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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

5+ readers

Author: Will Mabbitt 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

First Reading Two Old Mother Hubbard

First Reading Two Old Mother Hubbard

Author: Russell Punter Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2019

Seven titles in the popular First Reading series are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wallet inside the back cover, making the book and CD easy to store together. The Young Reading series is developed with reading expert Alison Kelly from Roehampton University to help young readers grow in confidence and ability.

Cow Takes a Bow

Cow Takes a Bow

Author: Russell Punter Format: Board book Release Date: 26/09/2018

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 Format: Board book Release Date: 26/09/2018

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 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 Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up! 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 deliciously funny story will have toddlers calling out for more, and more, and MORE! Read more about award-winning Julia at http://www.juliajarman.com/ Find out more about Fred Blunt at http://fredbluntillustration.com/

This Is Not A Fairy Tale

This Is Not A Fairy Tale

Author: Will Mabbitt 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 4

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 4

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The content has been taken from the VFR Workbook Sticker Books, but adapted for Wipe-clean Activities. This new format enhances the learning experience, takes awy the shame of making mistakes and represents excellent value for money. A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over the dotted lines with the special pen provided. Wipe-clean and repeat until practice makes perfect! Fully supports the UK Government's Letters and Sounds programme and phonics teaching in schools. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 3

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 3

Author: Mairi Mackinnon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2016

A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The content has been taken from the VFR Workbook Sticker Books, but adapted for Wipe-clean Activities. This new format enhances the learning experience, takes away the shame of making mistakes and represents excellent value for money. A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over the dotted lines with the special pen provided. Wipe-clean and repeat until practice makes perfect! Fully supports the UK Government's Letters and Sounds programme and phonics teaching in schools. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 2

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 2

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

A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over the dotted lines with the special pen provided. Wipe-clean and repeat until practise makes perfect! Fully supports the UK Government's Letters and Sounds programme and phonics teaching in schools.

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 1

Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 1

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

A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over the dotted lines with the special pen provided. Wipe-clean and repeat until practise makes perfect! Fully supports the UK Government's Letters and Sounds programme and phonics teaching in schools.

The Banana Bunch and the Magic Show

The Banana Bunch and the Magic Show

Author: Harriet Ziefert Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/02/2015

Damsel Disaster!

Damsel Disaster!

Author: Peter Bently 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 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.

Crow in the Snow

Crow in the Snow

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2013

A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition, this book is specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Also includes guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

First Reading Four The Reluctant Dragon

First Reading Four The Reluctant Dragon

Author: Katie Daynes 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.

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