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Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet - Author

About the Author

Sue Hendra studied Illustration at Brighton University while also selling doughnuts from a kiosk at Chessington Zoo. Sue has now illustrated over 100 books for children. When Sue met Paul Linnet she found another person with the same silly sense of humour as her and they fell in love and started writing and illustrating together. Their creative brilliance soon led them to come up with a wealth of bestselling, award-winning picture books including Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Supertato and the Laugh Out Loud Book Award winning I Need a Wee. Sue and Paul live in Brighton with their daughter Wanda who inspired Sue's picture book and TV series Wanda and the Alien .

Paul Linnet was born by the sea near to Brighton but he grew up in Derby where he studied Graphic Design and played guitar in a band called The Chihuahuas. Eventually Paul moved back to Brighton where he met Sue Hendra and they instantly fell in love. Their celebrated picture book partnership has created many bestselling, award-winning books including Barry the Fish with Fingers, Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Supertato and the Laugh Out Loud Book Award winning I Need a Wee. Sue and Paul live with their daughter Wanda in a house in Brighton where Paul likes to fuss about with an old motorbike and still plays the guitar.

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Other books by Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet

Count and Play with Barry the Fish with Fingers

Count and Play with Barry the Fish with Fingers

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 11/07/2019

Barry the Fish with Fingers has lots of favourite activities! He loves painting and knitting, amongst other things, and being with his friends. Can you help Barry count his five favourite activities on his fingers? And find out what he loves doing best! A boldly illustrated and fun way for little ones to discover new activities and to practise counting from one to five, from the creators of the bestselling Supertato series. PRAISE FOR BARRY THE FISH WITH FINGERS: 'One of the best covers and titles this year complete with sparkly orange foil' The Bookseller 'This is rather fishy fun' Families Magazine 'The use of colour and illustrations is very effective... I would definitely recommend this book to other parents' Red House

Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea!

Supertato Carnival Catastro-Pea!

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

It's carnival time in the supermarket and the veggies are feeling festive! But someone is out to spoil the fun - with a devious device that could ruin EVERYTHING. Can Supertato and the veggies stop their colourful carnival from turning into a carnival catastro-pea?!

Christopher Pumpkin

Christopher Pumpkin

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Meet Christopher Pumpkin - the Halloween pumpkin who doesn't want to be scary! A funny rhyming story from the authors of Supertato and the creators of Simon Sock. Christopher Pumpkin is delighted to be magicked to life by a witch - until he discovers she wants him and the other pumpkins to get her creepy castle ready for the spookiest party ever! Chris just can't bring himself to hang cobwebs and cook curried slugs - he's much more into bunting and fairy cakes! A delightful story about blazing your own trail, perfect for reading aloud! Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!

Simon Sock Board Book

Simon Sock Board Book

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A laugh-out-loud tale celebrating difference, from the bestselling creators of Supertato. Now in a chunky board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match?

Supertato Run Veggies Run

Supertato Run Veggies Run

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Another laugh-out-loud story from the bestselling Supertato series in a brand new cased board book format. Meet Supertato! The supermarket superhero with eyes everywhere. It's Sports Day in the supermarket and all the veggies are in training. Everyone has been practising hard and is ready and raring to go. However, a new competitor joins the event, accompanied by The Evil Pea, and is determined to win all the prizes. Things don't seem quite right... but will Supertato be able to foil his nemesis' plan in time? The fabulous character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Snowball

Snowball

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story - perfect for Christmas! A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun - but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down - a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.

Snowball

Snowball

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

Created by award-winning, bestselling duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, Snowball is a brilliantly funny picture book, with wonderfully comical images illustrating the hilarious rhyming story - perfect for Christmas! A lonely young snowball, stuck at the top of a mountain, decides to visit the local town for a bit of fun - but on his way he trips, falls, and starts to roll . . . and when a snowball rolls through snow, we all know what happens! This snowball picks up not only snow, but a myriad of other odd things on his way down - a sheep, a line of washing, a bicycling bear, ending up in the Zoo.

