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Sophy Henn - Author

About the Author

Sophy Henn lives and works in Sussex, England. She studied Fashion at Central Saint Martins, accidentally had a London based career as an Art Director in advertising, then completed an MA at University of Brighton in Illustration. Now she writes and illustrates children's books in her studio, with a large cup of tea by her side, and can't quite believe her luck. Where Bear? was her very first book and since then she has created the wonderful panda character called Pom Pom. She has been nominated for the Greenaway Medal for Where Bear? 2015 and was shortlisted for the AOI Illustration Awards 2014. She was the World Book Day Illustrator for 2016.

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Featured books by Sophy Henn

Almost Anything

Almost Anything

5+ readers

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

George the rabbit is the epitome of the timid child, but Bear cleverly empowers him to try. Wonderfully shows the the power of resilience and grit, the importance of self-belief and that we all have a bit of magic inside us if we give it a chance.

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Where Bear?

Where Bear?

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2014

From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture the heart of its reader.

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Other books by Sophy Henn

That's Snow Business!

That's Snow Business!

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

The third book in the wickedly funny series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Hi! I'm Jeanie - still 7 3/4 years old, and back for another adventure with my BRILLIANT grandma BAD NANA. There's a local winter talent show, and the whole town is SO excited. Especially as the SPECTACULAR Bobby Trulove is in charge. He's an old friend of BAD NANA's and he's quite, erm, dramatic! The day before the show, a freak weather storm hits, and leaves the town snowed in. Can BAD NANA save the show? The third instalment in the wickedly funny series, from superstar author and illustrator Sophy Henn

Seren Orau'r Ser! / Super Duper You!

Seren Orau'r Ser! / Super Duper You!

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/05/2019

All the Fun of the Fair

All the Fun of the Fair

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/05/2019

The second book in the wickedly funny series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Hi! I'm Jeanie - 7 3/4 years old, and a BIG fan of badges. BAD NANA is one of my three grandmas (yes, three). Of course, Bad Nana isn't actually her actual name - but it's what everyone has been calling her for MILLIONS of years. If I had MY way, I would call her Fun Nana , because she is actually brilliant. Yes, she's a bit NAUGHTY sometimes, but in an EXCELLENT way. My Dad says she really should know better, but I think she's so bad, she's GOOD! The second instalment in the wickedly funny series, from superstar author and illustrator Sophy Henn

Older Not Wiser

Older Not Wiser

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

A wickedly funny new series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Jeanie's Grandma is BAD. Not bad like a vampire or a gangster or anything, more like . . . up to no good. Sometimes she can be a bit embarrassing but most of the time she's REALLY fun, especially when she gets Jeanie involved in her mischievous schemes. Everyone says she's old enough to know better . . . but she doesn't seem to care one bit. In fact, Jeanie thinks she might quite like it! Bad Nana is a deliciously wicked new series for ages six and up, told through the eyes of 7 3/4-year-old Jeanie. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with vibrantly coloured spreads, Bad Nana's naughty exploits will shock and appal - and make you snort with laughter!

Super Duper You

Super Duper You

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

I've known you since you started. I've seen a thing or two . . . . . . or three or four or five or six! In fact, I've seen a few . . . Sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are quite, sometimes bold and clanky, sometimes soft and cuddly. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book. Perfect to read aloud - and then read again, and again!

Super Duper You

Super Duper You

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

I've known you since you started. I've seen a thing or two . . . . . . or three or four or five or six! In fact, I've seen a few . . . Sometimes we are loud, sometimes we are quiet, sometimes bold and clanky, sometimes soft and cuddly. Sophy Henn celebrates all the different, extraordinary and sometimes contradictory things we are in this joyful and colourful rhyming picture book. Perfect to read aloud - and then read again, and again!

Jump About with Ted

Jump About with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Which animal friend will Ted jump about with today? Will he hop like a fluffy, snuffly bunny? Or leap like a lovely little lamb? Or maybe even spring up and down like a funny, croaky frog? Lift the flaps to find out what Ted's marvellous imagination can conjure up this time. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this colourful pre-school series featuring the charming Ted is ideal for little hands.

