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David Semple - Illustrator

Featured books by David Semple

Other books by David Semple

Skunks in Trunks

Skunks in Trunks

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A gang of excitable skunks is off to the water park for a fun afternoon. Their aquatic antics soon land them in trouble - but perhaps they can put their swimming skills to good use?

Iguana's Bananas

Iguana's Bananas

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Iguana is visiting her poorly friend, Sloth. But her attempts to cheer him up go horribly wrong... This entertaining story with simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations is a delight to share with young children, or for beginner readers to read themselves and you can also listen to the story online. Includes parent's notes on phonics.

Unicorns in Uniforms and Other Tales + CD

Unicorns in Uniforms and Other Tales + CD

Author: Russell Punter, Lesley Sims Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

This delightfully illustrated collection of six lively stories is ideal for sharing with young children who are learning to read. Children will love the adventures of a poodle drawing doodles and a lizard in a blizzard, all with phonic rhyming text to help them recognise letter sounds. Includes notes on phonics for parents at the back of the book and a CD with accompanying audio.

Armadillo on a Pillow

Armadillo on a Pillow

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2019

Armadillo receives a late night visit from a fairy. But he soon gets carried away with the wishes she grants... This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with young children, or for beginner readers to read themselves, with parent's notes on phonics at the back.

Axolotl Finds a Bottle

Axolotl Finds a Bottle

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2019

Axolotl longs for adventure. One day, she finds an old bottle with something amazing inside. What could it be? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text, stylish illustrations and parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book. With free online audio to listen to the story and weblinks to find out more about axolotls.

Unicorns in Uniforms

Unicorns in Uniforms

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

It's opening day at the Snazzy Hotel, but the clumsy unicorn staff are causing one disaster after another! Can anything persuade their VIP guest to stay? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text, stylish illustrations and parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book. With free online audio to listen to the story.

Weasels with Measles

Weasels with Measles

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

The little weasels have woken up covered in spots! Have they really caught the measles? Find out in this entertaining story for beginner readers, with simple rhyming text, stylish illustrations and parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Poodle Draws Doodles

Poodle Draws Doodles

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

Poodle loves to doodle everywhere - walls, doors, floors, no surface is safe! The naughty poodle is soon in trouble. But could her al fresco drawing skills actually come in useful? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text, stylish illustrations and parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Lizard in a Blizzard

Lizard in a Blizzard

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Lizard has decided to make a snow machine. The trouble is, once it starts to snow, he can't make it stop... This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with very young children, and with parents' notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Bug in a Rug

Bug in a Rug

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

Bug is snuggled up in bed. But will he get a good night's sleep? 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.

Llamas in Pyjamas

Llamas in Pyjamas

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

Sam, Ali and Charlie all yell with delight, there's a creepy sleepover at Frankie's tonight! 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.

Flamingo plays Bingo

Flamingo plays Bingo

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Flamingo can't wait to play jungle bingo! But who will be crowned winner? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with very young children, or for beginner readers to read themselves, and with parent's notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Giraffe in the Bath and Other Tales with CD

Giraffe in the Bath and Other Tales with CD

Author: Lesley Sims, Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

This humorous short story collection contains Giraffe in the bath, Chimp with a limp, Spider in a glider, Hyena ballerina, Seal at the wheel and Ape's great escape. Includes a CD with charming readings of the stories, and fun puzzles at the back of the book. Perfect for reading or listening to together, or for beginner readers to read themselves.

Spider in a Glider

Spider in a Glider

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Spider wishes she could fly, so she builds her very own glider. But when danger strikes, can Spider save the day? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with very young children, and with parents notes on phonics at the back of the book.

1, 2, Buckle my Shoe

1, 2, Buckle my Shoe

Author: Russell Punter Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four knock at the door... But who's there? A fun retelling of the classic nursery rhyme, specially extended to cover the numbers up to thirty, with entertaining illustrations by David Semple throughout.

