Garry Parsons - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Garry Parsons is an award-winning illustrator of books for children, including the bestselling picture book The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter. Garry’s illustrations have accompanied the words of many prestigious picturebook authors, including Kes Gray, Ian Whybrow and Peter Bently. Garry has also illustrated the popular fiction series The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey and the space adventure series George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking for slightly older readers. Garry has recently collaborated with Matt Edmondson on an acclaimed interactive novelty gift book, The Greatest Magician in the World. Garry’s books have been translated into many languages, and his illustrationsare loved by children around the world. Garry lives in London with his young family and old dog.

 

Featured books by Garry Parsons

The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past

The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

Read along with Tom and Dougie as Danny and Dinosaur make history in their third adventure!  Find out in this hysterical historical adventure from the creators of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas, and The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet.

Other books by Garry Parsons

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Read along with Tom and Dougie in this supersonic book and CD duo! Danny and Dino survived an poop-tastic Christmas and this time they take a trip into space. One boy. One space rocket. One very hungry dinosaur. And NO sandwiches. The ingredients for an EXPLOSIVE space adventure ...But just how will Danny get home when his dinosaur has eaten the rocket? This book comes from the authors and illustrator of THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED CHRISTMAS!

Molly's Magic Wardrobe: The Mermaid Mission

Molly's Magic Wardrobe: The Mermaid Mission

Author: Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

The Fairytale Hairdresser meets The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in this magical new picture book series about a girl and her enchanted dressing-up wardrobe! Join Molly on her second magical adventure as she visits the enchanted dressing-up wardrobe in her Granny's house. There are so many costumes to choose from in her magic dressing-up wardrobe. Today she's going to be . . . a mermaid! With a whizz and a pop and a shower of stars, Molly dives below the sea and soon finds herself on a mission: she must race to save the mermaids' shipwreck from some pesky sharks! This rhyming adventure full of magic is brought to life with bright, eye-popping artwork from Garry Parsons, illustrator of the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped series. Collect them all! Join Molly on her first adventure as she whizzes off to fairyland . . . Molly's Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star - 9781405285254 Adam Guillain is a children's writer, musician and a co-founder of Storytelling Schools. Charlotte Guillain taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Since meeting in Zanzibar while working with Voluntary Services Overseas, they have written several picture books together including Supermarket Gremlins, School for Dads and the George's Amazing Adventures series. Garry Parsons is a bestselling illustrator who has worked on several children's books including the hugely popular Dinosaur That Pooped series. He has been published by Scholastic, Random House, Puffin, Egmont, Hodder, Andersen Press, Walker Books and others, including many foreign editions. Garry lives with his young family and old dog.

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2018

It's Daisy's birthday and she's having a special birthday treat! Mum has invited her best friends, Gabby and Dylan, on a trip to the zoo - and, best of all, Mum has arranged for Daisy to go into the actual penguin cage with the actual zoo keeper and FEED actual penguins! REAL ACTUAL PENGUINS! With actual beaks and everything!! Trouble is, Daisy doesn't just feed the penguins, she 'adopts' one to take home and everything . . .

Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Cereal Superfan: A Bloomsbury Young Reader

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Stephen Rice is a cereal superfan. So when his supply of Cracklewheat, Corncrunch, Toastyoats and Choc-o-not-hoops runs out, Stephen is devastated. But there's a competition to win a lifetime supply - if Stephen can build the perfect cereal... This hilarious story from one of the nation's most loved writers, Julia Donaldson (author of The Gruffalo), is perfect for children who are learning to read by themselves and for Key Stage 1. It features engaging illustrations by Garry Parsons and quirky characters young readers will find hard to resist. Bloomsbury Young Readers are the perfect way to get children reading, with book-banded stories by brilliant authors like Julia Donaldson. They are packed with gorgeous colour illustrations and include inside cover notes to help adults reading with children, as well as ideas for activities related to the stories. Book band: Lime Quizzed for Accelerated Reader Ideal for ages: 6+