Let's Explore with Ted

Let's Explore with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Which magical place will Ted explore today? A cold, snowy iceberg with lots of slippery seals? A hot, tropical jungle full of tigers and leopards? Or maybe the tippity-top of a mountain where the giddy goats live! Lift the flaps to find out where Ted's marvellous imagination will take him this time. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this colourful pre-school series featuring the charming Ted is ideal for little hands.

Lifesize Dinosaurs

Lifesize Dinosaurs

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

Let's go on a LIFESIZE prehistoric adventure! The second interactive non-fiction adventure from bestselling picture book star, Sophy Henn. Step into the book to see how YOU measure up against some of the world's most incredible, ginormous, deadly dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures. This interactive non-fiction adventure features LIFESIZE illustrations so you can try on a Utahraptor's claw, compare your nostrils with a Diplodocus, see how a Stegosaurus plate would look on your back, wear a Pteranodon's beak, and much, much more. And don't forget to open up the fold-out pages to reveal a LIFESIZE Tyrannosaurus rex mouth that's over a metre long! ROAR! This huge, playful book is the perfect introduction to dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures for Jurassic World fans and young dinosaur enthusiasts. Sophy Henn is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator with an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton. She is the creator of the much-loved Pom Pom series and her book Where Bear? was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Sophy was the World Book Day Illustrator in 2015 and 2016. Height: 1.75metres (Or almost 6 LIFESIZE books laid end to end!) How tall in Lifesize books are you?

Lifesize

Lifesize

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Let's go on a LIFESIZE adventure! Step into the book and see how you measure up against some of the world's most amazing animals. High-five a polar bear to discover who has the biggest paw and peer through the die-cut to find out how you'd look with a giant squid eye. This interactive non-fiction adventure features LIFESIZE illustrations of some of the smallest and largest animals in the world and invites children to compare parts of their bodies with these amazing animals. This huge, playful book is the perfect introduction to animals for young children and is the first non-fiction book from picture book star, Sophy Henn. Climb into the book for a truly wild adventure . . . Sophy Henn is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator with an MA in Illustration from the University of Brighton. She is the creator of the much-loved Pom Pom series and her book Where Bear? was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Sophy was the World Book Day Illustrator in 2015 and 2016. Height: 1.75metres (Or almost 6 Lifesize books laid end to end!) How tall in Lifesize books are you?

Older Not Wiser

Older Not Wiser

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

A wickedly funny new series for ages six and up from the creator of Where Bear?, Pass It On and the Pom Pom series, with colour illustrations throughout. Jeanie's Grandma is BAD. Not bad like a vampire or a gangster or anything, more like . . . up to no good. Sometimes she can be a bit embarrassing but most of the time she's REALLY fun, especially when she gets Jeanie involved in her mischievous schemes. Everyone says she's old enough to know better . . . but she doesn't seem to care one bit. In fact, Jeanie thinks she might quite like it! Bad Nana is a deliciously wicked new series for ages six and up, told through the eyes of 7 3/4-year-old Jeanie. Gorgeously illustrated throughout with vibrantly coloured spreads, Bad Nana's naughty exploits will shock and appal - and make you snort with laughter!

Story time with Ted

Story time with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Story time, Ted! Which story will Ted hear today? A magical story full of wizards and magic spells? An adventure story full of gigantic stomping dinosaurs? Or maybe a fairytale all about beanstalks and giants? Lift the flaps to find out what Ted's creative imagination can conjure up this time. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands.

Teatime with Ted

Teatime with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2018

Teatime, Ted! What will Ted find on his plate today? An ocean of spaghetti? A house made of carrot sticks? Or perhaps an ice-cream mountain with a cherry on the top? Lift the flaps to find out what Ted's creative imagination can conjure up this time. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands.

Almost Anything

Almost Anything

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

George can't roller-skate, George can't paint, and George most certainly can't dance! But Bear thinks that, with a little help, George can do all these things - and more! And, luckily for George, Bear has just a little magic to help . . . An empowering book about the power of self-belief from rising picture-book star, Sophy Henn.

Almost Anything

Almost Anything

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

George can't roller-skate, George can't paint, and George most certainly can't dance! But Bear is very wise. She thinks that, with a little help, George can do all these things - and more! And, luckily for George, Bear has just a little magic to help . . . An empowering book about the power of self-belief from picture-book star, Sophy Henn.

