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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

3+ readers

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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.

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Other books by Garry Parsons

Fabulous Frankie

Fabulous Frankie

Author: Simon James Green Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2021

From award-winning Simon James Green and bestselling Garry Parsons comes this beautifully-told, gorgeously illustrated picture book about what it REALLY means to be fabulous! All Frankie wants is to be fabulous! But, SIGH!, he's literally surrounded by so many fabulous flamingos, so how on earth can he stand out from the crowd? Maybe, just maybe, Frankie's friends will help him learn the most important thing of all: the best way to be fabulous is to be YOU! Wonderfully funny story by award-winning author, Simon James Green Beautiful illustrations by Garry Parsons, the bestselling illustrator of The Dinosaur Who Pooped series The perfect picture book for any child who needs reassurance or a confidence boost With super shiny blue foil on the cover, this book is the perfect gift Also available by Simon and Garry: Llama Glamarama

My Daddies!

My Daddies!

Author: Gareth Peter Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2021

A funny, heartfelt picture-book celebrating same-sex parents and shared story time, perfect for introducing children to the different kinds of family in the world today. Set off on a series of incredible adventures with an adorable family as the stories they read burst into colourful life. Battle dragons, dodge deadly dinosaurs, zoom to the moon and explore the world in a hot air balloon, before winding down in a wonderfully cosy bedtime ending. The bouncy, rhyming, read-aloud text is brought to life by bestselling, award-winning illustrator Garry Parsons, illustrator of The Dinosaur that Pooped series. 'This rhyming picture book celebrating same-sex parents is a gentle and sweet read . . . a wonderful celebration of adoption and the different shapes a family can take!' BookTrust

Daisy and the Trouble With Unicorns

Daisy and the Trouble With Unicorns

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

The BRAND NEW laugh-out-loud Daisy adventure for readers of 6-9, from bestselling author of the Oi Frog series, Kes Gray. Here comes trouble! It's Gabby's birthday and Daisy is the GUEST OF HONOUR at her party!!! What's even more exciting is that Gabby has been given TWO TOY UNICORNS for her birthday. They're so sparkly and soft and fluffy and cuddly!!! Trouble is, these unicorns are also MAGIC - and very chatty. And they're giving Daisy all sorts of troublesome ideas...

Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A brilliantly funny story of Christmas chaos starring the one and only Daisy, from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Daisy is SOOOOOOOO excited about Christmas! She loves the carols, the crackers, and especially the chance to be in the school Christmas play. She's got SEVEN whole words to learn! But when Daisy and her best friend Gabby decide the dolly their teacher has chosen to play the Baby Jesus is a bit . . . well, boring, Daisy comes up with a plan that will mean TROUBLE!

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Daisy and the Trouble with Giants

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Daisy's having trouble with giants - cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Fee Fi Fo Fum! What has Daisy gone and done?! Daisy has decided she wants to meet a REAL giant! 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!

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

Daisy and the Trouble with Burglars

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2020

Daisy's back, and getting into more trouble than ever - this time as a detective! Cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. 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 . . .

Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens

Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Daisy's in trouble again! Cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Here comes trouble! Daisy is going on holiday! In an actual plane to actual Spain! It's so exciting! She's going to do so many INCREDIBLE things like: See a palm tree Eat octopus Play Zombie Mermaids The trouble is, there are lots of small and cute and furry kittens on Daisy's holiday too. And guess who wants to be their new mum?!

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Daisy's back, and running into trouble again . . . this time at the funfair! Cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Here comes trouble! Daisy cannot wait to go to the funfair! But the trouble with funfairs is, there are coconuts there. And coconuts are THE WORST TYPE OF NUTS. Daisy very firmly believes that they shouldn't be allowed at a funfair. They're too big and too hairy, and if you win one they just get you in trouble. Which DEFINITELY isn't Daisy's fault!

Llama Glamarama

Llama Glamarama

Author: Simon James Green Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Larry loves to groove and mooooove ... but will the others disapprove? Larry the llama's big secret is that late at night, when no one is watching, he loves to DANCE. Then, one day, he stumbles upon the Llama Glamarama! Will this raucous celebration give Larry the pride he needs to bring his dance back home? A hilarious, rhyming picture book story with a powerful message about celebrating differences.

