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Emily Gravett - Author

About the Author

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.    

Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat MailLittle Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for younger readers, as well as the beautiful Tidy. Each book is unique and different from the last - and each features endearing, beautifully drawn characters that touch the heart and tickle the funny bone. Emily lives in Brighton with her family. Her next picturebook with Two Hoots, Meerkat Christmas will be publishing in October. 

Read a Q&A with the author here. Follow Emily on Instagram.

Julia Eccleshare, the editorial expert on Lovereading4kids says, Prize-winning illustrator Emily Gravett’s distinctive illustrations are always full of wit bringing the unexpected into stories and injecting them all with delightful humour. There’s magic in Spells as a frog turns himself into a handsome prince – well, almost!, excellent advice for rabbits on how to spot the danger of wolves in Wolves, lots of useful tips on how to be braver than you feel in Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, a thoughtful exploration of how home often turns out to be best despite feelings of wanderlust in Meerkat Mail, a celebration of exuberant movement in Monkey and Me and a fresh and delightful look at Dogs

Featured books by Emily Gravett

Other books by Emily Gravett

Meerkat Christmas

Meerkat Christmas

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A young meerkat travels the world looking for Christmas in this festive card-packed picture book, perfect for fans of The Jolly Christmas Postman and the modern classic, Meerkat Mail. Sunny isn't quite sure if Christmas in the desert with his meerkat family is the right sort of Christmas - there's no snow, no fir trees and no figgy pudding! So he heads off on a journey round the world looking for the picture perfect Christmas . . . before realizing he might have left it at home after all. From the twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and the creator of Tidy, Cyril and Pat and Again!, Meerkat Christmas is a witty and heartwarming celebration of festive fun and family love that shows Christmas can be whatever you want it to be.

Cyril and Pat

Cyril and Pat

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Cyril and Pat is a very funny, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, author of Tidy and Meerkat Mail. 'Enormous fun to read aloud.' - Guardian Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone says that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others.

Cyril and Pat

Cyril and Pat

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Cyril and Pat is a very funny, rhyming story about friendship from everybody's favourite picture book creator and twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett. Enormous fun to read aloud. - Guardian Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others. Cyril and Pat is a richly colourful, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett.

Old Hat

Old Hat

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2018

Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little. Harbet likes his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep jeering at him - OLD HAT! OLD HAT! No matter what headwear he buys - be it a towering fruit platter hat, an old-boot-on-the-head hat or a brightly lit traffic cone hat, Harbet cannot keep up with the latest fashions. As soon as he gets a brand new hat it is already an . . . OLD HAT! It seems that Harbet will never fit in. But when one day he decides to go his own way, Harbet discovers just how much more fun it is to stop following others and think for yourself. A very funny, charming story all about the futility of fads and the joy of finding your own style, full of brilliantly inventive hats for children to spot. Old Hat! is a fresh, colourful and punchy book from the creator of Wolves, Dogs and Tidy and twice-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett.

Tidy Book and CD Pack

Tidy Book and CD Pack

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Book Release Date: 05/04/2018

Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award 2017 A book and CD version of the brilliantly funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy - read by comedian and actor Lenny Henry. Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realize the error of his ways and set things right? Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness of the illustrations and the many comic details make Tidy a very special book. It even has a die-cut cover and flaps. Once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave. Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows. Lenny Henry is the perfect reader for this funny, jaunty story.

Wolf Won't Bite!

Wolf Won't Bite!

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Take your seat in the front row and watch in wonder as three cheeky little circus pigs make a wild wolf jump through hoops (literally), endure feats of astounding derring-do, and even withstand perilous games of dress-up. Safe in the thought that Wolf Won't Bite! they even put their heads between his jaws . . . but can you push a wolf too far? Sure to strike a chord with anyone who has both a pet and a young child, Wolf Won't Bite! by Emily Gravett is a very funny and playful story with a snappy ending!

Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Gravett weaves her magic again. Irish Times Monkey and me, monkey and me, monkey and me, we went to see some . . . ELEPHANTS! Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is a beautifully illustrated story full of animal fun! A mischievous little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book. Children will love guessing the animals they pretend to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and waving their arm like an elephant's trunk!

