so many hours of interactive fun to be had!

Worst in Show

Worst in Show

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

William Bee celebrates every kind of monster - warts and all! - in this hilarious, raucous tale about competition, friendship and finding your own unique place in the world. In this hilarious, raucous tale of competition, friendship and finding your own unique place in the world, Albert enters his pet monster, Sidney, in ... The Best Pet Monster in the World competition! And he has very high hopes. Sidney, however, is a rather gentle monster, who enjoys long soaks in bubble-filled baths while nibbling on some sugary fairy cakes. And a champion monster has to be, well, monstrous to win - they must be able to fly, full of parasites, super smelly, extremely warty and fiercely fire-breathing! Round after round, Sidney tries his hardest, but Albert soon begins to realize that Sidney's best talent might not be a very monstrous one after all... With ever-calamitous competition scenarios, witty one-liners and an action-packed gatefold, this is a wonderful celebration of every kind of monster - warts and all!

Stanley the Builder

Stanley the Builder

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

What a job for Stanley - he's building a house for his friend, Myrtle. He will need his digger and his bulldozer and his cement mixer! He will also need his friend, Charlie to help. But will they manage to build the whole house? Join Stanley and friends for a hard-working adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...

Migloo's Day

Migloo's Day

Author: William Bee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2015

From the creator of Whatever, comes a brand new series and the ultimate search-and-find story book experience. Join Migloo, a fun-loving dog, on his day out and about in the busy, silly and hilarious world of Sunnytown! From the iconic creator of Whatever, William Bee, comes a brand new series and the ultimate search-and-find story book experience. Meet Migloo - everyone's favourite dog - and follow him on his adventures through Sunnytown as he follows his nose for delicious treats, meets all his friends along the way and even saves the day! Jam-packed town scenes illustrate the adventures of Sunnytown's residents through comical, visual narratives (follow Milo the Monkey who has run away with Zebedee's hat or spot the little rubber ducks that have escaped the plastics factory) and spot all of the town's vehicles on the eye-watering gatefold - fire engines, tractors, ice-cream vans, racing cars and fork-lift trucks! With a chock-a-block play page at the end of the book, too, there are so many hours of interactive fun to be had!

Stanley the Farmer

Stanley the Farmer

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Down on the farm, there's seeds to be sown. Stanley has to get on his tractor and plough the field. There's lots to be done, and friends to help him out, but will the seeds grow? Join Stanley and friends for an out-of-doors adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...

Stanley's Garage

Stanley's Garage

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2015

Ring! Ring! Another phone call for Stanley's Garage - but can he fix all the cars with problems today? There's an overheating radiator, a flat tyre, and a bit of an oily mess! What a job for Stanley and his pick-up truck. Join Stanley and friends for a mucky adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...

Stanley the Farmer

Stanley the Farmer

Author: William Bee Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Down on the farm, there's seeds to be sown. Stanley has to get on his tractor and plough the field. There's lots to be done, and friends to help him out, but will the seeds grow? Join Stanley and friends for an out-of-doors adventure in this colourful new series from William Bee...

Digger Dog

Digger Dog

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Digger Dog loves to dig up bones...the bigger the better. But for the biggest bone in the world, what will Digger Dog need? The biggest digger in the world, of course! All through the story, the diggers get bigger, the hole gets deeper and there is the most fantastic fold-out surprise at the end! It has all the ingredients for a brilliant picture book for pre-schoolers.

And the Train Goes...

And the Train Goes...

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

All aboard the train for this cumulative picture book, full of delicious read-aloud sounds! Join the eclectic and eccentric passengers on the train: ladies off to the races, chattering children on a school trip, business men going to the city, chickens off to market ... and all the while the train goes Clickerty Click Clickerty Clack ... Chuff Chuff Chufferty Chuff ... Woo Woooooo!

Whatever

Whatever

Author: William Bee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2006

Nothing impresses Billy in this hilarious modern cautionary tale! Whatever, says Billy. It doesn't matter what Dad shows him; whether it's the tallest giraffe or the smallest butterfly, the world's curliest trumpet or steamiest train ... even a trip to outer space makes Billy say Whatever . Until, that is, Billy meets the world's hungriest tiger and is promptly gobbled up. I'm still in here Dad, yells Billy. Whatever, says Dad!

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