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Pete Williamson is a London-based artist, animation designer, and creator of twelve children's books to date. This site provides a showcase for his extensive work in all these areas, as well as comprehensive art galleries, regular updates and exclusive previews on all Pete's upcoming projects and information on how to commission art and design work.
Highly visual, filled with slapstick humour and with a cast of monstrous but endearing characters, the Stitch Head stories are always great fun. Stitch Head works hard to keep Professor Erasmus and Castle Grotteskew safe – even though his master has practically forgotten he exists – but he’s no match for adventurer Dotty Dauntless who barrels in determined to leave with a monster (to win a bet with the boys at the Venture Club …). Life at the castle is about to change for ever, but in a way that brings surprising good news for little Stitch Head. Stitch Head is quiet, well-meaning, long-suffering and generally put upon in fact. You can’t help but love him and readers will be cheering for him at the end! ~ Andrea Reece
Stitch Head and the residents of Castle Grotteskew are back for another adventure – hoorah! They’re struggling to keep order in the castle which has become home to 100 ravenous human orphans - not even the Creature’s ‘entertrainment’ show can keep them happy, despite his costume’s toggle of hilarity… Add to that a rampaging beast that might just be Arabella and the stage is set for an enormous helping of fun. Gruesome, inventive, and full of slapstick humour the Stitch Head books are highly entertaining, while their cast of strange characters are genuinely endearing. The design and Pete Williamson’s illustrations make them even more appealing. ~ Andrea Reece
Monstar is not your usual kind of pet. She’s green and fluffy for a start and loves nothing more than dancing, eating green porridge and her blankey. But Monstar dreams of being a being a real, live superhero. Her attempts however are anything but super. That is until one day she discovers robbers in the museum. Will Monstar be able to unleash her inner superhero and save the day? A delightful story about finding your inner hero and a most unusual kind of pet. Red Early Reader books are the next step on your child's reading journey, encouraging independent reading with exciting stories and engaging illustrations. Short accessible chapters make them ideal for newly confident readers - we also think they're great for sharing too!
Created by a mad professor Stitch Head is no ordinary boy and his life is very far from ordinary! In this new madcap adventure, Stitch Head finds himself in a tricky spot as he tries to rescue Arabella from Otherways, a home for unwanted orphans. An hilarious gothic fantasy in which the most unlikely things can – and do - happen. ................................. This is the fourth in a widely successful, funny series, accessible, fast paced and illustrated throughout, this is a great choice for reluctant readers. The first Stitch Head title was part of the Richard & Judy Children's Book Club selection in Spring 2012. Click here to download an extract.
Fans of Marcus Sedgwick's Raven Mysteries and Lemony Snicket will love the Stitch Head titles. Join Stitch Head, a mad professor’s forgotten creation, on another freakishly funny adventure! Having already escaped the clutches of a creepy circus master and a legendary pirate, Stitch Head – the almost-human result of the frightfully insane Professor Erasmus’ experiments – has his third outing in The Ghost of Grotteskew. A villainous spirit is haunting the corridors of Castle Grotteskew, and he’s after two things: Stitch Head’s heart… and soul.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Leeds Book Award - July 2012 Book of the Month. Humour, magic and the altogether unexpected are woven together engagingly to create a delightfully original adventure. Elf Girl and Raven Boy meet by chance and soon become firm friends after Raven Boy crashes out of a tree and lands right on top of Elf Girl’s home! Great illustrations bring out the wit of this entertaining and easy to read story. It's from the creators of Raven Mysteries (Blue Peter award-winning Funniest Book with Pictures) and is perfect for readers of 8+.
If you love adventure, mystery and gothic stories complete with plenty of humour and wacky, sometimes frightening characters including monsters and a mad professor, then this is the book for you. Add in Stitch Head, a little boy - in fact a tiny little boy - who is so incredibly brave. In this the second in the Stitch Head series, Stitch Head takes to the high seas with his great friends, Creature and Arabella but soon they find themselves knee deep in trouble. Fans of The Raven Mysteries will love this story. Author Guy Bass is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2010 in the Most Fun Story with Pictures category for Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things. Click here for his website.
If you liked Marcus Sedgwick's The Raven Mysteries, you'll love this ! Gruesome and scarily witty, this is the spooky story of Stitch Head, a lonely almost-human creature made by a mad professor in the sinister Castle Grotesque. Almost lost and forgotten, Stitch Head’s life is turned upside down when Fulbert Freakfinder’s Travelling Circus rolls into his home town of Grubbers Nubbin. After that, nothing is ever quite the same again... Click here to visit the Stitch Head website.
Goth Froth for Early Readers. Cudweed wants a monkey for his birthday in this brand new story featuring some of the characters that have proved such a hit in the Raven Mysteries series for slightly older kids but Cudweed's is a terrific introduction for readers aged 5-8 particularly boys.
A brand new story perfect for early readers, particularly those who are sick and tired of being told what to do! Nag nag nag. Why can't she have the kind of parents that let her eat sweets all day? Or parents who never make her go to bed, or eat vegetables? Then she sees an advert for the Parent Swap Shop, and Ava knows it's time to trade in the old ones for a new and improved Mum and Dad. But is the idea of changing parents quite what she thought it would be?
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 When Dinkin is told he needs to wear glasses, he can barely contain his terror, for he knows that there’s more to a pair of glasses than meets the eye... In his haste to get rid of them, Dinkin unwittingly brings his bespectacled double from Dimension 9 to life... and unlike Dinkin, ‘Danger Dings’ is afraid of nothing! It’s time for Dinkin and the Frightening Things to be very afraid!
Winner of the 2010 Blue Peter 'Most Fun with Pictures' Award. Dinkin Dings is afraid of everything - not just scary things, like being stuck in a lift with a hungry jaguar, but pretty much totally everything (apart from the monsters under his bed)! When Dinkin sees his new neighbours, he's certain that the girl next door is in fact a flesh-eating alien space zombie! But no one believes him. Can Dinkin, and his friends, The Frightening Things, rid the world of the evil zombies before the whole planet is turned into mindless flesh-eating slaves...?
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