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Ros Asquith - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Ros Asquith contributes a regular cartoon feature to The Guardian and achieved fame world wide for her Teenage Worrier books (realistic and funny explorations of teen problems and how to solve them) and the Trixie Tempest books aimed at the "tween" market of readers between the ages of nine and twelve. Her book Letters from an Alien Schoolboy was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize and The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, won the School Libraries Association Prize.
 
An honours graduate of Camberwell Art School, Asquith worked in graphic design and mural painting before moving into cartooning in the 1980s. She has also served as a theatre critic for several English periodicals. Since 1990 she has been well established as a cartoonist, author, and illustrator.

Books by Ros Asquith

The Great Big Brain Book

The Great Big Brain Book

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2021

The Great Big Brain Book introduces children to what the human brain is all about. Each spread features humorous, bright and engaging artwork, accompanied by accessible yet informative text on the human brain. Get ready to uncover everything you ever wanted to know about the human brain. Your brain is absolutely amazing! They are responsible for absolutely every single thing we do. Every time we breathe, or walk or talk or eat, it's all because of our brilliant brains! When we feel happy or sad, when we drop something, when we run or draw - none of this would be possible without our fantastic brains. Find out how our brains work, how they control the rest of the body and how they change over time. From how they create our memories, to how they help us learn new things and what happens to them when we are asleep, great ready to uncover lots of fascinating facts about the brain. And don't forget to look out for the friendly cat on every page, helping us learn all about our wonderful brains!

The Great Big Brain Book

The Great Big Brain Book

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2020

The Great Big Brain Book introduces children to what the human brain is all about. Each spread features humorous, bright and engaging artwork, accompanied by accessible yet informative text on the human brain. Get ready to uncover everything you ever wanted to know about the human brain. Your brain is absolutely amazing! They are responsible for absolutely every single thing we do. Every time we breathe, or walk or talk or eat, it's all because of our brilliant brains! When we feel happy or sad, when we drop something, when we run or draw - none of this would be possible without our fantastic brains. Find out how our brains work, how they control the rest of the body and how they change over time. From how they create our memories, to how they help us learn new things and what happens to them when we are asleep, great ready to uncover lots of fascinating facts about the brain. And don't forget to look out for the friendly cat on every page, helping us learn all about our wonderful brains!

The Great Big Book of Life

The Great Big Book of Life

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2019

The Great Big Book of Life a glorious, diverse celebration of human life, from birth to death, by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith. Featuring funny artwork and wonderfully sensitive and accessible text this book is a must have for children everywhere to learning everything they need to know about the story of life. The sixth title in the Great Big Book series explores every stage of human life. From birth to starting nursery, being a teenager to becoming an adult, from work to relationships, homes and jobs, to aging illness and death. This universal but challenging topic is dealt with Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith's trademark sensitivity and humour and inclusivity. This is the perfect introduction for children to the huge topic of life and is sure to answer many of the question they have.

The Great Big Green Book

The Great Big Green Book

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2018

Think of the future. Can you imagine our planet as beautiful as it used to be? You could be the one to help make it beautiful again, with the things you do and the ideas you have. Your planet needs YOU! Join authors Ros Asquith and Mary Hoffman as they explain what we need for life on Earth and show us the importance of the rainforests and the oceans. In this bumper book of environmentally friendly ideas, they explain that we need to look after our planet, showing how some of the things we take for granted are running out, and how we have polluted so much our planet. As well as facts about our planet, the book is full of brilliant action plans to help save our planet, including ideas for saving water, saving energy, recycling, repairing, growing seasonal food, cooking fresh food, saving on packing, asking questions... and thinking of new inventions and big ideas. This is the eco-friendly guide to helping save the planet that all young children can learn from!

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: Aunty Cake

Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks: Oxford Level 7: Aunty Cake

Author: Ros Asquith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Aunty Cake is very kind and very good at baking, but she's not very good at remembering things. Her forgetfulness is always getting her into trouble ... but other people remember her kindness and help her out. This charming story ends happily at a party with plenty of cake! Oxford Reading Tree Story Sparks is an emotionally-engaging fiction series that will fire children's imaginations. These 36 original stories will get children thinking, and develop and deepen their comprehension skills. The variety of authors and illustration styles broadens children's reading experience, with something to appeal to every child. All the books in the series are carefully levelled, so it's easy to match every child to the right book for them. They also contain inside cover notes, to enable parents and teachers to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.

Raiders of the Lost Shark

Raiders of the Lost Shark

Author: Lyn Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

The second book in the hilarious THE GHASTLY MCNASTYS series. Grisly and Gruesome McNasty are so scary, even fish cover their eyes and swim the other way when they see them coming! The McNastys are after Captain Syd's treasure, rumoured to be buried in Little Snoring Castle. And they're in luck - a pirate movie's being shot there. They reckon they'll easily be able to sneak into the castle, blend in with the cast and steal all the treasure. But youngsters Tat and Hetty, have outwitted the dastardly duo before, and have plans to trap them once and for all.

The Great Big Book of Feelings

The Great Big Book of Feelings

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2013

The book opens with the question: How are you feeling today? And this leads on to a spread by spread presentation of a wide range of feelings, including: *Happy * Sad * Excited * Bored * Interested * Angry * Upset * Calm * Silly * Lonely * Scared * Safe *Embarrassed * Shy * Confident * Worried * Jealous * Satisfied The final spread is about Feeling Better because sharing and talking about feelings helps us to feel better. The approach and design follows The Great Big Book of Families, with lots of different children in lots of different situations, brief text captions and questions and plenty of humour to make sure the book is fun. Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith look at feelings in family life, at school and everywhere with the same warmth, wit and sensitivity that they brought to their award- winning The Great Big Book of Families.

The Great Big Book of Families

The Great Big Book of Families

Author: Mary Hoffman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2010

What is a family? Once, it was said to be a father, mother, boy, girl, cat and dog living in a house with a garden. But as times have changed, families have changed too, and now there are almost as many kinds of families as colours of the rainbow - from a mum and dad or single parent to two mums or two dads, from a mixed-race family to children with different mums and dads, from families with a disabled member to those with a mum or dad in prison. Mary Hoffman takes a look through children's eyes at the wide varieties of family life: from homes, food, ways of celebrating, schools and holidays to getting around, jobs and housework, from extended families, languages and hobbies to pets and family trees - and she concludes that, for most people, their own family is the best one of all! With Ros Asquith's delightful pictures, this book takes a fresh, optimistic look at families of today.

The Roman Beanfeast

The Roman Beanfeast

Author: Gillian Cross Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2009

Like every other school in the country, Davy's class are working on the Romans. Everyone is to do a piece of work based on the visit they made to a Roman fort and the best will get a prize at the Roman Feast planned by the school. Davy's problem is that bossy Molly from next door keeps stealing his ideas. That is until Davey draws inspiration from Julius Sneezer the Roman soldier. A funny and insightful story from the popular prize winning author of The Demon Headmaster.

Pet School

Pet School

Author: Jenny Oldfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2005

At a school for their pets, Dino and Laura learn all about their dogs and more about each other. A touching tale about friendship. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Letter from America

Letter from America

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2004

Much to Tommo's dismay, his teacher wants everyone in the class to have a penpal. But he's in for a big surprise! Share Tommo's sad times and his happy times - and meet Shelley who raps, rhymes and jokes in her letters from America..

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