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Russell Ayto - Author

About the Author

Russell Ayto is best known for his anarchic and stylish artwork. He graduated from Exeter College of Art with a degree in Graphic Design and has since been delighting children all over the world. He won the Gold Smarties Award in 2003 for The Witch's Children, and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 for The Witch's Children Go to School. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Before illustrating children's books, he worked for various magazines including Time Out and the Sunday Observer. The Match is Russell's second book with Bloomsbury, following the brilliant Henry and the Yeti. Russell lives in Cornwall with his family.

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Cats and Robbers

Cats and Robbers

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Get ready for fun and hilarity in this action-packed comedy caper - featuring three hapless robbers, two very clever cats, and one robbery gone wrong! These robbers are masked and armed with their robbing list. They're going to steal the loot from the big old house on the hill. Except they haven't planned for the cats who live there. With booby traps ready, they're going to stop the villains sneaking and creeping their way to the prized safe. Will the robbers get what they came for? Or will these two clever kitties foil their plan and keep the loot for themselves? A funny, high-energy picture book with a fun surprise twist at the end, created by bestselling illustrator turned author, Russell Ayto.

Henry and the Yeti

Henry and the Yeti

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home? A funny story about believing in yourself (and yetis) from a bestselling illustrator who has turned author too. (Titles include The Witch's Children and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.) Children will love the twist ending in particular.

Henry and the Yeti

Henry and the Yeti

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home? A funny story about believing in yourself (and yetis) from a bestselling illustrator who has turned author too. (Titles include The Witch's Children and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.) Children will love the twist ending in particular.

Whoops!

Whoops!

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This is the cat, the dog and the mouse. Here's the old lady in the tumbledown house. She has a spell to make them all well... But she just can't find the right one! WHOOPS! In this hilariously chaotic, all-join in romp of a story three animals are desperate to make the right noises. Illustrated by Russell Ayto, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and The Nestle Children's Book Prize.

Whoops!

Whoops!

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This is the cat, the dog and the mouse. Here's the old lady in the tumbledown house. She has a spell to make them all well... But she just can't find the right one! WHOOPS! In this hilariously chaotic, all-join in romp of a story three animals are desperate to make the right noises. Illustrated by Russell Ayto, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and The Nestle Children's Book Prize.

My Friend Joe Band 00/Lilac

My Friend Joe Band 00/Lilac

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

A boy makes a paper plane and accidentally throws it over the wall. Little does he know that another boy called Joe lives on the other side of that wall and wants to play, too. This beautiful narrative non-fiction book about friendship is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Russell Ayto. * A boy makes a paper plane and accidentally throws it over the wall. Little does he know that another boy called Joe lives on the other side of that wall and wants to play, too. This beautiful narrative non-fiction book about friendship is written and illustrated by award-winning illustrator Russell Ayto. * Lilac/Band 0 books are wordless books that tell a story through pictures and are designed to develop understanding about how stories work. * Children can follow and recap the story sequence about how the boys became friends using the story map on pages 14-15. * Text type: A wordless story * Curriculum links: Personal, social and emotional development

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