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Once upon a poop . . . Our fearless heroes are back! Danny and Dinosaur are convinced that a damsel in distress needs their help... the only problem is, they aren't sure where she actually is. So they set off through Fairy Tale Land to track her down, but things don't go exactly to plan... Can Dinosaur make it through Fairy Tale Land without eating everything in sight? And do all princesses really need to be rescued? Packed with prehistoric cheekiness, punchy girl power and, of course, lots and lots of poop! ----- From the totally gross imaginations of bestselling authors Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter (and with disgustingly glorious artwork from Garry Parsons) the Dinosaur That Pooped series are full of laugh out loud rhymes and more poop than you can cope with!

Molly's Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star

Molly's Magic Wardrobe: Search for the Fairy Star

Author: Adam Guillain, Charlotte Guillain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Fairytale Hairdresser meets Narnia in this magical new picture book series about a girl and her enchanted dressing-up wardrobe! Join Molly on her first magical adventure as she discovers an enchanted dressing-up wardrobe full of costumes in her Granny's house. There are so many costumes to choose from in her magic dressing-up wardrobe. Today she's going to be . . . a fairy! With a whizz, a pop and a shower of stars, Molly is whisked off to Fairyland! She arrives in fairyland just in time to help Fairy Flo who has lost her magic wand. There she meets an array of magical creatures including a unicorn, a big grey wolf, a witch and a huge friendly giant. Can she help Flo find her wand? Every book includes an amazing dressing up set - free fairy wings and wand for every reader! Children can read the book and then join in the dressing-up fun with their very own set of fairy wings and a magic wand. This rhyming adventure full of magic, featuring favourite fairytale characters, is brought to life with bright, eye-popping artwork from Garry Parsons, illustrator of the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped series. Perfect for fans of The Fairytale Hairdresser series and classics fairytale stories, this is a wonderful book for parents and children to enjoy before bedtime. Adam Guillain is a children's writer, musician and a co-founder of Storytelling Schools. Charlotte Guillain taught English to air traffic controllers and nurses before deciding a career in publishing would endanger fewer lives. Since meeting in Zanzibar while working with Voluntary Services Overseas, they have written several picture books together including Supermarket Gremlins, School for Dads and the George's Amazing Adventures series. Garry Parsons is a bestselling illustrator who has worked on several children's books including the hugely popular Dinosaur That Pooped series. He has been published by Scholastic, Random House, Puffin, Egmont, Hodder, Andersen Press, Walker Books and others, including many foreign editions. Garry lives in London with his young family and old dog.

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue? Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit - from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series. Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent

Project X Origins: Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Shadow Swap

Project X Origins: Lime+ Book Band, Oxford Level 12: Shadow Swap

Author: John Dougherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2018

Scott feels jealous of his shadow - no-one notices shadows or gets cross with them, they can just fade into the background. If only Scott could swap places with his shadow... Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2017

Everyone's favourite fairy meets everyone's favourite bunny in this rhyming Easter egg hunt! From Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped series. The Tooth Fairy helps the Easter Bunny hide eggs inside wellington boots, under logs and inside a wheelbarrow. All is set for the Easter egg hunt until one of the children loses her wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue? Following the much-loved The Tooth Fairy's Christmas and The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit. Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: - 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - The Independent - 'It's Christmas Eve and both Santa and the Tooth Fairy are heading for Little Tim Tucker's house. But finding it and delivering presents and a gold coi are a tricky business.' - Nursery World - 'Lots of fun for young children.' - Angels & Urchins

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2017

The Tooth Fairy meets the Royal Family in this hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas. The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent 'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

Author: Peter Bently Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

The hilarious rhyming sequel to The Tooth Fairy's Christmas from Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas. The prince has lost his first tooth! He's asleep in his bedroom in the palace ... but the palace is enormous! Will the Tooth Fairy ever find him? And meanwhile can she help find another set of important royal teeth that have gone missing?! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: 'Garry Parsons does the both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations.' - Independent 'Lots of fun for young children' - Angels and Urchins

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

Danny wants everything for Christmas. But what he gets is a dinosaur, a very hungry dinosaur. Danny's new dino eats up all of Christmas, but as we all know, what goes in must come out . . . Danny is about to have the most EXPLOSIVE Christmas of his life! There's poop, presents and prehistoric creatures in this festive feast!

