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Russell Ayto - Illustrator

Featured books by Russell Ayto

First Week at Cow School

First Week at Cow School

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Andy Cutbill Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011. Starting school is full of fun in this laugh-out-loud sequel to The Cow That Laid and Egg and The Best Cow in Show.

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Other books by Russell Ayto

Cats and Robbers

Cats and Robbers

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Get ready for fun and hilarity in this action-packed comedy caper - featuring three hapless robbers, two very clever cats, and one robbery gone wrong! These robbers are masked and armed with their robbing list. They're going to steal the loot from the big old house on the hill. Except they haven't planned for the cats who live there. With booby traps ready, they're going to stop the villains sneaking and creeping their way to the prized safe. Will the robbers get what they came for? Or will these two clever kitties foil their plan and keep the loot for themselves? A funny, high-energy picture book with a fun surprise twist at the end, created by bestselling illustrator turned author, Russell Ayto.

Star Striker Titch

Star Striker Titch

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2017

A fun football story by an award-winning author in this popular series for young readers. It's the school five-a-side World Cup. Titch has new boots and he's ready to score goals. But Bungo's the striker and he doesn't want tinies like Titch in his team. Will Bungo grab the World Cup glory - or will it be star striker Titch?

Star Striker Titch

Star Striker Titch

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2017

It's the school five-a-side World Cup. Titch has new boots and he's ready to score goals. But Bungo's the striker and he doesn't want tinies like Titch in his team. Will Bungo grab the World Cup glory - or will it be star striker Titch?

Henry and the Yeti

Henry and the Yeti

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home? A funny story about believing in yourself (and yetis) from a bestselling illustrator who has turned author too. (Titles include The Witch's Children and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.) Children will love the twist ending in particular.

The Wolf Who Cried Boy!

The Wolf Who Cried Boy!

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: James O'Neill Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2016

Find out what happens when the boy who cried wolf finally meets his match!

Henry and the Yeti

Henry and the Yeti

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Henry is sure yetis do exist, and he sets off on an expedition to find one. He has packed everything he needs, including a camera to take photos for evidence. But can he find a yeti? And will anyone believe him when he returns home? A funny story about believing in yourself (and yetis) from a bestselling illustrator who has turned author too. (Titles include The Witch's Children and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs.) Children will love the twist ending in particular.

Whoops!

Whoops!

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This is the cat, the dog and the mouse. Here's the old lady in the tumbledown house. She has a spell to make them all well... But she just can't find the right one! WHOOPS! In this hilariously chaotic, all-join in romp of a story three animals are desperate to make the right noises. Illustrated by Russell Ayto, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and The Nestle Children's Book Prize.

Whoops!

Whoops!

Author: Russell Ayto Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2015

This is the cat, the dog and the mouse. Here's the old lady in the tumbledown house. She has a spell to make them all well... But she just can't find the right one! WHOOPS! In this hilariously chaotic, all-join in romp of a story three animals are desperate to make the right noises. Illustrated by Russell Ayto, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and The Nestle Children's Book Prize.

The Somethingosaur

The Somethingosaur

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2014

An adorable little creature hatches from an egg and goes searching for his mother among the dinosaurs in this energetic, fun-filled picture book by award-winning picture book creators Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. A unique take on the 'Where's My Mummy' scenario in which an egg crackles open and out steps a little creature - the Somethingosaur. He searches for his mum among the dinosaurs but she's nowhere to be found. But is the Somethingosaur really a dinosaur... or something even more exciting? And will he ever find his family and home? A warm, funny and jaunty rhyming text ,full of adventure, that's great to read aloud.

Top Top Secret

Top Top Secret

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/03/2014

The Royal Ring has been stolen! Sid the secret agent spy has to find the dragon's lair, return the ring and all without the King knowing...

Dustbin Dad

Dustbin Dad

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2013

Do you leave food on your plate at mealtimes? If you do, beware, it could lead to all sorts of trouble . . . The dad in this book has a penchant for leftover food - even the bits that are soggy and chewed! He eats EVERYTHING - unfinished sandwiches, cold soggy fries, unwanted broccoli, half eaten pies! But when, one day, he accidentally guzzles the cat's Puss-Pep-Up Powder, strange things start to happen . . .

The Somethingosaur

The Somethingosaur

Author: Tony Mitton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

An adorable little creature hatches from an egg and goes searching for his mother among the dinosaurs in this energetic, fun-filled picture book by award-winning picture book creators Tony Mitton and Russell Ayto. A unique take on the 'Where's My Mummy' scenario in which an egg crackles open and out steps a little creature - the Somethingosaur. He searches for his mum among the dinosaurs but she's nowhere to be found. But is the Somethingosaur really a dinosaur... or something even more exciting? And will he ever find his family and home? A warm, funny and jaunty rhyming text ,full of adventure, that's great to read aloud.

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?

Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad?

Author: Julie Middleton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Dad takes Dave to the museum to look at dinosaurs. Dad is convinced that he knows all there is to know about these mighty beasts. And if nothing else he knows that they are most definitely dead. But Dave isn't quite so sure... This is a highly original must-read story that rivals Not Now, Bernard in the way it teaches parents that key lesson: listen to your kids!

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay!

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay!