Time to Go with Ted

Time to Go with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Have a terrific time with Ted in this eye-catching new series for preschoolers. Ted's creative imagination takes him on awesome adventures - where will he go today? Time to go, Ted! But where will Ted go? Catching lions in the grass? Spotting polar bears in the freezer? Or maybe hanging out with a bunch of hungry monkeys? Lift the flaps to find out where Ted's creative imagination will take him. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands.

Where Bear?

Where Bear?

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated board book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture the heart of its reader. 'Where Bear?' has been nominated for both the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Picture Books.

Dress Up with Ted

Dress Up with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Have a terrific time with Ted in this eye-catching new series for preschoolers. Ted's creative imagination takes him on awesome adventures - where will he go today? Hey there, Ted! Are you playing dressing up? Who will Ted be? A brave knight with a pet dragon? A jolly pirate captain? Or maybe an awesome astronaut? Lift the flaps to find out where Ted's creative imagination will take him. With sturdy flaps to lift on every page, this bold and creative new book in the Ted series will delight preschoolers and is ideal for little hands.

Playtime with Ted

Playtime with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

Playtime, Ted! Ted isn't sitting in a box, he's whizzing along in his racing car. Broooom broooom brooom! Or digging a hole in his digger. Dig dig dig! Or exploring the oceans in his submarine. Bloop bloop bloop! Join in the fun as Ted's imagination goes wild - lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next! Perfect for fans of Chris Haughton and Rob Biddulph, this sturdy board book celebrating the imagination will have pre-schoolers chortling with laughter!

Bedtime with Ted

Bedtime with Ted

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

It's time for bed, Ted! But Ted is busy. He's brush, brush brushing his teeth with a crocodile! And splish splosh splashing with penguins in the bath. And jump, jump, jumping out his fidgets with a kangaroo ... Join in the fun as Ted is too busy for bedtime - lift the flaps to find out what he is doing next! But all the craziness leads to a quiet and soothing ending, making this the ideal fun bedtime read for toddlers. Perfect for fans of Chris Haughton and Rob Biddulph, this sturdy board book will have pre-schoolers chortling with laughter!

Edie

Edie

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Hello! My name is Edie. I am EVER so helpful. In fact I think helping is one of the things i am best at. Edie certainly is a very good helper, whether it's helping Mummy wake up bright and early, helping Daddy to get everything at the shops or helping her little brother with sharing and knowing what's what. Sophy Henn's Edie is a stunning and stylish picture book that will be instantly familiar to parents and small children

Pom Pom Gets the Grumps

Pom Pom Gets the Grumps

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

A board book edition of Sophy Henn's delightful and hilarious Pom Pom Gets the Grumps. When Pom Pom Panda wakes up in a BAD mood one morning, nothing is right. And then things go from bad to worse. A fresh and funny new take on toddler tantrums, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike. Sophy Henn is creator of the highly acclaimed picture book, Where Bear?

Pom Pom is Super

Pom Pom is Super

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Pom Pom was excited. So excited . . . all his friends were coming round to play and he couldn't wait! And when they arrive in superhero costumes, Pom Pom thinks he might quite like to be super too. There's just one problem: Pom Pom isn't exactly sure what he's super AT. This is a sweet and funny story all about finding your talents, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.

Pass It On

Pass It On

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

A joyful and uplifting picture book about finding happiness in the smallest of things, from picture book star Sophy Henn - World Book Day illustrator and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

Pom Pom the Champion

Pom Pom the Champion

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The return of the brilliant Pom Pom from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlisted, Where Bear? When Pom Pom Panda doesn't know what to do with himself, his mum suggests a game and Pom discovers just how much he likes to WIN! A funny and sweet take on how it's not always about being the best, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.

Pom Pom Gets the Grumps

Pom Pom Gets the Grumps

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

A delightful and hilarious new character from exciting new author and illustrator talent, Sophy Henn, creator of the highly acclaimed picture book, Where Bear? When Pom Pom Panda wakes up in a BAD mood one morning, nothing is right. And then things go from bad to worse. A fresh and funny new take on toddler tantrums, that will strike a chord with parents and young children alike.

Where Bear?

Where Bear?

Author: Sophy Henn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2015

From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture the heart of its reader. 'Where Bear?' has been nominated for both the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal and the 2015 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Picture Books.

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