Are you the Pirate Captain?

Are you the Pirate Captain?

Author: Gareth P. (Author) Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

First mate Hugh has got the whole crew and the pirate ship ready, but they can't set sail until they find a captain! Come on this salty adventure as Hugh and his scurvy sea dogs try to find the perfect pirate for the job. Rather than a peg leg or a hook, it turns out what their captain needs is the brains to lead!

The Football Ghosts

The Football Ghosts

Author: Malachy Doyle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A spooky, funny football story by Malachy Doyle and Garry Parsons, perfect for children learning to read. Seamus loves two things - United and ghosts! So when he hears that the spooky old castle on the hill has ghosts playing football in it, he's up there in a flash! Well, as quickly as he can go with his scaredy-ba Granda in tow. Once they get into the castle, Seamus discovers that there are two teams kicking a ball around there - the 1948 United and Rovers cup final teams, doomed to play on until they hear the final whistle. And guess what Seamus has in his pocket? But first, there's the chance to beat the Rovers, with Seamus the star striker in place! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. * Varied sentences * Detailed illustrations to enjoy * Chapters * Interesting characters and themes * A rich range of vocabulary * More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! Sound Book

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet! Sound Book

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

This SUPER SOUND BOOK edition of THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED A PLANET! is the perfect present for all Danny and Dinosaur fans. Danny and Dinosaur are back, and this time they are going to space! But when Danny realises he's forgotten Dino's lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home: the rocket! Discover how Danny and Dino get home and play along with the sounds as you read the story!

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Bed

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Bed

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Danny and Dinosaur want to watch telly but Mum won't let them until they've tidied their room. So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away - he gets Dino to eat it all up! But just when they think they can get away with it, there's a rumble in Dino's tummy - another EXPLOSIVE adventure is about to begin! From the best-selling creators of The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! and The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Bed

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Bed

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Danny and Dinosaur want to watch telly but Mum won't let them until they've tidied their room. So Danny thinks of a plan to make all the mess go away - he gets Dino to eat it all up! But just when they think they can get away with it, there's a rumble in Dino's tummy - another EXPLOSIVE adventure is about to begin! From the best-selling creators of The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet! and The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past!

Ten Spooky Skeletons

Ten Spooky Skeletons

Author: Patricia Hegarty Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2015

Join the skeletons as they go on a counting adventure in search of friends in this peek-through picture book with a spooky twist and a glow-in-the-dark finale!

Are you the Pirate Captain?

Are you the Pirate Captain?

Author: Gareth P. (Author) Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2015

First mate Hugh has got the whole crew and the pirate ship ready, but they can't set sail until they find a captain! Come on this salty adventure as Hugh and his scurvy seadogs try to find the perfect pirate for the job. Rather than a peg leg or a hook, it turns out what their captain needs is the brains to lead!

The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!

The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!

Author: Gareth P. (Author) Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2015

The dinosaurs are having a party It starts precisely at three I'm a boy not a dinosaur So I'm pleased they invited me. But the dinosaurs are planning to serve a special dish at their party and perhaps all is not as it seems...

The Dinosaur that Pooped Space Sticker Activity Book

The Dinosaur that Pooped Space Sticker Activity Book

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2015

Join Danny and Dinosaur as they explore space together! There's rockets, planets, puzzles and Poop in this fun sticker activity book. With puzzles, games and four pages of stickers, it's perfect for keeping little ones busy.

