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Nick Sharratt - Author

About the Author

Nick Sharratt is an established illustrator who lives and works in Brighton. He has won many awards including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award (1996, 1997, 2000 and 2001), the Red House Children’s Book Award (1997, 2001 and 2003), the Smarties Book Prize (2000), the Kate Greenaway Medal (2003) and the Blue Peter Award (2003).

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Nick Sharratt’s big and bold illustrations leap off the page and delight very young readers with their cheerful simplicity. The sounds of lots of different noises are celebrated in Toddle Waddle as a toddler takes a simple stroll to the end of the pier and lots of others follow, greedy animals tuck into delicious plates of food at the lovely meal where manners don’t matter in Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose.

Featured books by Nick Sharratt

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!

5+ readers

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the park ...Timothy Pope is blown this way and that way in the windy park - but among the whistling wind and blustering brollies could that be a shark he spies through his telescope. 

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

5+ readers

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Biscuits and cakes!' or 'Spiders and Snakes!'  All readers will love way they can change the pictures in this clever picture book. On every spread there's a flap which can be opened to reveal some nice or something disgusting. Every choice is delightful - in its own way!

My Mum and Dad They Make Me Laugh

My Mum and Dad They Make Me Laugh

3+ readers

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Packed with glorious patterns of stripes and spots, this book also contains a clue on each spread as to the nature of the little boy's obsession - from a pink elephant toothbrush-holder in the bathroom to a bun in the cafe!  A firm family favourite from award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt.

Other books by Nick Sharratt

Once Upon a Time...

Once Upon a Time...

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Spot all your favourite nursery story characters in this lively rhyming tale! Nothing much happened round here, says the little boy to his dad at the end of the day. But the pictures tell a different story! Goldilocks, three little pigs, a wolf, a witch, Humpty Dumpty - all have paraded outside the little boy's window! So maybe it wasn't such a dull day after all...

Don't Put Your Finger In The Jelly, Nelly

Don't Put Your Finger In The Jelly, Nelly

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2019

A great reissuing of a classic children's die-cut picture book to tie in with Nick Sharratt's position as official illustrator for World Book Day 2006. Don't put your finger in the jelly, Nelly. You might upset a jellyphant! With a larger format and the best covers yet, this reissue will ensure the continuing longevity of JELLY, NELLY.

Octopus Socktopus

Octopus Socktopus

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant board book from bestselling author-illustrator, Nick Sharratt. Lift the flaps to reveal your favourite octopus! Will it be the Cuckoo Clocktopus, the Scary Shocktopus or maybe even the Party Frocktopus? There's an octopus for everyone in this fantastically colourful sequel to the hugely popular Elephant Wellyphant, shortlisted for theRoald Dahl Funny Prize. Now in a handy board book edition that's perfectfor young children. Collect them all: Elephant Wellyphant, Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow and Octopus Socktopus. Reviews for Octopus Socktopus: My daughter laughs beginning to end - Chemikalfaire, Toppsta A genuinely brilliant kids book - Giles Knight, Goodreads Hugely popular with the three year old. Bright, interactive, funny. - Deborah, Goodreads Perfect for sharing - BookTrust

Elephant Wellyphant

Elephant Wellyphant

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant board book from bestselling author-illustrator, Nick Sharratt. Lift the flaps to reveal your favourite elephant! Will it be the Fruit Jellyphant, Cinderellaphant, or maybe the stinky Rude Smelliphant? There's an elephant for everyone in this utterly original comic masterpiece. Now in a handy board book edition that's perfectfor young children. Collect them all: Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow, Octopus Socktopus and Elephant Wellyphant. Amazon reviews for Elephant Wellyphant: So good, we bought it twice! - Raisin Bean Fabulous book for pre-schoolers - M Ely FANTASTIC BOOK, highly recommend - Sue Bell Best book ever - H Mercer

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

A brilliant board book from bestselling author-illustrator, Nick Sharratt. Lift the flaps to reveal your favourite Moo-Cow! Will it be the Glitter-Glue-Cow or the Kangaroo-Cow? There's a Moo-Cow for everyone in this fantastically colourful sequel to the hugely popular Octopus Socktopus. Now in a handy board book edition that's perfectfor young children. Collect them all: Octopus Socktopus, Elephant Wellyphant and Moo-Cow Kung-Fu Cow. Amazon reviews for Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow: Brilliant, entertaining and fun for the kids - Melanie I can't recommend it enough for this age range and probably abit older - Sally L All the kids want to read it. very popular and fun - NatashaEve

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

What's in the Witch's Kitchen?

