Simon Philip - Author

About the Author

Simon Philip was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary school teacher. Teaching rekindled his love of children's literature, particularly picture books, so much so that he had a go at writing his own. Deciding he was better at writing stories for children than he would ever be at teaching them, he made a swift exit from education to live the cliche of the writer who works in a bar. He hopes that one day he'll be able to give up writing stories and become a barman full-time.

 

 

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Wizard vs. Lizard

Wizard vs. Lizard

Author: Simon Philip Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2019

This is Fred. He looks rather ordinary, doesn't he? But the thing is, sometimes even ordinary-looking boys can turn out to be not very ordinary at all. Once you know a bit more about them, that is. Fred is one of these boys. And the reason why he's not very ordinary is because ... Fred is a wizard. Well, sort of. You see, Fred is absolutely, completely, embarrassingly terrible at magic. At school, he's stuck in a class of wizards half his age, feeling like a twit among tots. At home, he's endlessly teased by his siblings and always a disappointment to his parents. All Fred wants is to become a better wizard, but can't think how. Until one day, he spots a competition to win a prize to meet Merlin and learn the world's most Important and Impressive Spell. The catch: the successful wizard needs to capture the tail of the evil, terrifying, fire-breathing lizard... From Simon Philip, author of You Must Bring a Hat and I Really Want the Cake, and Sheena Dempsey, illustrator of Dave Pigeon, comes a tale full of magic and fun.

It All Began When I Said Yes

It All Began When I Said Yes

Author: Simon Philip Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A brilliantly funny book about what happens when you say yes, from award-winning author Simon Philip and exciting illustrator Annabel Tempest Sometimes saying yes is a brilliant thing. You can meet new people, discover amazing things, and go on exciting adventures . . . but not always. When a gorilla named Gideon shows up at your house with lots of questions and some preeeeeetty bonkers requests, perhaps yes will lead to trouble, trouble, and maybe just a touch more trouble. One thing's for sure - it definitely won't be boring! From the author of You Must Bring a Hat (winner of the Sainsbury's CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016) and I Don't Know What to Call My Cat, comes a story which will have both parents and children laughing out loud! Praise for You Must Bring a Hat: 'This glorious cumulative story sees the requirements for entry growing ever more stringent - and the list of party-goers ever longer. It builds to a superb and wholly unexpected ending which will delight young readers. Wonderful!' Parents in Touch

It All Began When I Said Yes

It All Began When I Said Yes

Author: Simon Philip Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A brilliantly funny book about what happens when you say yes, from award-winning author Simon Philip and exciting illustrator Annabel Tempest Sometimes saying yes is a brilliant thing. You can meet new people, discover amazing things, and go on exciting adventures . . . but not always. When a gorilla named Gideon shows up at your house with lots of questions and some preeeeeetty bonkers requests, perhaps yes will lead to trouble, trouble, and maybe just a touch more trouble. One thing's for sure - it definitely won't be boring! From the author of You Must Bring a Hat (winner of the Sainsbury's CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016) and I Don't Know What to Call My Cat, comes a story which will have both parents and children laughing out loud! Praise for You Must Bring a Hat: 'This glorious cumulative story sees the requirements for entry growing ever more stringent - and the list of party-goers ever longer. It builds to a superb and wholly unexpected ending which will delight young readers. Wonderful!' Parents in Touch

I Really Want the Cake

I Really Want the Cake

Author: Simon Philip Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

There's a smell I can't ignore. It's wafting through the kitchen door. It's time for me to find out more. I think it might be cake. How do you resist the most amazing cake ever? Especially when your mum has left a note saying that you MUST NOT eat the cake? This wonderful rhyming text from Simon Philip, author of You Must Bring a Hat, is illustrated with huge energy and humour by Lucia Gaggiotti.

You Must Bring a Hat

You Must Bring a Hat

Author: Simon Philip Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2016

The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don't own a hat? Will bringing a monkey wearing a hat be enough? Find out in this tale that builds to a gloriously surreal and hilarious ending.

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