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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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Sophie la girafe: Sophie and Friends A Colours Story to Share with Baby

Sophie la girafe: Sophie and Friends A Colours Story to Share with Baby

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Vulli Format: Board book Release Date: 14/10/2021

Meet beloved toy Sophie and all her friends and learn about colours in this sturdy storybook. Sophie is off to meet her friends, when her bunch of balloons blows away. Can her animal friends help her to find them all? This gentle story is perfect for reading aloud with babies and toddlers. Chunky tabbed pages are easy to turn for little hands, and bright colours will draw in even the youngest readers. With things to look for, and a friendly face to meet on every page, this adorable book is a gentle introduction to first words, colours and numbers. Sophie la girafe has sold more than 50 million teether toys worldwide, and now the iconic toy from France turns 60. Celebrate with Sophie as she steps into the pages of a brand new series of baby books. Designed for reading together with your baby or toddler, this would also make the perfect baby shower or new baby gift.

Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Carolina Rabei Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2020

Join one little girl and her father on their drive home for Christmas. Lift the flaps and spin the wheels to watch stars shoot past and fairy lights twinkle. With a lyrical text and beautiful art by The Ride-by-Nights illustrator Carolina Rabei, this book makes the perfect Christmas gift, and will capture the hearts of the whole family.

I thought I saw a... Crocodile!

I thought I saw a... Crocodile!

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Lydia Nichols Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2020

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 crocodile hiding in every scene. Is it driving the digger? Or hiding behind the wheelbarrow? 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.

I thought I saw a... Panda!

I thought I saw a... Panda!

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Lydia Nichols Format: Board book Release Date: 02/04/2020

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 panda hiding in every scene. Is it riding the bumper cars? Or hiding behind the balloons? 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.

A Year in the Wild

A Year in the Wild

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Helen Ahpornsiri Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

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 Illustrator: Carolina Rabei 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 Illustrator: Mariana Ruiz Johnson 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... Penguin!

I thought I saw a... Penguin!

Author: Ruth Symons Illustrator: Lydia Nichols 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.

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