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Lucy Rowland - Author

About the Author

Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham and gained a degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading before becoming a children's speech and language therapist in South London where she now lives. Lucy has loved reading and listening to poetry from a young age and has turned her passion into writing picture book stories with quirky characters and irresistible rhythms. Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet is Lucy's first picture book with Macmillan.

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There's No Such Thing as Elves (PB)

There's No Such Thing as Elves (PB)

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Katy Halford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2021

Ho, ho ho! Can YOU find the elves in this festively fun Christmas picture book? When a little boy is told there's no such thing as elves, he doesn't believe it for a second. Surely elves exist? After all, they're always in Christmas books and films! But if he has any chance of proving that elves are real, the little boy needs proof! And so starts a wonderful journey. So DO elves exist? There's only one way to find out... With shiny silver on the cover, this is the perfect gift for children who love Christmas A fun rhyming text that children will love, written by bestselling author Lucy Rowland Colourful illustrations with so much to see on every page - and hidden elves that children will love finding! Also available: There's No Such Thing as Unicorns

There's No Such Thing as Unicorns

There's No Such Thing as Unicorns

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Katy Halford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

With a search-and-find element, this picture book is perfect for all unicorn fans! When a little girl is told there's no such thing as unicorns, she doesn't believe it for a second. Surely unicorns exist? After all, they're always in books and films! But if she's has any chance of proving that unicorns are real, the little girl needs proof! Super bright and shiny foiled cover makes this book THE perfect gift for little ones Spot the hidden unicorn on each page Inside illustrations are as special, fun and bright as the front cover, children will pour over each page! And so starts a wonderful journey. Do unicorns exist? There's only one way to find out...

The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book

The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Ben Mantle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

A wonderfully witty take on a much-loved fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book celebrates the magic of reading and storytelling, and being kind to others. When Ben's mum gets distracted halfway through his bedtime story, he decides to finish the tale himself. There's only one problem - he can't quite read yet. To Ben's surprise, the three little pigs come knocking on the door, and the big bad wolf isn't far behind ... But this time, will the story have a different ending? A playful rhyming story by Lucy Rowland, with hilarious illustrations from Ben Mantle.

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest . . . will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon? This heart-warming adventure about finding confidence through friendship is filled with potions, spells and magical animals! Children will fall in love with brave Wanda the witch, especially those who have difficulties with speech, anxiety about talking, or lack confidence in front of others. Lucy is a children's speech and language therapist whose books include Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet, illustrated by Mark Chambers and Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat, also illustrated by Paula Bowles.

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Wanda's Words Got Stuck

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Paula Bowles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

A magic-filled rhyming picture book, perfect for any child who feels anxious about talking. Wanda the witch is so shy she can't talk! No matter how hard she tries, the words won't come out. But when another nervous little witch called Flo joins her class, it seems that Wanda's not the only one who worries about speaking. Then disaster strikes at the magic contest . . . will Wanda have the courage to shout out the magic words and save her new friend Flo from a dangerous dragon? This heart-warming adventure about finding confidence through friendship is filled with potions, spells and magical animals! Children will fall in love with brave Wanda the witch, especially those who have difficulties with speech, anxiety about talking, or lack confidence in front of others. Lucy is a children's speech and language therapist whose books include Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet, illustrated by Mark Chambers and Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat, also illustrated by Paula Bowles. Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free Stories Aloud audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

Rapunzel to the Rescue!

Rapunzel to the Rescue!

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Katy Halford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

A prince is in a tangle... Rapunzel to the rescue! What if Rapunzel saved the prince? You might think this story is one that you know. Rapunzel - the girl in the tower? But no! In this terrific twist on a much-loved fairytale, a prince with magical hair is saved by the gutsy Rapunzel. With laugh-out-loud moments and beautiful illustrations, this is the perfect picture book for a new kind of hero!

Dracula Spectacular

Dracula Spectacular

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Ben Mantle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

It's tough being a vampire when you're more giggles and glitter than beastly and bitter. But will Dracula Boy dare to follow his heart and live life in technicolour? Full of spooks and sparkles, Dracula Spectacular is a heart-warming story about learning to be brave, kind and above all, proud to be yourself. A sensational picture book, written in bouncy rhyme by Lucy Rowland and illustrated with wit and warmth by Ben Mantle, the creative duo behind Little Red Reading Hood. Perfect for bedtime reading!

Dracula Spectacular

Dracula Spectacular

Author: Lucy Rowland Illustrator: Ben Mantle Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2019

It's tough being a vampire when you're more giggles and glitter than beastly and bitter. But will Dracula Boy dare to follow his heart and live life in technicolour? Full of spooks and sparkles, Dracula Spectacular is a heart-warming story about learning to be brave, kind and above all, proud to be yourself. A sensational picture book, written in bouncy rhyme by Lucy Rowland and illustrated with wit and warmth by Ben Mantle, the creative duo behind Little Red Reading Hood. Perfect for bedtime reading!

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