5+ readers

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2012

'Biscuits and cakes!' or 'Spiders and Snakes!'  All readers will love way they can change the pictures in this clever picture book. On every spread there's a flap which can be opened to reveal some nice or something disgusting. Every choice is delightful - in its own way!

Nice Work for the Cat and the King

Nice Work for the Cat and the King

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Alas and alack! The Royal Money Box is almost empty.The king has to get a job - but what kind of job would be fit for a king? Butcher? Baker? Candlestick Maker? It takes many comical disasters, and a surprisingly helpful visit from a dragon, before both cat and king find their perfect jobs. This wonderfullyfunny follow-up to Nick Sharratt's acclaimed debut novel, TheCat and the King, is a feast of fun and glorious illustration.

Tagh Fhein

Tagh Fhein

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/03/2018

The Big Book of Magical Mix-Ups

The Big Book of Magical Mix-Ups

Author: Nick Sharratt, Hilary Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Would you like to turn your nosy brother into an inflatable rabbit? Or transform your bossy babysitter into a giant doughnut? If so, then this is the book for you. Enter Nick Sharratt's world of magical mix-ups in this gorgeous new edition of the much-loved book. Create countless combinations of rib-tickling spells with this crazy book of mixed-up magic.

Ouch! I Need a Plaster!

Ouch! I Need a Plaster!

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

Have you ever bashed your nose? Scraped your knee? Stubbed your toe? Then this story is just for you! Come and meet Paul, Greg and Jacinta who all know how to say, 'Ouch! I Need a Plaster!' Sure to make everything better, 'Ouch!' is a fun counting book for all tree-climbers, adventurers and budding doctors everywhere. Now available as a stunning gift edition board book.

Supermarket Zoopermarket

Supermarket Zoopermarket

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Everyone loves a trip to the Zoopermarket, and this one is stocked with all kinds of strange treats. From fangtastic salt-and-finager crisps, to ape-ricot dessert and prickled onions (ouch!), food here is never what it seems... but you'll always have a WILD time! Nick Sharratt's bold pictures and brilliant pop-ups are a perfect way encourage little ones to love sharing books.

The Cat and the King

The Cat and the King

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Nick Sharratt's fabulously funny debut novel is now available in paperback. THE CAT AND THE KING tells the story of a gentle, unworldly King and his very clever cat, and is illustrated throughout in two colours with Nick's irresistible wit and humour. The cat and the King must find a new home after their castle burns down in an Unfortunate Incident with a dragon. They choose Number 37 Castle Close, and the cat introduces the King to all sorts of new experiences, from washing-up to shopping. Then danger looms when the pesky, fire-breathing dragon makes its return.

Socks

Socks

Author: Nick Sharratt, Elizabeth Lindsay Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

Laugh your socks off! Stripy sharks and woolly crocs, Purple dogs with polka dots! What can you see made from socks? Kids (and grown ups!) will love this socktastic celebration of the nation's favourite footwear. Look out for sockerels, sockodiles and Goldisocks, and prepare to see your socks in a whole new light!

How to Draw

How to Draw

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Learn how to draw Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather, and all your other favourite Jacqueline Wilson characters - plus the world around them! Packed with step-by-step guides and handy tips from award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt, this is the perfect gift for any budding artist and Jacqueline Wilson fan.

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!

Shark in the Park on a Windy Day!

5+ readers

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the park ...Timothy Pope is blown this way and that way in the windy park - but among the whistling wind and blustering brollies could that be a shark he spies through his telescope. 

Shark In The Park

Shark In The Park

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Board book Release Date: 02/07/2015

Timothy Pope, Timothy Pope, what can you see through your telescope? Join a little boy on a trip through the park. Is that really a shark he can see? Look through the die-cut hole and then turn the page and find out...A hilarious peep-through board book from the bestselling Nick Sharratt.

Fancy Dress Jungle

Fancy Dress Jungle

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

All the jungle animals love wearing fancy dress - but who's hiding under each disguise? Children will love lifting the sturdy, die-cut pages to find out. Tiger has come as a cowgirl, Lion is a pop star, and Parrot's dressed as a pineapple! A brilliantly colourful follow-up to the popular FANCY DRESS FARMYARD and FANCY DRESS CHRISTMAS.

