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Arthur Robins - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Arthur Robins is an enormously popular cartoonist and illustrator. He has illustrated best-selling books by Laurence Anholt, Michael Rosen and Martin Waddell amongst others and even produced stamps for the Royal Mail. Arthur lives in Surrey, near his two grown-up daughters.

Featured books by Arthur Robins

Other books by Arthur Robins

Starting School

Starting School

Author: Caryn Jenner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2019

Starting school is a big adventure. Is your little star ready? He or she will have all sorts of questions. Where will I sit? What will I eat for lunch? Will I make friends? This warm, funny and, above all, reassuring book explores these questions and many more besides. Its positive message will help children look forward to and enjoy their adventures at school. Featuring funny illustrations by the wonderful Arthur Robins, Starting School explores a variety of scenarios in different school settings. This book is ideal to dip into with children during the run up to the big day and while they are still settling in at school. There are also tips for parents and carers on preparing children for starting school.

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer

Author: T. S. Eliot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2018

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer were a very notorious couple of cats. As knockabout clowns, quick-change comedians, tight-rope walkers and acrobats. And when you heard a dining-room smash Then the family would say: 'It's that horrible cat! It was Mungojerrie! and Rumpelteazer!' - And there's nothing at all to be done about that! Join the cat-burglars Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer in the fifth picture-book pairing from Arthur Robins and T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's cats, as they steal meat from the oven and pearls from the drawers.

The Most Impossible Parents

The Most Impossible Parents

Author: Brian Patten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/04/2017

Ben and Mary have got an embarrassing problem, their parents - they're impossible! Ben and Mary's parents are a total embarrassment, whether they're at school for parents' day or at home wanting to become green. And now Mr Norm has entered a poetry competition and claims he's won - surely that's impossible!

The Party Club

The Party Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

A humorous and sensitive story about growing up and being the odd one out, from former Children's Laureate and much-loved author Anne Fine. Rosie's classmates think they are too old for birthday parties, but Rosie is determined to change their minds. From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a humorous and sensitive story about growing up and feeling like the odd one out. Rosie loves everything about parties: balloons, presents, games, birthday cake, goody bags! So she is disappointed when some of her classmates announce that they have outgrown parties and would rather go to the cinema or bowling. Rosie decides to set up the Party Club and remind everyone of how much fun they'll be missing out on. But it's harder than she thought, particularly when even her parents don't seem to like birthday parties much.

The Party Club

The Party Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2015

A humorous and sensitive story about growing up and being the odd one out, from former Children's Laureate and much-loved author Anne Fine. Rosie's classmates think they are too old for birthday parties, but Rosie is determined to change their minds. From the author of Bill's New Frock comes a humorous and sensitive story about growing up and feeling like the odd one out. Rosie loves everything about parties: balloons, presents, games, birthday cake, goody bags! So she is disappointed when some of her classmates announce that they have outgrown parties and would rather go to the cinema or bowling. Rosie decides to set up the Party Club and remind everyone of how much fun they'll be missing out on. But it's harder than she thought, particularly when even her parents don't seem to like birthday parties much.

Macavity The Mystery Cat

Macavity The Mystery Cat

Author: T. S. Eliot Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2014

'Macavity' (the mystery cat!) is one of the best-loved poems from T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats - the inspiration for Cats: The Musical - beloved by generations of children and their parents. Now, Macavity is given a new life in this stunning picture book with illustrations from Arthur Robins that perfectly convey all the wit and humour of Eliot's creation. To sit alongside other classics such as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, and Spot.

Mo Sheanmhair an Spuinneadair

Mo Sheanmhair an Spuinneadair

Author: Val McDermid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2014

Dinosaur Scramble

Dinosaur Scramble

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2013

A sneaky 'big egg' swap leads to a hairy and hilarious hunt for the real thing! When Mrs Stigson the Stegosaurus lays an egg there is great rejoicing - Darwin always wanted a baby sister. But leaving mad Uncle Loops in charge of egg-sitting is not a good idea. On her return, Mrs Stigson is certain that it is not the egg she laid. Darwin is determined to get to the bottom of it and suspects a certain gangster T-rex is behind the swap. But which is the 'real' Stegasaurus egg? And what will stop Flint Beastwood from smashing it on his wedding day? Jeanne Willis's madcap characters and story, with Arthur Robins' inspired illustration, are certain to tickle anyone's funny-bone!

The Finger-Eater

The Finger-Eater

Author: Dick King-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

A funny and fantastical adventure story featuring a finger-eating troll and a very determined heroine, from one of the world's favourite children's authors. Dick King-Smith, the much-loved author of Babe, spins a hilarious cautionary tale perfect for readers aged 5+. Featuring black and white illustrations by Arthur Robins, this is a classic story that will delight both parent and child. Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit - he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn't been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!

More Seriously Silly Stories!

More Seriously Silly Stories!

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Once upon a time there was a silly-billy who carried a cow, a Bad Hair Witch and three pesky pigs - but did they all live happily ever after? Open up to find out what happens next in these brain-ticklingly brilliant Seriously Silly Stories! They're scarily silly! Includes Daft Jack and the Bean Stack (shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award), Shampoozel (Children's Book Award Pick of the Year) and Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs (shortlisted for Blue Peter Book Awards).

