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Ruth Symons - Author

About the Author

Ruth Symons has worked in publishing for a number of years and more recently has turned her hand to writing children's books. Ruth has written several QED titles previously, including publications from the 'Spot The..' and the popular 'What If A Dino' series. Laura Watkins graduated from the University for Creative Arts in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in illustration. Since then she has worked on a number of exciting publications, including QED's title 'What's In Your Pocket?'. Outside of illustration, she has experience in art consultancy and has designed the walls of the NHS children's hospital in Lambeth.

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Other books by Ruth Symons

A Year in the Wild

A Year in the Wild

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Discover the four seasons in spell-binding detail, brought to life in art made entirely from pressed flowers and leaves. Artist Helen Ahpornsiri transforms petals, leaves and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows and fluttering butterflies. Turn the page to watch flowers unfold, see birds take flight or peek inside animal homes. Marvel at the magic of each moment and rediscover the wonders of a year in the wild . . .

Sea Lights

Sea Lights

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

At night we sail over the inky black sea, me and my dad, in our little red boat. We cast out our nets, and we wait in the dark, and the star light shines above us. Follow the journey of one little girl and her father as their fishing boat comes back home. Clever paper engineering makes objects 'light up' on every spread - from the roaming beams of the lighthouse, to the warm yellow lights of the fishing village. With a lyrical, repetitive text and atmospheric art by The Ride-by-Nights illustrator Carolina Rabei, this twinkly tale will have little readers feeling sleepy in no time.

Pop Inside: Animal Homes

Pop Inside: Animal Homes

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Vibrantly illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson, this enchanting pop-up book takes a peek inside six different animal homes. Little ones will love lifting the flaps and opening the gatefolds to make each scene come to life. With short, accessible text and lots to spot on every page, these playful scenes are just the thing to help very young readers understand animal homes and behaviour.

I thought I saw a... Monkey!

I thought I saw a... Monkey!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They'll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the monkey hiding in every scene. Is it riding on the trolley? Or hiding in the cereal aisle? Just push the slider to find out! With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing with this delightful novelty series.

I thought I saw a... Penguin!

I thought I saw a... Penguin!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 13/06/2019

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They'll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the penguin hiding in every scene. Is it swimming in the sea? Or playing in the sandcastle? Just push the slider to find out! With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing with this fun novelty book.

Paper World: Planet Earth

Paper World: Planet Earth

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Planet Earth uses ingenious paper cuts to reveal the amazing details of our planet, from bubbling volcanoes to rushing rivers to its boiling hot interior. With detailed art by paper-cut studio Bomboland, a fact-packed text, and flaps and die-cuts on every spread, this unique novelty book will appeal to all the family.

I thought I saw an... elephant!

I thought I saw an... elephant!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 14/06/2018

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They'll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the elephant hiding in every scene. Is it behind the tree? Or on the slide? Just push the slider to find out! With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing with this fresh new novelty series.

I thought I saw a... bear!

I thought I saw a... bear!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 14/06/2018

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They'll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the bear hiding in every scene. Is it in the car? Or on the train? Just push the slider to find out! With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing along with this fresh new novelty series.

A Year in the Wild

A Year in the Wild

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Take a journey through the seasons in this beautiful book, made entirely from hand-pressed plants. Artist Helen Ahpornsiri transforms petals, leaves and seeds into bounding hares, swooping swallows and fluttering butterflies. Turn the page to watch flowers unfold, see birds take flight or peek inside animal homes. Marvel at the magic of each moment and rediscover the wonders of a year in the wild . . .

Ancient Worlds

Ancient Worlds

Author: Ruth Symons Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Created by Q-files.com, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13. Covers 12 major subject areas, including: First Civilisations, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient China, Ancient Greece, Roman Empire, Ancient America, Timeline More than 250 keywords alphabetically listed and clearly explained; fact panels with extra information; more than 80 detailed illustrations; comprehensive index Part of a 16-title reference set suitable for children aged 8-13 covering a comprehensive range of topics-perfect for use in school or for homework. Each title includes 12 major headwords (one per spread) followed by 15-30 alphabetically listed entries, each clearly described and explained in a few sentences. Included on every spread is a factfile or timeline, plus a range of superb illustrations, diagrams or photos.

Earth

Earth

Author: Ruth Symons Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Created by Q-files.com, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13.Covers 12 major subject areas, including: The Origin of the Earth, Planet Earth, Moving Earth, Volcanoes, Mountains and Glaciers, Rocks, Rivers and Caves, Deserts, Oceans, Coasts, Weather, Atmosphere, Seasons and Climate. More than 250 keywords alphabetically listed and clearly explained; fact panels with extra information; more than 80 detailed illustrations; comprehensive index Part of a 16-title reference set suitable for children aged 8-13 covering a comprehensive range of topics-perfect for use in school or for homework. Each title includes 12 major headwords (one per spread) followed by 15-30 alphabetically listed entries, each clearly described and explained in a few sentences. Included on every spread is a factfile or timeline, plus a range of superb illustrations, diagrams or photos.