Dogs

Dogs

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through the irresistible Dogs by Emily Gravett. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will love to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. Emily Gravett has created another wonderfully satisfying book - with a twist in the tail.

Blue Chameleon

Blue Chameleon

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

This chameleon can turn into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends. Will the chameleon ever find someone to talk to? With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations Emily Gravett's Blue Chameleon is an introduction to colours and shapes (and chameleons!) which is sure to delight readers of all ages. Blue Chameleon is another triumph by award-winning Emily Gravett.

Matilda's Cat

Matilda's Cat

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

Climbing trees, playing with wool . . . Matilda is sure that all cats love these things, but her kitty doesn't seem very enthusiastic. Undaunted, she thinks up new ways to amuse her reluctant playmate. Tea parties? Dressing up? What about a bike ride? Or perhaps a nice book - one about dogs? As the cat goes from nonplussed to terrified, Matilda gets more and more frustrated. After all, what use is a pet if it doesn't want to play? Emily Gravett's deceptively simple text, funny illustrations and satisfying, snuggly ending make Matilda's Cat a joy to share with even the youngest children. Perfect for kids with a pet (whether kitten, puppy, rabbit or hamster)!

Blue Chameleon

Blue Chameleon

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

He can turn himself into anything and appear to fit in anywhere, but it seems that neither the swirly snail, the green grasshopper nor the stripy sock want to be friends with the blue chameleon. Will he ever find someone to talk to? Someone just like him? With a subtle and witty interplay between words and illustrations, Emily Gravett's Blue Chameleon is an introduction to colours and shapes (and chameleons!) which is sure to delight everyone, from the youngest child upwards, in a board book format that is perfect for little hands!

Wolf Won't Bite!

Wolf Won't Bite!

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 15/06/2017

Wolf Won't Bite is a bright, very funny and colourful story from the award-winning Emily Gravett. Take your seat in the front row and watch in wonder as three cheeky little circus pigs make a wild wolf jump through hoops (literally), endure feats of astounding derring-do, and even withstand perilous games of dress-up. Safe in the thought that Wolf Won't Bite! they even put their heads between his jaws . . . but can you push a wolf too far? This very funny and playful story is available as a sturdy hardback board book, perfect for young children.

Dogs

Dogs

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 15/06/2017

Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through the irresistible Dogs by Emily Gravett. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. Emily Gravett has created another wonderfully satisfying book - with a twist in the tail. A classic book in board book format with a smooth and protective hardback cover - perfect for little hands.

Old Hat

Old Hat

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Harbet had a hat. His Nana had knitted it for him when he was little. Harbet likes his comfy knitted hat, but the others keep jeering at him - OLD HAT! OLD HAT! No matter what headwear he buys - be it a towering fruit platter hat, an old-boot-on-the-head hat or a brightly lit traffic cone hat, Harbet cannot keep up with the latest fashions. As soon as he gets a brand new hat it is already an . . . OLD HAT! It seems that Harbet will never fit in. But when one day he decides to go his own way, Harbet discovers just how much more fun it is to stop following others and think for yourself. A very funny, charming story all about the futility of fads and the joy of finding your own style, full of brilliantly inventive hats for children to spot. Old Hat! is a fresh, colourful and punchy book from the creator of Wolves, Dogs and Tidy and twice-winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett.

Tidy

Tidy

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award 2017. From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy. Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right? Lush foliage and delightful characters abound in this cautionary tale of overenthusiastic neatness that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness of the illustrations and the many comic details make this a very special book. Once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave. Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows and the rhythmic, rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.

The Odd Egg

The Odd Egg

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 23/02/2017

All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. But when Duck finds an egg of his own to look after he's delighted - it's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed - and everyone's in for a big surprise when it finally hatches. With split pages that allow the visual jokes to unfold, The Odd Egg is another witty and lively book from award-winning creator, Emily Gravett. A beautifully illustrated and cleverly formatted tale with a surprise ending that's bound to ruffle some feathers!

Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 23/02/2017

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is a beautifully illustrated story full of animal fun! A mischievous little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book. Children will love guessing the animals they pretend to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and waving their arm like an elephant's trunk! This edition of Monkey and Me comes in a chunky board book format perfect for little ones.

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 23/02/2017

Delight in a beautifully realised and very funny exploration of colour, the relationship between different objects and the power of the imagination in this sturdy board book version of the classic. Orange Pear Apple Bear is a wonderfully simple and engaging picture book from award-winning author/illustrator Emily Gravett. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are joyful and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike. Perfect for reading out loud to very young children.

Wolves

Wolves

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2016

Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. He can't put it down! But soon a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes - but if you're a rabbit, you probably should. Brilliantly witty, ingeniously constructed, and with amazing artwork throughout, Wolves has thrilled critics and booksellers alike. Wolves was Emily Gravett's debut book, winning her the Macmillan Prize for Illustration and her first CILIP Kate Greenaway Award. This edition of Wolves features an additional mini book to cut out and keep; it's called 10 Little Rabbits, and it's Wolf's favourite book . . .

Dogs

Dogs

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2016

A special miniature hardback gift edition of the classic Emily Gravett story, with a real cloth cover newly designed and illustrated by Emily herself. Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through the irresistible Dogs by Emily Gravett. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. Emily Gravett has created another wonderfully satisfying book - with a twist in the tail. Now a beautiful gift hardback, the red cloth cover and gorgeous artwork make this the perfect present for dog lovers young and old.

Meerkat Mail

Meerkat Mail

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Perfect for fans of The Jolly Postman - and meerkats! Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around? There's so much to enjoy, from the newspaper cuttings on the endpapers to the wittily accurate information about each mongoose species Sunny visits on his journey. With seven giant glossy postcards attached to the pages, this beautiful book is rich with comic detail and will keep any child entertained for hours. Meerkat Mail is a brilliant picture book from Emily Gravett, the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. It has wonderfully detailed, witty artwork and a giant, glossy postcard flap to lift on every spread. Perfect for meerkat fans!

The Odd Egg

The Odd Egg

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. When Duck finds an egg of his own to look after he's delighted: it's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's a very odd egg indeed - and everyone's in for a big surprise when it finally hatches. With lots of split pages that allow the visual jokes to unfold, The Odd Egg is another witty and lively book from award-winning creator, Emily Gravett. A beautifully illustrated and cleverly formatted tale with a surprise ending that's bound to ruffle some feathers!

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Orange Pear Apple Bear

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Delight in a beautifully realised and very funny exploration of colour, the relationship between different objects and the power of the imagination. Orange Pear Apple Bear is a wonderfully simple and engaging picture book from award-winning author/illustrator Emily Gravett. By rearranging just four words, Emily Gravett creates a series of playful images which are a sheer joy - and intensely satisfying. The loose energy of the pencil and watercolour pictures will be irresistible to adults and children alike. Perfect for reading out loud to very young children.

Again!

Again!

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/2016

It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime - there's just time for his mum to read him his favourite book. Unfortunately for her, Cedric likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again . . . and again . . . and again . . . A cross dragon is a fiery dragon, and Cedric ends up burning a hole right through the book! Again! is a typically funny and irresistible book from star author and illustrator, Emily Gravett, twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Taclus / Tidy

Taclus / Tidy

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2016

Tidy

Tidy

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/03/2016

Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of being too tidy. Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right? Lush foliage and delightfully funny characters abound in this dramatic tale of overzealous neatness that delivers its message of environmental preservation with subtlety and humour. The freshness and vibrancy of the illustrations, the endearing charm of the animal characters, and the many deft comic details throughout make this a very special book. With a sumptuous double-sided jacket and a breathtaking series of die-cuts from the cover through to the title page, once you enter this forest, you'll never want to leave. Emily Gravett's engaging woodland creatures will appeal to fans of such classics as The Animals of Farthing Wood and The Wind in the Willows and the rhythmic, rhyming text is perfect for reading aloud.