Daisy and the Trouble with Life

Daisy and the Trouble with Life

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Daisy's guide to life - cheeky, extremely readable and very funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Here comes trouble! Daisy isn't have a very good time of it lately. She's been GROUNDED. And the trouble with being grounded is, she can't: Hop Skip Fly Parachute Mum says she's lucky that she's been allowed out of her bedroom AT ALL. But just what has she done that's so bad? And will she ever be allowed to have fun ever again?

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Daisy's in trouble again! Cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Another BRILLIANT laugh-out-loud Daisy adventure, from bestselling author of the Oi Frog series, Kes Gray. Here comes trouble! Daisy is SO excited because it's her BIRTHDAY and she's getting a special treat! Mum is taking Daisy and her best friends Gabby and Dylan to the zoo. The trouble with zoos is, the animals are TOO CUTE. Especially the penguins... So when Daisy gets to go into the ACTUAL penguin cage with the ACTUAL zookeeper and feed the ACTUAL penguins, it really isn't her fault that she has to secretly adopt one. But Daisy soon discovers that the trouble with penguins is, they don't make the easiest pets.

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Go crazy for the one and only Daisy! Cheeky, extremely readable and funny young fiction from the bestselling author behind the hilarious OI FROG series. Here comes trouble! Daisy's uncle is taking her on a FISHING TRIP! And she is so excited. There is so much to learn about fishing, it isn't just about rods and bait and waiting. Daisy also needs to know about: How water witches turn fishermen into dog poos Why supermarkets don't stock picknicky things like lemonade and chicken wings on the same shelf And why maggots are one of the best things about fishing! But the trouble with maggots is they don't make very good catapult ammunition...

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess

The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Garry Parsons Illustrator: 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!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Happy Easter, Tooth Fairy!

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

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 their wobbly tooth! Will the Tooth Fairy come to the rescue? From the Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the illustrator of the bestselling Dinosaur That Pooped books. The perfect Easter gift! Praise for The Tooth Fairy's Christmas: Garry Parsons does both characters proud with his swirling, atmospheric illustrations. The 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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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.

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

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 Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2016

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 Football Ghosts

The Football Ghosts

Author: Malachy Doyle Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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!, The Dinosaur That Pooped the Past! and The Dinosaur That Pooped a Princess!

The Dinosaur that Pooped Space Sticker Activity Book

The Dinosaur that Pooped Space Sticker Activity Book

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

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.

Dino Dog

Dino Dog

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 A Planet!

The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2014

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!

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past!

The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past!

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

When playtime on Gran's old swing sends Danny and Dinosaur accidentally looping back through time to the Jurassic age, there's no knowing what might happen. Especially when the swing breaks and there's the rumble of a volcano ready to erupt! Can Danny and Dinosaur make it back to the future with their new dino friends? A Jurassic classic from the bestselling creators of The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet!, The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas! and The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess!

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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2013

In this laugh-out-loud rhyming picture book, Danny and Dinosaur are off on an adventure in space! But when Danny realises he's forgotten Dino's lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way back home: the rocket! How will Dino get them back down to earth? Find poop, planets and pandemonium in this supersonic space adventure!

Secret FC

Secret FC

Author: Tom Palmer Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Lily, Zack and Khal can't believe it when the new headmaster at their school bans football in the playground. What are a gang of football-mad kids meant to do at break-time now? Then Zack has a brilliant plan and a very secret football club is formed...Light-hearted and uplifting, this tale of football-underdogs-with-a-twist is lots of fun.

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas!

Author: Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter Illustrator: Garry Parsons 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 Christmas

Daisy and the Trouble with Christmas

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Garry Parsons, Nick Sharratt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Christmas: a time of peace, when all is calm? Not if you're Daisy, who has been extremely excited about Christmas since September. And when Daisy is excited, trouble will surely follow! Daisy loves the carols, the sparkly lights, the crackers, the snowmen and especially the chance to be in the school Christmas play. But, as ever with Daisy, things don't go quite according to plan and when the Baby Jesus dolly's head wobbles and falls off, total Christmas chaos ensues!

George's Secret Key to the Universe

George's Secret Key to the Universe

Author: Stephen Hawking, Lucy Hawking Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2007

Dino Dog

Dino Dog

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

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 Wrong Kind of Bark Red Banana

The Wrong Kind of Bark Red Banana

Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Garry Parsons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2004

A lovely, funny chapter book about a little boy and his puppy by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, for Egmont's Red Banana series. Finlay is a real dreamer, and he's always getting things wrong. But when he brings his puppy into class it looks like he might have done the right thing after all. Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed with education in mind, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.

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