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2010

Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay! Captain Flinn is Puffin's favourite pirate. He has swashbuckled his way through THREE pirate dinosaur adventures and lived to tell the tale. But now he faces his toughest challenge yet. Captain T Rex and his pirate crew are smuggling sausages out of a secret cove and their favourites are CHILDREN CHIPOLATAS - gulp! Watch out Captain Flinn! But this time, the Captain T Rex has bitten off more than he can chew and wily Captain Flinn and his friends soon teach him a lesson he won't forget. Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and best-selling picture books. His picture book, The Lion Who Wanted to Dance, won The Federation of Children's Book Award in the best picture book category in 1998. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and three young children. Russell has illustrated books by prolific children's authors such as Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. The Witch's Children was shortlisted for the Greenaway last year and this year The Witch's Children and the Queen is on the Smarties shortlist. Russell lives in Penzance, Cornwall. Don't miss the other Captain Flinn picture books - they're all rip-roaring fun! Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay!; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass And Giles Andreae's brilliant book with illustrator Korky Paul: Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - The Magic Cutlass

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - The Magic Cutlass

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2009

During the school play, Flinn finds himself slap-bang on the deck of a real-live pirate ship . . . and he's not alone! Pirate Diplodocus, Pirate Triceratops, Pirate Stegosaurus and, of course, his old arch-enemy, Captain T. Rex, are all there too. They are all on the hunt for the famous magic cutlass that can grant wishes - WATCH OUT, CAPTAIN FLINN! But you have to be careful what you wish for, and that dastardly Captain T. Rex soon finds himself in more trouble than ever!

The Best Cow in Show

The Best Cow in Show

Author: Andy Cutbill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Hilarious sequel to The Cow That Laid an Egg Marjorie the cow is terribly excited. She's going to enter her daughter, Daisy, in the Baby Cow Contest. Daisy has been a very special cow ever since the day that she surprised everyone by hatching out of an egg! Marjorie feels sure that Daisy will win, hooves down. But the other mothers are starting to talk... Daisy isn't quite like the other babies; she's small and feathery, and she can't even chew the cud yet. Is there something Marjorie should know? There are plenty of surprises in store for Marjorie the cow in this hilarious follow-up to 'The Cow That Laid an Egg', introducing handsome new character, Derek the bull!

The Cow That Laid An Egg

The Cow That Laid An Egg

Author: Andy Cutbill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008

A madcap, yet moving, story about having the courage of one's convictions, even when others doubt you, from the creator of 'Albie', Andy Cutbill, and the award-winning illustrator, Russell Ayto. Marjorie the cow doesn't feel very special. She can't ride bicycles or do cartwheels like the other cows. But one morning, Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary... She's laid an egg! But does the baby inside the egg really belong to Marjorie? Emotions run high in the farmyard as everyone waits to find out...

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Terrible Toothache

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Terrible Toothache

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Monster is scared to go to the dentist, even though he has terrible toothache. Frog says he's an expert at pulling out teeth...but is he really?

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Big Adventure

Monster and Frog: Monster And Frog and the Big Adventure

Author: Rose Impey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2007

Frog wants an adventure, but Monster doesn't really like them. As they sail away in their little boat, Monster wonders if they will ever get home again...

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs

Author: Giles Andreae Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2006

Giles Andreae and Russell Ayto's super-fun Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Flinn is at school looking in the art cupboard for some coloured pens to finish off his dinosaur drawing when he stumbles upon Captain Stubble, a real live Pirate Captain! He tells Flinn that his ship, the Acorn, has been stolen and that he needs Flinn to help him rescue it back. Stubble makes Flinn the captain and they sail away on an old pirate ship...they finally find the Acorn but, to their horror, realise it's been stolen by PIRATE DINOSAURS! Captain Flinn and his crew attack the dinosaurs and, after much fighting, seize control of the ship once more. Flinn and his friends then sail back to the harbour clambering through the boatshed door and back into the art cupboard without the teacher even noticing they've been gone! Giles Andreae is an award-winning children's author and has written both fiction titles and best-selling picture books. His picture book, The Lion Who Wanted to Dance, won The Federation of Children's Book Award in the best picture book category in 1998. However, he is probably most famous as the creator of the phenomenally successful Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman. Giles lives in Notting Hill with his wife and three young children. Russell has illustrated books by prolific children's authors such as Ian Whybrow and Cressida Cowell. The Witch's Children was shortlisted for the Greenaway last year and this year The Witch's Children and the Queen is on the Smarties shortlist. Russell lives in Penzance, Cornwall. Don't miss the other Captain Flinn picture books - they're all rip-roaring fun! Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure!; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Smugglers Bay!; Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: The Magic Cutlass And Giles Andreae's brilliant book with illustrator Korky Paul: Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants

Cup Run

Cup Run

Author: Martin Waddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2003

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from bestselling author Martin Waddell, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Cup Run is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Meet the Belton Goalbusters. Follow them on their cup run in this exciting video diary of their cup games! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered posters and diary logs. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.

The Witch's Children: The Witch's Children

The Witch's Children: The Witch's Children

Author: Ursula Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2002

Look out! The witch's children are coming and that means TROUBLE! Out in the park one windy day, they try out their magic: Gemma's turned into a frog, the ice cream van into a coach, the squirrels into footmen. But then the witch's children don't know how to break the spells! How will they return everything to normal? Get Mum to sort it out, of course! Ages 3+.

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