Seal at the Wheel

Seal at the Wheel

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2018

Seal loves her new speed boat, but she keeps going too fast! Can she learn to be more careful? This entertaining story for beginner readers has simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with very young children, and with parents notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Ape's Great Escape

Ape's Great Escape

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Ape's in chains for stealing grapes. He has a cunning scheme to escape, but will the prison guards catch him? Find out in this entertaining story for beginner readers, with simple rhyming text and stylish illustrations throughout. A delight to share with very young children, and with parents notes on phonics at the back of the book.

Chimp with a Limp

Chimp with a Limp

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Cheeky Chimp has a limp... or does he? Follow his extremely tall tale as he explains why he cannot possibly help Cheetah. A fun story, specially written to develop phonemic awareness, with wonderful illustrations by David Semple. This book is ideal both for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves. Illustrations:Full colour throughout

Giraffe in the Bath

Giraffe in the Bath

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

The latest title in the successful Phonics Readers series. Giraffe is all set for a soak in the tub after a hard day's work - but no one will leave her in peace. David Semple's fresh, modern illustrations bring this hilarious story to life. A fun introduction to language skills for very young children, or those beginning to read for themselves. Illustrations:Full colour throughout

Hyena Ballerina

Hyena Ballerina

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2017

A lively picture book with bright and humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading aloud together with a parent or teacher. With simple rhyming text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Lots of Things to Spot in London

Lots of Things to Spot in London

Author: Mathew Oldham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/12/2016

Llamas in Pyjamas and Other Tales With CD

Llamas in Pyjamas and Other Tales With CD

Author: Lesley Sims Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2016

A collection of six funny stories with an audio CD, each story is told with rhythmic text and phonic repetition specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Suitable for reading aloud or beginner readers. Guidance notes at the back explain how parents can help their children get the most out of this book. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Mole in a Hole

Mole in a Hole

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2016

A funny picture book featuring a madcap story a builder-mole, which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. Simple, phonically repetitive text is a great way to develop essential language and early reading skills, and guidance notes are included to give parents confidence as they help their child learn to read. Beautifully illustrated by David Semple.

Kangaroo at the Zoo

Kangaroo at the Zoo

Author: Lesley Sims Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a new kangaroo arriving at the zoo, which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. The simple rhyming text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book. Beautifully illustrated by David Semple. 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 specially designed to develop essential language and early reading skills. Guidance notes for parents are included at the back of the book. Illustrations: Full colour throughout

Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester

Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

This classic nursery rhyme is retold in a picture book version which sees Doctor Foster not only travelling to Gloucester, but also Oxford, Gosport, Stockton and Bognor, encountering not just rain but a range of other extreme weather conditions. Illustrated by David Semple, whose characterful artwork suits the doctor's dramatic journey perfectly.

Bug in a Rug

Bug in a Rug

Author: Russell Punter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

A funny picture book featuring a madcap story about a bug who just wants to get snug in his rug, which uses phonic repetition to help children learn to read. The simple rhyming text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and there are guidance notes for parents at the back of the book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 10: Skelebones

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 10: Skelebones

Author: Ranj Singh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Skelebones is a comprehensive look at how our skeleton works with TV's Dr Ranj Singh. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 9: Food Fuel

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops inFact: Level 9: Food Fuel

Author: Ranj Singh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

Food Fuel is an alimentary adventure through the digestive system, with TV's Dr Ranj Singh. TreeTops inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 7: History's Marvellous Mistakes

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 7: History's Marvellous Mistakes

Author: Ciaran Murtagh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

History's Marvellous Mistakes is a biography of Christopher Columbus, the Kellogg brothers and Alexander Fleming the people behind three amazing discoveries that were made by mistake! Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: What a Waste: What a Waste!

Project X Origins: Orange Book Band, Oxford Level 6: What a Waste: What a Waste!

Author: Jeanne Willis 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 What a Waste! Mr Big always has new things and new friends, but he is still lonely. Luckily, he meets an animal that makes him realise why he feels so sad and how he can be much happier. 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.

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