My Mum and Dad They Make Me Laugh

My Mum and Dad They Make Me Laugh

3+ readers

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Packed with glorious patterns of stripes and spots, this book also contains a clue on each spread as to the nature of the little boy's obsession - from a pink elephant toothbrush-holder in the bathroom to a bun in the cafe!  A firm family favourite from award-winning illustrator Nick Sharratt.

Pirate Pete

Pirate Pete

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

A piratical pop-in-the-slot picture book where the reader gets to decide the story! Ahoy there! Pirate Pete is about to set sail on a buccaneering adventure. What will he see in the sky and in the sea? And what's in the treasure chest? The reader decides! On each double page spread there are six cut-outs to choose from. Slot them into the picture to create a new story time and time again.

Shark in the Dark

Shark in the Dark

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Timothy Pope is looking out into the night with his telescope. Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out ...Children will delight in peeping through the die-cut holes and guessing what Tim has spotted.

The Foggy, Foggy Forest

The Foggy, Foggy Forest

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Who's lurking in the foggy forest? Look through the trees and guess the shapes to find out! What can that be in the foggy, foggy forest? Whether it's a fairy queen on a trampoline, three brown bears on picnic chairs, or an ogre doing yoga, children will love trying to guess what each foggy silhouette will be. Take a trip through the mysterious misty landscape - hilarious fairytale fun lies around every corner.

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Moo-Cow Kung-Fu-Cow

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2010

Pull the tabs and lift the flaps - who will be your favourite Moo-Cow? Will it be the Glitter-Glue-Cow, the Kangaroo-Cow or maybe even the Tattoo-Cow? There's a Moo-Cow for everyone in this fantastically colourful sequel to the hugely popular OCTOPUS SOCKTOPUS and ELEPHANT WELLYPHANT. A brilliantly funny novelty book from one of Britain's best-loved illustrators.

Shark in the Dark

Shark in the Dark

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Timothy Pope is looking out into the night with his telescope. Is that really a shark he can see? Turn the page and find out...Children will delight in peeping through the die-cut holes and guessing what Tim has spotted.

Rocket Countdown

Rocket Countdown

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Monday Run Day

Monday Run Day

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2007

Sunday bun-day, Monday run-day, Tuesday snooze-day. Everyday's a fun day with this little dog and his friends. With colourful pictures and simple rhymes, this lively story book is perfect for beginner readers.

Faster, Faster, Nice and Slow

Faster, Faster, Nice and Slow

Author: Nick Sharratt, Sue Heap Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2006

A third title in this superb series by award-winning best friends, Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt. Here is the perfect way to learn about opposites. Whether it's a quiet cat and a noisy dog, a freezing cold or a hot and sunny day or a super fast leopard and a family of slowly-slow snails, Sue and Nick introduce all sorts of opposites in an engaging and memorable way.

Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?

Ketchup on Your Cornflakes?

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2006

A great reissuing of a perennially popular split-page book inviting children to howl with laughter at the fantastic and fantastical food concoctions they create. Do you like ketchup on your cornflakes? Tying in with Nick Sharratt's position as official illustrator for World Book Day 2006, this larger format edition, with its best cover yet, will ensure KETCHUP's continuing longevity.

Once Upon a Time Puzzle Book

Once Upon a Time Puzzle Book

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2005

My Mum And Dad Make Me Laugh

My Mum And Dad Make Me Laugh

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2003

Mum is crazy about spots - spotty clothes, spotty wallpaper, spotty games like dominoes; Dad loves stripes - stripy suits and stripy ties, stripy humbug sweets. No wonder they make their son laugh - mind you, they think that he's funny in his grey patternless clothes. When they go to the safari park, Mum goes wild about the big cats, while Dad enthuses over the zebras. But, as the last spread reveals, their son is even more obsessive about...elephants! Packed with glorious patterns of stripes and spots, this book also contains a clue on each spread as to the nature of the little boy's obsession - from a pink elephant toothbrush-holder in the bathroom to a bun in the cafe!

Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales: Cinderella

Lift-the-flap Fairy Tales: Cinderella

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2002

Cinderella's sisters were such a rotten pair, She did all the housework, They never did their share. A funny retelling of the classic fariy tale with lift-the-flap surprises. Also in this series: The Three Little Pigs Little Red Riding Hood Jack and the Beanstalk Goldilocks

Magic Mummy

Magic Mummy

Author: Nick Sharratt Format: Undefined Release Date: 01/04/1996

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