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Daisy Hirst - Author

About the Author

Daisy Hirst studied English and Creative Writing at Warwick University and Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art before becoming an author and illustrator.  She won  the Lara Jones award in the Macmillan Prize for The Runaway Baby and her debut picture book, The Girl With the Parrott on Her Head, was selected as The Times' children's book of the week.  Her second book, Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!, has been translated into nine different languages worldwide.  Daisy lives Worcester.  

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Monster Clothes

Monster Clothes

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

Monstrously funny clothes combinations to delight little monsters everywhere! When monsters get up in the morning, they have to find something to wear. Simon wears socks, Darrell puts on a dress and Terrence tries on a tomato. Meanwhile, Cassie is wearing cars and Lester has the latest fashion - leaves! Daisy's adorable, cheeky little monsters try all sorts of hilarious combinations of clothes that little children won't be able to resist.

Monster Food

Monster Food

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2020

Monstrously funny food choices to delight little monsters everywhere! Some monsters eat peaches, some monsters eat pears, and then there are monsters who only eat chairs. Some monsters like noodles, some monsters like stew but this little monster is eating a shoe. Daisy Hirst's adorable, cheeky monsters are guaranteed to make little children chuckle! For picky eaters, I-like-everything eaters and I-might-have-liked-it-yesterday-but-I-don't-like-it-today eaters alike!

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

The third title featuring loveable monster sister and brother Natalie and Alphonse! Natalie and Alphonse mostly like living in a flat on the seventh floor. They love playing drive the double-decker bed and doing roly-polies in the hall. But when the two monster siblings invent a game of wriggly worms in the jungle ... oh dear! OW! SHFLWUMP! That is not a good game for indoors! Will this adorably rambunctious pair ever manage to create a magical, wild camping experience in their little apartment? From the award-winning Daisy Hirst comes a story sure to inspire families to explore the great outdoors, before finding the perfect balance again back home.

I Like Trains

I Like Trains

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

I like trains. I like playing with my train. I like putting all the animals on board so they can go off on a journey. Small Dog loves trains. Playing with them, reading about them, drawing them and pretending to be the driver. But the best thing of all is going on a real train - looking at everything whoosh past the window! But who is Small Dog going to see...? Celebrating the warmth of family relationships and the joy of imaginative play, this book is utterly charming whether you love trains or not

Hamish Takes the Train

Hamish Takes the Train

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A touching tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose - the perfect bedtime story. This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read. Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks. And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen. Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.

Hamish Takes the Train

Hamish Takes the Train

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2019

A touching tale about friendship and adventure featuring trains, cranes, a bear and a goose - the perfect bedtime story. This richly layered story is perfect for reading out loud or for children who have just learned to read. Hamish the bear and Noreen the goose lead a very good life in the country. They love to spend long days together, watching the trains whoosh past. But Hamish has always wondered what lies at the other end of the train tracks. And so begins Hamish's adventure as he journeys to the city to explore new places, makes new friends and even gets himself a job on a building site. But ultimately, Hamish realizes how much he misses his home and his good friend, Noreen. Hamish Takes the Train is a gorgeous, quirky story from rising star Daisy Hirst, who has been shortlisted for an AOI World Illustration Award and whose first picture book, The Girl With a Parrot on Her Head, was an Honor Book in the prestigious Ezra Jack Keats Awards. Daisy's artwork is expressive and beautifully textured, full of wry humour and real heart.

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories ... and now it's time for Natalie to learn how to read all by herself! Praise for Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do!: A delightfully original work, worth every penny The Independent In the second title featuring favourite monster siblings, Natalie and Alphonse, Natalie is learning to read. Now I can read all the stories in the world, she says. And you can read them to me! adds little brother Alphonse. But when Natalie tries to read all by herself for the first time, the letters look like squiggles, and she isn't so sure any more... With her unique humour and bold, brilliant art, Daisy Hirst celebrates the joy of sharing stories, and perfectly evokes those feelings of frustration and pride that come with learning something new.

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Alphonse, There's Mud on the Ceiling!

Author: Daisy Hirst Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

The third title featuring loveable monster sister and brother Natalie and Alphonse! Natalie and Alphonse mostly like living in a flat on the seventh floor. They love playing drive the double-decker bed and doing roly-polies in the hall. But when the two monster siblings invent a game of wriggly worms in the jungle ... oh dear! OW! SHFLWUMP! That is not a good game for indoors! Will this adorably rambunctious pair ever manage to create a magical, wild camping experience in their little apartment? From the award-winning Daisy Hirst comes a story sure to inspire families to explore the great outdoors, before finding the perfect balance again back home.

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