Norman's Super-library

Norman's Super-library

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/10/2018

Barry, Norman, Keith, Bernard and Doug are united in a brand new collection! This boxed set includes six of Norman's top library picks, including: Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell, Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat, Barry the Fish with Fingers, Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster, No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom and Doug the Bug that went Boing. With this perfect collection, you can play hide and seek with Barry, find Norman's perfect shell or help Bernard retrieve his lost bottom! So why not venture into this wonderful world of reading and illustration, created by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet?

Supertato: Evil Pea Rules Book and Soft Toy

Supertato: Evil Pea Rules Book and Soft Toy

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Novelty book Release Date: 01/10/2018

The perfect gift for fans of The Evil Pea (and Supertato!) - this brilliant set comes with the funny and festive Supertato: Evil Pea Rules book, and your very own Evil Pea toy, ready to cause mayhem... It's all very well being a superhero and saving the day... but what if there was no one there to cause the chaos? To provide these heroes with their chances to shine? Would we even need superheroes?! Fortunately, this isn't something we will have to worry about any time soon. The Evil Pea is BACK! And this time he has his biggest, most dastardly plan yet to take over the supermarket... From bestselling, award-winning duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet comes the story of the much-loved Supertato's nemesis - The Evil Pea. 'There's lots of anarchic fun to be had in this joyous romp of a story with a very Christmassy feel ... Full of humour, action and excitement, with glorious illustrations, this is another winner from a great team.' Parents in Touch

Supertato Veggies Assemble

Supertato Veggies Assemble

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 23/08/2018

Another funny, fast-moving adventure from the bestselling Supertato series in a new cased board book format! The Evil Pea is back on the loose and there's anarchy in the supermarket aisles again! Can our caped potato superhero divert disaster? Or is he going to need backup? The fabulous character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom

Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2018

Join Supertato, the veggies and a certain Evil Pea on their brand new adventure in the bestselling SUPERTATO series by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet! When a game of hide-and-seek turns into an EPIC treasure hunt, the veggies must face fearsome foes, the impassable Cactus Canyon and the dangerous Valley of DOOM! Will our heroes EVER make it to treasure aisle? Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! PRAISE FOR THE SUPERTATO SERIES: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller 'Full of humour, action and excitement, with glorious illustrations, this is another winner from a great team. Parents in Touch

Supertato

Supertato

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2018

The first book in the bestselling SUPERTATO series - now in a new cased board book format! Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match? The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

Cake

Cake

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

A party isn't a party without cake! Cake has been invited to a party. He's very excited! He's never been to a birthday party before and he doesn't know what to expect. But as the candles on his party hat begin to burn and the other guests start to sing, Cake starts to think that this is one party he'd rather not be at . . . Introducing an irresistibly loveable character, Cake is a brilliantly funny story from the award-winning creators of Supertato, I Need A Wee and Barry the Fish With Fingers. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet fans will be roaring their support for this delightful picture book hero!

Simon Sock

Simon Sock

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? A hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!

Norman's New Shell

Norman's New Shell

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Norman really wants a new shell. But an ice cream with multicoloured sprinkles makes his back a bit chilly, and someone already lives inside this shiny red apple! Will Norman ever find the new shell he's been dreaming of? A boldly illustrated and tactile way for little ones to discover shapes, colours and sounds, from the creators of hit picture book Barry the Fish with Fingers and the bestselling Supertato series.

