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Morag Hood - Author

About the Author

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Morag spent her childhood writing stories, painting, and dreaming of having a pet duck. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. She still likes making stories, printing, cutting and sticking, and freshly sharpened pencils. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.

Featured books by Morag Hood

Other books by Morag Hood

Dafad yw Blodwen / Blodwen is a Sheep

Dafad yw Blodwen / Blodwen is a Sheep

Author: Morag Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

Spaghetti Hunters

Spaghetti Hunters

Author: Morag Hood Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Spaghetti Hunters is a brilliantly funny and wonderfully silly picture book, featuring a duck, a tiny horse and quest for spaghetti, from the award-winning Morag Hood - creator of The Steves, I Am Bat. Duck has lost his spaghetti, and Tiny Horse has a plan to save the day. But what exactly do you bring to a Spaghetti Hunt? A spade, a fishing rod, a jar of peanut butter, cutlery and some binoculars, obviously. Searching far and wide, Tiny Horse catches worms, a ball of string, even a snake - but no spaghetti. Disaster! Until Duck consults a recipe book and armed with flour, eggs and a pasta maker, sets about making his own spaghetti. This infectiously comic story encourages reading and home-cooking, teaching children about where food really comes from.

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Author: Morag Hood Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Everyone's favourite Unicorn Expert, Sophie Johnson is back for a new adventure - and this time she's taking on the world of sports! Sophie Johnson is great at sports. In fact, she's a sports superstar! She's about to attempt the longest, hardest race anyone has ever tried (also known as a fun run) and she's taking her training very seriously. Join Sophie as she imparts her pearls of racing wisdom and goes for gold in this dazzling, uproarious picture book from dream team Morag Hood and Ella Okstad, creators of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert and Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius.

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Author: Morag Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Another hilarious adventure starring everyone's favourite Unicorn Expert, Sophie Johnson! Sophie Johnson is great at sports. In fact, she's a sports superstar! She's about to attempt the longest, hardest race anyone has ever tried (also known as a fun run) and she's taking her training very seriously (by eating plenty of sweets and chocolate for energy, of course). Join Sophie as she imparts her pearls of racing wisdom and goes for gold in this dazzling, uproarious picture book from dream team Morag Hood and Ella Okstad.

Sara Jones - Seren Chwaraeon / Sara Jones - Sports Superstar

Sara Jones - Seren Chwaraeon / Sara Jones - Sports Superstar

Author: Morag Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Aalfred and Aalbert

Aalfred and Aalbert

Author: Morag Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/01/2020

An aadorable and funny love story between aardvarks. Aardvarks Aalfred and Aalbert both need a pal. But Aalfred sleeps in the day, and Aalbert sleeps at night. How will they ever get the chance to meet? Bird conjures up a series of sillier and sillier schemes to get the two aardvarks into the same place, but their paths simply refuse to cross. Until one day, when they find each other in the most unexpected way - and now Aalfred and Aalbert will never lose each other again. Aalfred and Aalbert is as funny and memorable as Morag Hood's previous books, Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, I Am Bat and The Steves. With its sweet and natural portrayal of love accidentally blooming between two aardvarks, it makes a brilliant gift for a loved one.

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