Bear and Hare: Mine!

Bear and Hare: Mine!

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2016

Bear and Hare have gone for a walk, but every nice thing they find on the way, Hare wants all for himself. He even gobbles up a lovely ice cream without offering a bite to his best friend. Naughty Hare! Can Bear teach Hare how to share? The best friends return in another warm and funny board book full of visual comedy for younger readers from the wonderful, multi-award-winning Emily Gravett. Look out for more Bear and Hare books: Bear and Hare Go Fishing, Bear and Hare: Snow! and Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?

Bear and Hare: Snow!

Bear and Hare: Snow!

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 08/10/2015

It's snowing . . . and Hare loves snow! He sets out to show his friend Bear just how much fun it can be with an action-packed whirlwind of winter activities. From building a snowman to hurling snowballs, Hare's having a great time -- but Bear doesn't seem so sure. Maybe a sledge, a steep slope and an almighty shove will change his mind . . . Bear and Hare: Snow! by Emily Gravett is a laugh-out-loud story that's perfect for any child who wishes it would snow in winter. Bear and Hare: Snow! is a warm and very funny board book for younger readers by the award-winning Emily Gravett, author of Monkey and Me and Orange Pear Apple Bear. With slapstick humour, loveable characters and beautiful illustrations, the Bear and Hare series is set to become a childhood favourite. Look out for more Bear and Hare books: Bear and Hare Go Fishing and Where's Bear? Praise for Bear and Hare Go Fishing: 'Bear and Hare Go Fishing is a beautifully illustrated book, full of warmth and humour, and starring two loveable new characters. I find the book really cute and the little man likes it too, he can read it on its own and giggles while reading the story.' lilinhaangel.com 'This is a lovely first book for enjoying together with a simple story and lovely pictures to go with it.' Thebookbag.co.uk

Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?

Bear and Hare: Where's Bear?

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2015

Bear and Hare are back in their third adventure, Where's Bear? and this time they're playing hide-and-seek. Hare is very good at closing his eyes and counting to ten. The problem is, Bear is not very good at hiding. Not very good at all. When you're as big as Bear squeezing yourself behind a lamp stand is not easy, and trying to disappear behind a glass fish tank is simply not going to work. But all of a sudden Bear is. . . gone! Wherever could he be? Lovingly written and illustrated by award-winning Emily Gravett, children will love this engaging and funny story featuring everybody's favourite friends: Bear and Hare. Praise for Emily Gravett: 'One of our most inventive and surprise-full creators of picture books' - Michael Rosen 'She has the intuitive grasp of timing, expression and anticipation which marks out the exceptional from the mediocre' - Sunday Telegraph

Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts

Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2014

Little Mouse has found a new book, and this time it's full of scary creatures. Undaunted, he bravely sets about removing or altering all the scariest bits: cosy mittens to cover the lion's claws, ruby lips to replace the shark's teeth -- and he even pole vaults out of the way of the bear! Full of flaps, jokes and Emily Gravett's trademark wit, with a brilliantly satisfying ending, Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts is a worthy companion to the multi-award-winning Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears.

Again!

Again!

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/09/2012

It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime -- there's just time for his mum to read him his favourite book. Unfortunately for her, Cedric likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again . . . and again . . . and again . . . A cross dragon is a fiery dragon, and Cedric ends up burning a hole right through the book! Again! is a typically funny and irresistible book from star talent, Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Rabbit Problem

The Rabbit Problem

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2010

Hop along to Fibonacci's Field and follow Lonely and Chalk Rabbit through a calendar year as they try to handle different seasonal challenges each month, from the freezing cold of February to the wet of April and the heat of July, all while coping with their rapidly expanding brood. The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett is an extraordinary book, packed with funny details and novelty elements including a baby rabbit record book, a rabbit newspaper and a surprise pop-up ending!