Supertato Lunch Box

Supertato Lunch Box

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Novelty book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Help Supertato, the Evil Pea and other friends find their perfect lunch in the Supertato Lunch Box set. Contains a fun memory game and the bestselling Supertato picture book! Meet Supertato! He's the superhero with eyes everywhere and he's about to meet his arch nemesis . . . Enjoy the story, then help your favourite characters fill their lunch boxes in a fun matching game that improves memory and encourages healthy eating. Children will love carrying around their very own sturdy cardboard lunch box with bright, plastic handle. Quality playing pieces mean that the game can be enjoyed again and again. Game for 2-4 playersBox includes: Picture book 56 game pieces 4 lunch box cards Game rules

Simon Sock

Simon Sock

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A wonderful new character from the bestselling creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers and the illustrator of Goodnight Digger. Simon is an odd, stripey sock. He lives in the drawers with all the other socks. Every day two socks get picked to go on an adventure. The sparklies go to parties. The woolies go the park. The smarts go to school. Everyone has a pair... except Simon. Will he ever find his perfect match? An hilarious story celebrating friendship and difference from an exciting new picture book partnership. Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet's hilarious books have sold over 1 million copies!

Splash and Snooze with Barry the Fish with Fingers

Splash and Snooze with Barry the Fish with Fingers

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Novelty book Release Date: 03/11/2016

Barry the Fish with Fingers is a very special fish and has lots of friends! They love to play together and they have just enough time to fit in some games before it's time for bed... Join Barry and his friends on a bath time adventure, and then get ready to sleep with this delightful bath and bed book set, complete with your very own Barry!

Supertato Book and Plush

Supertato Book and Plush

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Novelty book Release Date: 20/10/2016

Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - and he's about to meet his arch nemesis. Help him save the day with your very own Supertato toy! The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra, the bestselling illustrator of Barry the Fish with Fingers and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell.

Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas

Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

When a sack of presents lands - THWACK - right by Norman's stocking he is overcome with excitement. He really must have been a very good slug this year. But after a frenzy of unwrapping he spots a label - and realises that none of the presents were meant for him, but had in fact fallen off Father Christmas's sleigh. Norman knows he has to get the presents to the family they're meant for - but how can he manage it on time? Can one little slug save Christmas?

I Need a Wee!

I Need a Wee!

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Alan the bear has a problem. He needs a wee! But there are so many things he would rather do first. Will he make it to the loo on time? And when he gets there, will there be a queue?! Uh-oh...

Supertato

Supertato

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2014

The first book in the bestselling SUPERTATO series! Meet Supertato! He's always there for you when the chips are down. He's the superhero with eyes everywhere - but now there's a pea on the loose. A very, very naughty pea. Has Supertato finally met his match? The fabulous new character from Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, the bestselling, award-winning creators of Barry the Fish with Fingers, I Need a Wee and Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog! Praise for Supertato: 'Hilarious... One of the funniest picture books this year - read it and laugh out loud!' Creative Steps Magazine 'Hendra introduces another very silly but irresistible creation in the grand tradition of Barry, Norman, Keith et al.' Bookseller Praise for Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell: 'Lovely glittery illustrations and simple text make this a must for pre-schoolers' The Daily Mail Praise for No-Bot the Robot with No Bottom: 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm' Liverpool Echo 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character' Mumsnet

No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom

No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom

Author: Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Bernard the Robot loses his bottom on the park swing, and sets off to find it. Every time he gets close, it disappears again! Bird was using it as a nest, but it was too heavy; Bear used it in his drum kit, but it was too tinny; the Squirrels built sandcastles with it...and now it looks as if they're sailing away in it. Will Bernard EVER get his bottom back? Praise for No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom: 'Silly, funny, and very enjoyable to read!' The Bookbag 'Fabulously funny and wonderfully warm.' Liverpool Echo 'Guarantees lots of giggles - from children and adults!' Parents in Touch 'Fans of Barry, Norman and Keith will absolutely adore this new wonderfully eccentric new character.' Mumsnet 'The book is beautifully illustrated and the story is guaranteed to have you and your child laughing... I can't recommend any of the Sue Hendra books highly enough, seriously if you've never read any of her books then you MUST!' Knees Up Mother Brown

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