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Greg Gormley - Author

About the Author

Greg Gormley used to stuff cushions for a living. Then he learnt how to purify gold. Finally, he decided to do something more sensible. So he studied fine art. Greg has written and illustrated several picture books and was featured in the Oprah Winfrey Kids' Reading List. He lives in Cambridge with Ana, Pepa and Sid the dog and spends his time arguing with academics about robots.

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All About Allosaurus A funny prehistoric tale about friendship and inclusion

All About Allosaurus A funny prehistoric tale about friendship and inclusion

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2020

A fun story which introduces children to different dinosaurs, with a light message on inclusion and friendship. Allosaurus is fed up. All anyone ever talks about is T. rex. T. rex this and T. rex that. Well he thinks it's his turn now - he's going to write a book all about him. Allosaurus sets to work, but soon everyone wants to be in his book. With a page for everyone, there might not be room for Allosaurus after all. And just what will happen when T. rex finds out she isn't included? Beautifully illustrated, QED's Storytime series introduces young children to the pleasures of reading and sharing stories. Featuring charming animal and human characters, the books explore important social and emotional themes like friendship, gratitude, perseverance and overcoming fears. A Next Steps page at the back provides guidance for parents and teachers.

The Best Kind of Bear

The Best Kind of Bear

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

When Nelly asks Bear what kind of bear he is, he isn't entirely sure how to answer. So off he goes to find out . . . But none of the different bears he meets on his travels are like him. Grizzly bears don't have funny stitches; polar bears don't have washing labels attached to their bottoms; spectacled bears are simply not as soft and bouncy as him; and sunbears never wear smart bow-ties. So, disheartened, he returns to Nelly . . . only to discover EXACTLY what kind of bear he is after all - her own special bear!

The Best Kind of Bear

The Best Kind of Bear

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

When Nelly asks Bear what kind of bear he is, he isn't entirely sure how to answer. So off he goes to find out . . . But none of the different bears he meets on his travels are like him. Grizzly bears don't have funny stitches; polar bears don't have washing labels attached to their bottoms; spectacled bears are simply not as soft and bouncy as him; and sunbears never wear smart bow-ties. So, disheartened, he returns to Nelly . . . only to discover EXACTLY what kind of bear he is after all - her own special bear!

The Prince and the Pee

The Prince and the Pee

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues for the only toilet in the forest, it doesn't look like Freddie will ever get to go . . . So when the dragon blocks his path, and accidentally sets fire to the castle, things don't look too good. Luckily, Prince Freddie is able to have a pee AND put out the fire in one go! A hilarious tale of derring-do and needing the loo, from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould.

The Prince and the Pee

The Prince and the Pee

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues for the only toilet in the forest, it doesn't look like Freddie will ever get to go . . . So when the dragon blocks his path, and accidentally sets fire to the castle, things don't look too good. Luckily, Prince Freddie is able to have a pee AND put out the fire in one go! A hilarious tale of derring-do and needing the loo, from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould.

Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

Fairytale Frankie and the Mermaid Escapade

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/01/2017

A fun-filled seaside caper full of favourite fairytale characters, with a positive message about overcoming worries and anxiety. When Fairytale Frankie meets a worried mermaid, a wizard lifeguard, a surfing prince and a talking parrot, she knows it's going to be an unusual day at the beach. Everyone needs Frankie's help - the scary sea monster is coming, and no one knows what to do! Can the fairytale friends learn to be big and brave together? This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam.

Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

Fairytale Frankie and the Tricky Witch

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Beneath this glitter-tastic cover is a page-turning hide-and-seek adventure full of favourite fairytale characters from princesses to unicorns to knights, with a magically funny and reassuring twist at the end. Fairytale Frankie is a fearless tomboy who wakes up one morning to find a princess hiding under her bed and a frog in the cornflakes . . . all the characters appear to be hiding from a baddie and Frankie is determined to keep them safe. This funny, fast-paced story is a visual feast - a real treat from one of the most exciting contemporary artists working today, illustrator of the much-loved top seller Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam. Superbly imaginative and wonderfully illustrated with joy and verve - Parents in Touch

Daddy's Day at Work Fantastic Phones

Daddy's Day at Work Fantastic Phones

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Board book Release Date: 05/06/2006

Daddy is having a very busy day at work - first he zooms off to space and then he gets chased by aliens on the moon! Join in with the fun by phoning him up to see what he's doing! Each of the four hilariously funny storybooks in this series, is accompanied by a sparkly, ringing play-phone. The characters featured within the stories are getting up to some very unusual things, whilst conducting the most ordinary phone conversations with the person on the other end of the line! Full of interest and humour, children will love pointing out what's really going on in the pictures.

Grandad's Busy Day Fantastic Phones

Grandad's Busy Day Fantastic Phones

Author: Greg Gormley Format: Board book Release Date: 05/06/2006

Grandad is having a quiet day in the garden ...doing some magic! First he reads his spell book and then he fights off some dragons! Join in with the fun by phoning him up to see what he's doing! Each of the four hilariously funny storybooks in this series is accompanied by a sparkly, ringing play-phone. The characters featured within the stories are getting up to some VERY unusual things, whilst conducting the most ordinary phone conversations with the person on the other end of the line! Full of interest and humour, children will love pointing out what's REALLY going on in the pictures.

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