Spells

Spells

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

A hopeful little frog tries to turn himself into a handsome prince by piecing together the torn pages of a spell book. There's just one problem - although Frog knows all about magical spells, spelling is another matter . . . There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments to share in Spells, a wonderful and inventive story from Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Emily Gravett. Have fun flipping the mix-and-match pages to follow Frog as he struggles through a host of jumbled spell combinations and extraordinary guises (Rabbit? Fabbit?! Prabbit!?!) in search of his fairytale ending.

The Odd Egg

The Odd Egg

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2009

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett is a beautifully illustrated tale with a surprise ending bound to ruffle some feathers! All the birds have eggs to hatch. All except Duck. Then Duck is delighted to find an egg of his own to look after. It's the most beautiful egg in the whole world! But all the other birds think it's very odd indeed - and everyone's in for a big surprise when it finally hatches. With split pages, this fun format will keep children in suspense as the story unfolds. And they'll love joining in - creak! crack! as each egg hatches.

Dogs

Dogs

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2009

Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through the irresistible Dogs by Emily Gravett. Can you choose one dog to love best of all? With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. A wonderfully satisfying book with a twist in the tail.

Spells

Spells

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2008

Once upon a time, a frog found a book. After reading Spell to become a Handsome Prince on a page fragment he tried to piece the spell back together . . . There are lots of laugh-out-loud moments to be had with the mix-and-match pages as Frog struggles through a host of jumbled spells and extraordinary guises (Rabbit? Fabbit?! Prabbit!?!) in search of his fairytale ending. Another wonderfully inventive book from the creator of WOLVES, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestle Children's Book Prize Bronze Award.

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2008

Winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Young children will identify with the little mouse who uses the pages of this book to document his fears - from loud noises and the dark, to being sucked down the plughole. Packed with details and surprise treats including flaps, nibbled holes and even a hilarious fold-out map, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett is an extraordinary, award-winning picture book.

Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2008

Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is a beautifully illustrated story full of animal fun! A mischievous little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this playful book. Young children will love guessing what animal they are pretending to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and waving their arm like an elephant's trunk!

Meerkat Mail

Meerkat Mail

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2007

Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close . . . so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides he's had enough and packs his bags. He's off to visit his mongoose cousins. But from the watery world of the Marsh Mongoose to the nocturnal lifestyle of the Malagasy Mongoose, Sunny just doesn't fit in. And who's that shadowy figure who seems to be following him around? A brilliant picture book from the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/08/2007

Young children will identify with the little mouse who documents his fears in the pages of this book - from loud noises and the dark to being sucked down the plughole. Original and innovative, with flaps, die-cuts and even a hilarious fold-out map, this is another extraordinary picture book from the creator of WOLVES, winner of the 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal and Nestle Award Bronze Medal.

Monkey and Me

Monkey and Me

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2007

A cheeky little girl and her toy monkey swing irresistibly through the pages of this gorgeous playful book. Young children will love guessing what animal they are pretending to be, before shouting out the answers as the pages are turned to reveal the real creatures. Soon everyone will be waddling like a penguin, jumping like a kangaroo and hanging upside down like a bat!

Wolves

Wolves

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2006

Rabbit borrows a book about wolves from the library. Straightforward enough. But it's not long before a sinister figure with sharp claws and a bushy tail starts to creep right off the pages. You won't believe your eyes - especially if you're a rabbit. Brilliantly witty, with amazing artwork, two surprise endings, plus fun novelty elements, Emily Gravett's Wolves is an outstanding picture book and winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Bear and Hare Go Fishing

Bear and Hare Go Fishing

Author: Emily Gravett Format: Board book Release Date: 02/07/2005

Bear and Hare are off on a fishing trip, with nets and rods at the ready. Bear loves fishing! Hare seems more interested in his picnic. But after a long wait, the two adventurers catch more than they expect in this tale of fun, friendship and fishy goings-on. Full of warmth and humour, and starring two loveable characters, Bear and Hare Go Fishing is a beautifully illustrated story from Emily Gravett, the twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. This lovely tale of friendship is sure to delight children and parents alike. In a sturdy board book format, it's perfect for younger readers. Look out for Bear and Hare: Snow! and Where's Bear?

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