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Written by John Burningham

Featured Books for 5+ readers Featured Books for 7+ readers Humorous Pets Short Stories Stories about Animals

Simp Synopsis

Simp is a small, fat, ugly dog. Nobody loves her and she hasn't got a home, so she sets out in search of a friend and finds a family - and some hidden talents that make her rather special. . . .


Simp Press Reviews

"He is one of the best writers in the business" (Financial Times)

"Sprightly illustrations provide a sophisticated and refreshing accompaniment to an entertaining story" (School Library Journal)

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ISBN: 9780099400776
Publication date: 04/03/1999
Publisher: Red Fox
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099400776
Publication date: 4th March 1999
Author: John Burningham
Publisher: Red Fox
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: Humorous, Pets, Short Stories, Animals

About John Burningham

John Burningham (1936-2019) studied illustration and graphic design at the Central School of Art, graduating with distinction in 1959. Many illustration commissions followed including iconic posters for London Transport, before the publication of Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers, John’s first book for children (Cape, 1963) which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and heralded the beginning of an extraordinary career. John Burningham has since written and illustrated over thirty picture books, that have been translated and distributed all over the world. These feature his classic and much loved children’s books including Chitty ...

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