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Timothy Knapman - Author

About the Author

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Read more about the author here.

 

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Featured books by Timothy Knapman

Superhero Mum

Superhero Mum

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

This mum really does have superpowers!

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Dad might not have a superhero mask or wear his pants outside his trousers, but his super snores can be heard a thousand miles away, he tells super jokes and can even make super-scary monsters go away at bedtime.

Superhero Dad

Superhero Dad

3+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

This vibrant, humorous and warm-hearted celebration of all the incredible things a dad can do is a classic about the specialness of dad (and their superhero sons!).

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

My Uncle Foulpest: Teacher Trouble

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Sarah Horne Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Wally just wants to be an ordinary, normal boy living an ordinary, normal life - then his uncle Foulpest comes to look after him. Foulpest is an ogre, and he has other ideas. Foulpest means well, but he just can't help causing chaos - whether it's accidentally sending Miss Nutkin through the roof at the school parents' evening or employing some very dubious elves to clean up their house in time for a sleepover... 

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Other books by Timothy Knapman

Eleanor's Eyebrows

Eleanor's Eyebrows

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: David Tazzyman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/08/2021

A hilarious, off-the-wall story about a pair of runaway eyebrows, now with a bold new cover look! What would you do if your eyebrows disappeared? Would you notice? Would you care? When Eleanor's eyebrows disappear, she doesn't care one bit. After all what's the point of eyebrows - they're just two silly, scruffy, hairy little bits of fluff! This zany and surreal book follows the eyebrows' adventures as extra legs for an ant pretending to be a spider, a twirly moustache for a magician and a furry exclamation mark! From bestselling author Timothy Knapman and David Tazzyman, illustrator of the Mr Gum series.

Sometimes I Am Furious

Sometimes I Am Furious

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger, Arno de Stang Partnership Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Sometimes I Am Furious is a hilarious and reassuring story about how tough it can be being - and having- a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger. Life is all fun and games when everything's going your way. But some days, suddenly, something becomes horribly UNFAIR. A melting ice cream, a too-tight t-shirt, a boy who doesn't share . . . it's enough to make you FURIOUS. But, as this little girl discovers, it's nothing that a deep breath, a happy song and a good cuddle can't sort out. A funny, friendly and relatable book for young children (and their parents) about big emotions and how to handle them.

Wind in the Willows anniversary gift picture book

Wind in the Willows anniversary gift picture book

Author: Timothy Knapman, Kenneth Grahame Illustrator: E.H Shepard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/06/2021

A stylish foiled picture book adaptation - celebrating 90 years of E. H. Shepard's iconic original illustrations! A stylish foiled picture book adaptation - celebrating 90 years of E. H. Shepard's iconic original illustrations! Don't you know? grinned Rat. Oh, Mole! There is nothing half so much fun as simply messing about in boats! A world of wonders awaits Mole as he emerges from his little underground home one spring day. He discovers the sights and delights of the river aboard Rat's rowing boat. He ventures into the Wild Wood, home to kindly Badger. In the company of fun-loving Toad, he feels the thrill of the open road. But Mole soon learns that where there is Toad, there is trouble. Toad has a dangerous new hobby, and Mole and his friends must use all their wits and courage to keep him from disaster! Kenneth Grahame's delightful characters, Mole, Rat, Badger and Toad, have entertained generations of children. This stunning anniversary picture book, adapted by bestselling author Timothy Knapman, introduces their famous adventures to readers aged 4+, with timeless illustrations from E. H. Shepard, the artist who created the world-famous images of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Sometimes I Am Furious

Sometimes I Am Furious

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Joe Berger, Arno de Stang Partnership Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/06/2021

Sometimes I Am Furious is a hilarious and reassuring story about how tough it can be being - and having - a toddler, from bestselling duo Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger. Life is all fun and games when everything's going your way. But some days, suddenly, something becomes horribly UNFAIR. A melting ice cream, a too-tight t-shirt, a boy who doesn't share... it's enough to make you FURIOUS. But, as this little girl discovers, it's nothing that a deep breath, a happy song and a good cuddle can't sort out. A funny, friendly and relatable book for young children (and their parents) about emotions and how to handle them.

Thunder Down Under

Thunder Down Under

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Steve James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/05/2021

A fart-tastically funny picture book from best-selling author, Timothy Knapman and debut illustrator, Steve James. It's summer in the Australian outback and the animals can't WAIT to play out in the heat, trampling and stomping past tiny Numbat in their haste. Then suddenly, there's a sound . . . A blurt, a squeak, bloop and bungle. Then toot toot, parp and a flollop and flungle! CRIKEY! Someone just farted! It's huge and UNBELIEVABLY smelly - the fart is so enormous, it MUST have come from a big animal like Emu or Kangaroo, right? Well, little Numbat knows who did it, but NOBODY is listening! For who pays attention to someone so small? Celebrating the power of little voices, this is a perfect rhyming romp for toilet-humour fans big and small. Ideal for children who love Poo in the Zoo, I Really, Really Need a Wee, Poo Bum and My Bum is so Noisy.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: Who's Got Talent?

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 12: Who's Got Talent?

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Emma Levey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

TV celebrity Gaz Talent has vanished! Pip and Kit must try and track him down. Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Plant Pandemonium

Oxford Reading Tree Word Sparks: Level 11: Plant Pandemonium

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Miguel Diaz Rivas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

After a visit from Marigold Mulch, a plant expert, Lucy's classmates are each given a seed to plant, but Lucy is convinced her seed is an egg! Using the world's largest known database of writing for and by children, our experts have defined 300 ambitious words to help children succeed at school. We've combined these with finelly levelled books that help you develop support comprehension and fluency, while inspiring and engaging your young readers.

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Whisked Away! Band 10+/White Plus

Author: Timothy Knapman Illustrator: Alfredo Belli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available. Baker Jake bakes wonderful homemade cakes, but the day before he is due to take part in a TV baking competition, his special whisk goes missing! Without it, Jake fears he will be beaten by the fiendish Maureen Buttercream, owner of the soulless Cakes-U-Like chain. So who has stolen the whisk? By the time the true culprit is revealed, Jake will have to find out whether he or his whisk is the real secret of his success. Join Baker Jake as he solves the mystery of the stolen whisk in this exciting story by Timothy Knapman. White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina. Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

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