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Tom McLaughlin - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Tom McLaughlin has illustrated several books for Bloomsbury, including The Cloudspotter (as read by Tom Hardy on CBeebies Bedtime Stories) and The Story Machine, which has received wonderfully positive reviews and has sparked a number of thought-provoking articles on dyslexia (which Tom understands well, being dyslexic himself). Tom loves drinking tea, eating lunch and drawing (in no particular order). He lives in Devon. 

Featured books by Tom McLaughlin

Chicken Nugget

Chicken Nugget

3+ readers

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Chicken Nugget is a hilarious new picture book by Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin. My name is Nugget. Chicken Nugget. This is my family. I'm the smallest. And when you're the smallest, nobody ever listens.

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Other books by Tom McLaughlin

The Day I Found a Wormhole at the Bottom of the Garden

The Day I Found a Wormhole at the Bottom of the Garden

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2019

Nine-year-old Billy is digging for buried treasure when he finds a wormhole in the garden! And to make matters worse, all sorts of people from the past begin to clamber through it. Now Billy - aided by his pet dog, Shakespeare - is in a race against time to close the wormhole and round up all the people who have slipped through it, before history is changed for ever! No pressure then...

Along Came a Different

Along Came a Different

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Reds love being red. Yellows love being yellow. And Blues love being blue. The problem is that they just don't like each other. But one day, along comes a different colour who likes Reds, Yellows and Blues, and suddenly everything starts to change. Maybe being different doesn't mean you can't be friends ... A very special picture book that supports the adage that there is more that unites us than divides us. Along Came a Different just goes to show how much better we can all be when we come together to find common ground as friends. Every bookshelf should have a copy.

Chicken Nugget: Scrambled Egg

Chicken Nugget: Scrambled Egg

Author: Michelle Robinson, Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

My name is Nugget. Chicken Nugget . . . It's not easy being the smallest chick in the family, but Nugget has had some good news: he's going to be a big brother! Little baby Benedict is still an egg at the moment and it's Nugget's job to look after him. What could possibly go wrong? Another cracking story from bestselling duo Michelle Robinson and Tom McLaughlin.

The Cloudspotter

The Cloudspotter

Author: Tom McLaughlin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2016

His real name was Franklin. But everyone called him The Cloudspotter ... Have you ever looked up at the sky to see a whole new world developing in the clouds? You have? Then you'll love this book about Franklin. There isn't a single cloud that Franklin can't spot - big ones, small ones, silly ones, sneaky pretend-they-can't-see-you ones. But when Scruffy Dog comes along, things begin to change for Franklin. How can he concentrate on cloudspotting when Scruffy is such a distraction? And what's more important - his hobby or his friend? A beautifully realised picture book, celebrating the power of the imagination and the importance of friendship, from the creator of The Story Machine.

Hot Dog Hal

Hot Dog Hal

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

A hilarious new picture book by Roald Dahl Funny Prize winner Peter Bently and bestselling illustrator Tom McLaughlin. Sausage dog Hal loves his trusty old blanket and takes it everywhere, even though his friends all say that it makes him look like a sausage covered in mustard. From the beach to the zoo, wherever Hal goes his blanket goes with him. Little do Hal's friends know just how useful it might turn out to be when a thunderstorm strikes and Hal manages to rescue his canine chums using that scruffy old blanket!

My Alien and Me

My Alien and Me

Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2015

From Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Tom McLaughlin, the creator of The Accidental Prime Minister, comes My Alien and Me. Children will laugh out loud at this funny and touching picture book that presents humans as aliens and delivers important messages about seeing past differences.

Catch That Rat

Catch That Rat

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

I went out this morning, and what did I see? A white, whiskered rat, looking straight back at me! With scratchy pink claws and a pink pointy nose it was dressed in some raggedy baggy old clothes. Then suddenly, SQUEAK! It jumped over my toes! QUICK! CATCH THAT RAT! The chase to catch the cheeky little jumper-wearing rat who is the star of this story leads a little girl, her granny, the postman and some builders on a crazy race through the house, all over town, on a plane... ending up in space! It takes a bright red alien with twenty-six eyes to explain the best way to catch that rat...

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