That Naughty Meerkat!

That Naughty Meerkat!

Author: Ian Whybrow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2015

A laugh-out-loud new picture book from the author of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs series and the illustrator of the Dinosaur that Pooped series. Uncle Fearless is sure he can look after the baby meerkats all by himself. But taking charge is not as easy as it seems - especially with Trouble about: that naughty meerkat! So, whatever will he do when the meerkats suddenly find themselves in danger?

Dino Dog

Dino Dog

Author: Jane Clarke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2014

David and Lucy have got a new dog from the Rescue Centre, but they don't know what his name is. What they do know is that he's ace at digging and he's got a good nose for fossilized bones. In this humorous holiday adventure story, set on the Isle of Wight, David and Lucy are determined to find out if the bones their dog digs up are real dinosaur bones. Imagine if they've discovered a new kind of dinosaur! A dramatic storm and encounter with a local beachcomber eventually lead to the discovery of a complete dinosaur skeleton in the rock cliffs -- and the right name fortheir keen-nosed dog.

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past!

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2014

When they accidentally go back through history on a time-travelling swing, Danny and Dinosaur meet some new dino friends. But soon there's a rumbling noise; it's a volcano about to erupt! Can Dinosaur save the day by pooping them back to the future? Find out in this hysterical historical adventure from the creators of THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED CHRISTMAS and THE DINOSAUR THAT POOPED A PLANET.

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Fee Fi Fo Mum!

Project X Origins: White Book Band, Oxford Level 10: Working as a Team: Fee Fi Fo Mum!

Author: Sian Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In Fee Fi Fo Mum! quarrelling twins Sam and Samantha have to work together to play the giant in Jack and the Beanstalk. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Danny and Dinosaur are back, and this time they are going to space! But when Danny realises he's forgotten Dino's lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home: the rocket! How will Dino get them back home? There's poop, planets and pandemonium in this supersonic space adventure!

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

No matter the occasion, Daisy just can't help getting into trouble! When three actual burglaries happen in Daisy's town, Daisy is beside herself with excitement. Two houses and the fish and chip shop have been broken into (and lots of cods and haddocks have been stolen). Anyone could be next! Daisy wants to help. Together with Gabby and Dylan, she forms her own detective agency. Armed with a notebook, a magnifying glass, a camera and a box of icing sugar, she sets out on the burglars' trail. Trouble is, detective work is hard when you're not allowed to go further than the end of the road . . .

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Danny wants everything for Christmas. But what he gets is a dinosaur, a very hungry dinosaur. Danny's new dino eats up all of Christmas, but as we all know, what goes in must come out...Danny is about to have the most EXPLOSIVE Christmas of his life! There's poop, presents and prehistoric creatures in this festive feast!

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2012

'The trouble with coconuts is they are the worst type of nuts in the whole wide world. If you ask me, coconuts shouldn't be allowed in a funfair. If you double ask me, they shouldn't even be allowed to grow. Coconuts are too big. Coconuts are too hairy. Plus, if you try to win one, they just get you into trouble. Which isn't my fault!' Get up to no good with Daisy as she heads to the funfair - for a whole lot more trouble!

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Author: Kes Gray Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2008

Fee Fi Fo Fum! What has Daisy gone and done?! Daisy has decided she wants to meet a REAL giant! If Daisy met a real giant he'd pick Daisy up and put her on his shoulder and they'd have giant adventures! They'd eat crunchy creams as big as tractor tyres, and if she got thirsty, they'd have giant lemonades out of giant straws. It would be sooooo gooood! Trouble is . . . if you want to meet a giant you need a magic bean. And finding magic beans can be troublesome . . . The trouble with giants is they really shouldn't live at the top of magic beanstalks. If giants didn't live at the top of magic beanstalks then Daisy is convinced that she wouldn't have got into big trouble AGAIN!

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