Space

Space

Author: Ruth Symons Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Created by Q-files.com, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13. Covers 12 major subject areas, including: Astronomy, Solar System, Sun, Moon, Planets, Asteroids and Comets, Stars, Constellations, Galaxies, Universe More than 250 keywords alphabetically listed and clearly explained; fact panels with extra information; more than 80 detailed illustrations; comprehensive index Part of a 16-title reference set suitable for children aged 8-13 covering a wide range of topics-perfect for use in school or for homework. Each title includes 12 major headwords (one per spread) followed by 15-30 alphabetically listed entries, each clearly described and explained in a few sentences. Included on every spread is a factfile or timeline, plus a range of superb illustrations, diagrams or photos.

Human Body

Human Body

Author: Ruth Symons Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2017

Created by Q-files.com, the great online illustrated encyclopedia: the comprehensive, in-depth, expert-verified educational resource for children aged 8-13. A 20% discount voucher to subscribe to Q-files is included in this title. Covers 12 major subject areas, including: Body Systems and Main Organs, Heart and Blood, Breathing, Digestion, Brain and Senses, Muscles, Skin, Skeleton, Reproduction, Cells and Genes, Medicine More than 250 keywords alphabetically listed and clearly explained; fact panels with extra information; more than 80 detailed illustrations; comprehensive index Part of a 16-title reference set suitable for children aged 8-13 covering a comprehensive range of topics-perfect for use in school or for homework. Each title includes 12 major headwords (one per spread) followed by 15-30 alphabetically listed entries, each clearly described and explained in a few sentences. Included on every spread is a factfile or timeline, plus a range of superb illustrations, diagrams or photos.

Sticker Safari: Ocean

Sticker Safari: Ocean

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Discover the oceans of the world in this delightfully silly sticker book, illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson. From bright coral reefs to the deepest oceans, each spread is full of facts and animals, with plenty of space for you to add your stickers. And you can be as sensible or as silly as you like - why not make the sharks dance or dress an octopus as a pirate? With over 300 stickers, this book will keep young nature lovers busy for hours!

Sticker Safari: Jungle

Sticker Safari: Jungle

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Discover the jungles of the world in this delightfully silly sticker book, illustrated by Mariana Ruiz Johnson. From the Amazon rainforest, to the mangroves of South East Asia, each spread is full of facts and animals, with plenty of space for you to add your stickers. And you can be as sensible or as silly as you like - why not give the piranha a snorkel, or make one lucky tree frog a prince? With over 300 stickers, this book will keep young nature lovers busy for hours!

Alphamals A-Z

Alphamals A-Z

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

There's an animal for every letter of the alphabet in this stunning collection of poems and prints. Graham Carter's Alphamals captures the strange and striking beauty of the animal kingdom, from the gauzy wings of a dragonfly to the chiselled jaw of a jaguar. With read-aloud text and breathtaking art, this is an A~Z to mesmerise the whole family. Word count - 1,000

I thought I saw a... lion!

I thought I saw a... lion!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2017

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They'll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the lion hiding in every scene. Is it in the restaurant? Or at the hairdresser's? Just push the slider to find out! With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing with this fresh new novelty series.

I thought I saw a... dinosaur!

I thought I saw a... dinosaur!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2017

This silly but stylish slider book is sure to give little ones a giggle. They'll love joining in with a game of hide-and-seek as they move the sliders to reveal the dinosaur hiding in every scene. Is it behind the sofa? Or in the shower? Just push the slider to find out! With beautiful artwork from google doodler Lydia Nichols, all the family will enjoy reading and playing with this fresh new novelty series.

Little Christmas Tree

Little Christmas Tree

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

One white and snowy night, a little Christmas tree stands alone in the forest. Everything is white and lifeless. As the night goes on, there a signs of life. An orange fox, a red-breasted robin, a cloud of fireflies ... By the end of the book, the little christmas tree is transformed by nature. Another glorious lift-the-flap exploration of nature from Big Picture Press in the same series as Little Tree and Little Honey Bee.

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Diplodocus at the Door!

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Diplodocus at the Door!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join Diplodocus as he goes to the zoo, gets a job and has a shower. Along the way, discover just how long, loud and greedy he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

What If a Dinosaur: There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join Triceratops as he goes to the dentist, catches a train and plays football. Along the way, discover just how big, tough and toothy he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if theywere alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Engaging question and answer format will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts.

There's a T-Rex in Town Dinosaur Facts Brought to Life!

There's a T-Rex in Town Dinosaur Facts Brought to Life!

Author: Ruth Symons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Join T. rex as he plays in the park, tries PE and goes to a sleepover. Along the way, discover just how big, strong and fast he really was! Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs would cope if they were alive today? What if they went to the dentist? What if they went to a birthday party? What if they came round for dinner? What if a dinosaur...? gives young readers a simple introduction to four dinosaur species: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Diplodocus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. By imagining dinosaurs in modern-day scenarios, readers can learn about their size, diet and other features. For example, a Stegosaurus weighed as much as three cars - so just imagine how it would play on a seesaw! Making use of an engaging question and answer format, this book will keep young readers entertained and help them to understand and retain dinosaur facts. Other books in the series include: There's a Diplodocus at the Door There's a Stegosaurus on the Stairs There's a Triceratops in the Tree House

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