Dinosaurs in Disguise

Dinosaurs in Disguise

Author: Jeanne Willis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2012

A new dinosaur sighting leads to a series of ingenious disguises and hilarious chaos! Both Raptor Road and Fossil Street are up in arms as a new dinosaur has been seen in the forest nearby. Mayor Boris imposes a curfew. But is it Dippy who has jumped ship from Flint Beastwood's gang and is disguising himself as a dragon? Or is it a vicious new carnivore that only Uncle Loops has spotted? When Darwin goes missing, the herbivores feel they must disguise themselves as trees (carnivores don't eat trees) and search for him . . . Jeanne Willis's madcap characters and story, with Arthur Robins' inspired illustration, are certain to tickle anyone's funny-bone!

The Nag Club

The Nag Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Boggle hats are the latest craze. Everybody at school wants one - but only Lola has one. So she decides to form a club to show the other children how best to nag their parents into buying them one. Tactics range from the Huffy Nag to the Blazing Tantrum. However, the children soon discover that the best way of all is to just be pleasant and say please - or even to earn some money and buy one for themselves!

Seriously Silly Colour: Bleeping Beauty

Seriously Silly Colour: Bleeping Beauty

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

There was once ...a beautiful baby princess. The good fairies all made good wishes for her - but there was one bad fairy who made a very bad wish!

Finger-Eater

Finger-Eater

Author: Dick King-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2005

Long ago, in the cold lands of the North, there lived a troll named Ulf who had a very bad habit - he liked to eat fingers! Many, many men, women and children had found their hands a finger short thanks to the razor-sharp teeth of the Finger-eater. And who knows how many more might have suffered the same fate if it hadn't been for the actions of a resolute girl called Gudrun!

Nag Club

Nag Club

Author: Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2005

Boggle hats are the latest craze. Everybody at school wants one - but only Lola has one. So she decides to form a club to show the other children how best to nag their parents into buying them one. Tactics range from the Huffy Nag to the Blazing Tantrum. However, the children soon discover that the best way of all is to just be pleasant and say please - or even to earn some money and buy one for themselves! Anne Fine has won the Smarties Book Prize, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and, twice, the Carnegie Medal. She has twice been voted Children's Author of the Year and her book Madame Doubtfire was turned into a Hollywood film, Mrs Doubtfire . Anne lives in County Durham.

Seriously Silly Rhymes: Little Bo Peep Has Knickers That Bleep

Seriously Silly Rhymes: Little Bo Peep Has Knickers That Bleep

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2003

A mega-mix of mad rhymes and lip-smacking limericks. You'll be cackling till the cows come home!

Seriously Silly Rhymes: Ding, Dong Bell What's That Funny Smell?

Seriously Silly Rhymes: Ding, Dong Bell What's That Funny Smell?

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/2003

A nutty selection of barmy rhymes and loony limericks. Warning: It'll tickle your funny bone!

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2003

A hilarious biker bunny tale by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. He's wild, he's wicked, he's Little Rabbit Foo Foo! In this read-aloud romp by the incomparable Michael Rosen, author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, the bully-boy bunny likes nothing better than to ride through the forest bopping everyone on the head. Wriggly worms, tigers, no one is safe. But here comes the Good Fairy - and she is not amused!

Seriously Silly Rhymes: Old King Cole Played In Goal

Seriously Silly Rhymes: Old King Cole Played In Goal

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2003

A bonkers book of rib-tickling rhymes and loopy limericks. Warning: You'll laugh your socks off!

Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2002

The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star. The Mean Queen tries to stop Snow White's dream coming true, but will she be a match for seven singing aliens?

Seriously Silly Stories: Ecowolf and The Three Pigs

Seriously Silly Stories: Ecowolf and The Three Pigs

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2002

Eco-Wolf knows it's important to give Mother Nature RESPECT. Unlike the three big bad pigs, and their pesky polluting plans...

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Shampoozel

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Shampoozel

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2002

Shampoozel's brush with the Bad Hair Witch grows into a hair-raising adventure. Will it all come out in the wash?

Seriously Silly Stories: Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares

Seriously Silly Stories: Ghostyshocks and the Three Scares

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2002

Ghostyshocks is as jittery as a jellyfish when she gets lost in the forest - and has to go to the hairy, scary bears' house for help.

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Daft Jack and The Bean Stack

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2002

Daft Jack is such a silly-billy. Who else would swap a cow for some baked beans - and think it's his lucky day?

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy

Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2002

Cinderboy needs some magical help from the TV Godmother. How else will he get to the big Cup Final?

Seriously Silly Stories: The Rather Small Turnip

Seriously Silly Stories: The Rather Small Turnip

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2002

One teeny-tiny turnip makes a rather measly meal for the greedy farmer. He wants to munch on a much bigger lunch...

Seriously Silly Stories: The Emperor's Underwear

Seriously Silly Stories: The Emperor's Underwear

Author: Laurence Anholt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/08/2002

The Emperor gets everyone's knickers in a twist when he decides to wear his marvellous new magic pants in public...

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Author: Michael Rosen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/1993

World'S Best Dirty Jokes Mr J

World'S Best Dirty Jokes Mr J

Author: Citadel Press, Mr J Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/1979

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