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Fred Blunt - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Fred never wanted to be an astronaut or drive a train when he grew up. Right from the beginning he knew he wanted to draw silly pictures for a living… and some decades later, he's living the dream! Fred has worked on all manner of projects, including editorial, advertising and designing animations for the BBC. He now works mostly in children's books.

Featured books by Fred Blunt

This is Not A Bedtime Story

This is Not A Bedtime Story

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Will Mabbitt Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Sophie doesn't want a story time filled with cute kittens and birthday parties, she wants rocket-launching helicopters and a giant robot dinosaur!

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Other books by Fred Blunt

Cows Go Boo!

Cows Go Boo!

Author: Steve Webb Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

On Farmer George's farm, the pigs go 'oink', the sheep go 'baa', and cows go... wait, where did all the cows go? These cheeky cows have taken to sneaking up on Farmer George and shouting 'BOO!' Luckily, George knows just how to put his impolite herd to good use... This hilarious story is guaranteed to get children giggling!

The Diddle That Dummed

The Diddle That Dummed

Author: Kes Gray Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

A laugh-out-loud musical story full of hilarious word play and silliness from the author of Oi Frog!, brilliantly illustrated by Fred Blunt. Flinty Bo Diddle is writing a tune for his fiddle. All his diddles have lined up nicely - except for one who keeps going DUM, right in the middle! No matter what he tries he just can't get this diddle to diddle like it's supposed to! A story about standing out from the crowd that will have you in fits of giggles! Kes Gray is the author of the Top Ten Bestselling series Oi Frog and Friends, which has sold 1.2 million copies to date.

Cow Takes a Bow

Cow Takes a Bow

Author: Russell Punter, Russell Punter Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2018

The circus is in town, but they need a clown. Could this be Cow's big chance? Press the buttons on the pages to hear this entertaining story read aloud, helping beginner readers learn to read themselves. With simple rhyming text, colourful illustrations and parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Underpants for Ants

Underpants for Ants

Author: Russell Punter, Russell Punter Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

The ants are feeling a bit chilly - can Mouse help with her knitting skills? Press the buttons on the pages to hear this entertaining story read aloud, helping beginner readers learn to read themselves. With simple rhyming text, colourful illustrations and parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Grandmas from Mars

Grandmas from Mars

Author: Michelle Robinson Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Fred and Nell's grandma is babysitting and the kids couldn't be happier. But hang on, there's something not quite right about her. In fact, she's acting very strangely indeed. And is that a spare eyeball? A tail? A striped tongue? That's NOT their grandma; it's an alien ... RUUUUUUN! Find out how Fred and Nell overcome the invasion by grandmas from Mars (and get their own grandma back!) in this completely crazy and brilliantly bonkers, fun and irreverent picture book from the talented Michelle Robinson, with illustrations by rising star Fred Blunt.

Fussy Freda

Fussy Freda

Author: Julia Jarman Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A deliciously funny rhyming tale. Perfect for fussy eaters and their despairing parents! Dinnertime isn't easy in Freda's house. Mum cooks beans. YUK! Grandma cooks fish and chips. YUK! Dad cooks crispy duck. YUK! YUK! YUK! There just isn't any pleasing Fussy Freda. But her cat is not so fussy, and this causes a culinary catastrophe! This cautionary tale will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE!

This Is Not A Fairy Tale

This Is Not A Fairy Tale

Author: Will Mabbitt Illustrator: Fred Blunt, Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

A sequel to the acclaimed This Is Not A Bedtime Story by rising stars Will Mabbitt and Fred Blunt. Sophie doesn't want a fairy tale about drippy princesses and pompous princes, she wants the princess to do the rescuing, with a ferocious, fighting transformer! Together Sophie and her dad revolutionise story time for a second time in this clever, funny and heart-ravingly exciting picture book, sure to inspire and delight every little girl and boy. Storytime will never be the same again.

Wipe-clean Phonics book 1

Wipe-clean Phonics book 1

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2016

A wipe-clean book about letter sounds for children who are learning to read and write. Match words such as 'sat' and 'pat' to the right picture, find words starting with 'p' or draw insects to practise the letter 'i' then wipe and repeat. This first book in the series covers 's', 'a', 't', 'p', 'i', 'n', 'm' and 'd', and supports phonics teaching in schools.

Damsel Disaster!

Damsel Disaster!

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2014

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 3 of the Knightmare series, a wealthy princess is visiting the kingdom in search of a husband, and Sir Percy has a plot up his sleeve to see off the other potential suitors. As usual, Cedric has a key part to play in his master's plan. Ugh! Dressing up as a maiden in silk bloomers wasn't quite what he had in mind when he signed up to be a squire. A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to young readers aged six to eight years.

Feast Fight!

Feast Fight!

Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2014

Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land for his glorious deeds. But this famous knight isn't all he appears to be, and Cedric soon finds himself being run ragged around Castle Bombast by his new master. In Book 2 of the Knightmare series, there's going to be a banquet at Castle Bombast. And not just any old banquet - the king and queen will be attending, and they expect the very best. Which all means more work for Cedric! But what will Sir Percy's old enemy - Roland the Rotten - do when he finds out he's not invited? A hilarious new series following the misadventures of a trainee knight. Packed with comical characters, battles, puns and poo, these books are irresistible to boys aged six to eight years.

Bee Makes Tea

Bee Makes Tea

Author: Lesley Sims, Lesley Sims Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

A simple but entertaining rhyming story with delightful illustrations, perfect for sharing with young children, or for children who are starting to read alone. Specially written with simple rhymes and phonic repetition to help develop essential language and reading skills. Includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

Underpants for Ants

Underpants for Ants

Author: Russell Punter, Russell Punter Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

A humorously illustrated picture book for beginner readers - great fun to read aloud together. The ants are feeling a bit chilly - can Mouse help with her knitting skills? With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

Snail Brings the Mail

Snail Brings the Mail

Author: Russell Punter, Russell Punter Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Hooray for snail! He brings the mail... but he's ever so slow! A hilarious story fun to share aloud together, or for children to tackle on their own. Reliable snail never fails to deliver the mail, but can he make it on time? With simple, rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

Cow Takes a Bow

Cow Takes a Bow

Author: Russell Punter, Russell Punter Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2013

A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together. When Brown Cow visits the circus, she puts on a surprise performance. She slips, trips, drops things and loses her hat - but the ringmaster is thrilled! With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

The Rabbit's Tale

The Rabbit's Tale

Author: Lynne Benton Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2012

A lively retelling of the charming folk tale, where Rabbit learns to appreciate his lot in life. Specially written for children just beginning to read, with fun puzzles to complete after the story. Developed in consultation with reading specialists from Roehampton University. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme.

Easy Phonic Words

Easy Phonic Words

Author: Mairi Mackinnon, Mairi Mackinnon Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

A lively phonics wordbook specially developed for young children who are just beginning to learn to read. This appealing book uses witty and lively scenes to introduce easy-to-read words and common spelling patterns. An engaging way to build a secure foundation for reading with confidence and pleasure.

The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/07/2011

A humorous story for children just beginning to read. Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will happen when the boldest dragon fighter of them all comes to stay? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).

The Reluctant Dragon

The Reluctant Dragon

Author: Katie Daynes, Katie Daynes Illustrator: Fred Blunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2009

A humorous story for children just beginning to read. Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will happen when the boldest dragon fighter of them all comes to stay? Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton. Available as ebook with narration in British English (only on tablets that support audio).

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