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Sue Hendra - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Sue Hendra says:

"I graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 and have been working as an illustrator of children's books since then. I've worked on over 70 titles now and I really enjoy it. I used to illustrate completely by hand but now I work on computer as well as painting. In addition to making books I run weekly art clubs for 8- 12 year olds at two of my local museums. I started this a couple of years ago and discovered that I really love working with children. I still live in Brighton and work in a shared studio with seven other artists."

Sue Hendra has made a name for herself creating picture books starring the most endearingly wacky array of characters.

Barry the Fish with Fingers made a big splash when first published in 2009, and has since sold over 100,000 copies.  Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell was the bestselling new picture book for the first quarter of 2011, and Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat burst onto the scenes in summer 2012.

Sue Hendra’s Simon & Schuster titles have reached almost 300,000 copies in the UK alone.

 

Featured books by Sue Hendra

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Join Max and his monster friends as they head off on holiday for lots of stinky, smelly, gooey, gunky fun in the sun ...All monsters fly with Queasy Jet, Max loves their in-flight meal -- moth mash with tapeworm sausages, washed down with pureed eel. The hotel is covered with snail trails, there are caterpillar croissants for breakfast and watch out for the shark spaghetti - it might just bite you on the bottom! A super, stinky, holiday-fun follow-up to Spider Sandwiches and Dragon Jelly.

Other books by Sue Hendra

Scary Hairy Party

Scary Hairy Party

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2017

You're invited to a party. What fun! Hip, hip, hooray! So come along to Monster's house at three o'clock today. Raymond the hairdresser is scarily busy. Everyone wants to look their best for Monster's party. But a series of disasters at Raymond's hair salon - Oops, too much hair gel! Oops, the dyes have been muddled! - leave his customers disappointed until ... they discover Monster's party has a very special theme! A very silly, slightly spooky story that is perfect for youngsters at Halloween! From a bestselling author (Aliens Love Underpants) and illustrator (Barry the Fish with Fingers, Supertato).

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Author: Sue Mayfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Three fun and engaging stories about creatures under the sea, perfect for children learning to read. Jellyfish is very wobbly. She's too wobbly to skip, too wobbly to play hide and seek and too wobbly to swim in cold water. But can she be brave when she needs to be? The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 1 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for new readers who are beginning to read simple stories with help. Short, simple sentences Familiar, repeated words Big, clear type 1 - 5 lines per page Bright, fun pictures to help talk about the story All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: Green

Spider Sandwiches

Spider Sandwiches

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Board book Release Date: 24/09/2015

Do come to tea with Max, He has a MONSTER appetite, He eats such yucky, mucky food, His mealtimes are a fright. He LOVES to glug slug milkshake, Through a stinky hosepipe straw, And as for beetle biscuits . . . He can ALWAYS munch one more! And this is just the beginning of Max's frightful mealtimes. From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy and sticky. But his favourite snack has to be Spider Sandwiches! Kids will laugh out loud at Max's monstrous mealtimes and terrible tastes in this silly, funny, gloopy, gunky picture book from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Monster Max's Shark Spaghetti

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Join Max and his monster friends as they head off on holiday for lots of stinky, smelly, gooey, gunky fun in the sun ... All monsters fly with Queasy Jet, Max loves their in-flight meal - moth mash with tapeworm sausages, washed down with pureed eel. The hotel is covered with snail trails, there are caterpillar croissants for breakfast and watch out for the shark spaghetti - it might just bite you on the bottom! A super, stinky, holiday-fun follow-up to Spider Sandwiches and Dragon Jelly.

Dragon Jelly

Dragon Jelly

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/09/2014

TA-DAH! It's DRAGON JELLY time, A sizzling scrumptious treat. It's red. It's wobbly. Best of all, It's SCARY HOT to eat . . . ! Max is having a MONSTER party. They play all sorts of yucky games then cool down in a fruitbat drool paddling pool! Then it's tea-time, with termite tarts, ear-wig rolls and eyeball birthday cake. But the REAL treat is the red-hot dragon jelly! Dragon Jelly is monstrously gloopy, gunky fun from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Oliver's Wood

Oliver's Wood

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Oliver loves playing in the woods at night ... but what happens when he discovers daytime? When the moon and the twinkly stars come out at night, Oliver the owl knows it is time to wake up. He loves to play in the wood with the spiky hedgehogs, the stripy badgers and the batty bats. But one night he stays up late and, for the first time, sees the round, warm, orange sun. Oliver races off to show his friends, but in the day-time the wood is full of strange creatures he doesn't know. He waits until night-time and, reunited with his friends, amazes them all with the tale of his incredible discovery.

Little Red Riding Hood Big Book

Little Red Riding Hood Big Book

Author: Debbie Pullinger Format: Big book Release Date: 31/07/2014

Spider Sandwiches

Spider Sandwiches

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Do come to tea with Max, He has a MONSTER appetite, He eats such yucky, mucky food, His mealtimes are a fright. He LOVES to glug slug milkshake, Through a stinky hosepipe straw, And as for beetle biscuits . . . He can ALWAYS munch one more! And this is just the beginning of Max's frightful mealtimes. From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy and sticky. But his favourite snack has to be Spider Sandwiches! Kids will laugh out loud at Max's monstrous mealtimes and terrible tastes in this silly, funny, gloopy, gunky picture book from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Spider Sandwiches

Spider Sandwiches

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Do come to tea with Max, He has a MONSTER appetite, He eats such yucky, mucky food, His mealtimes are a fright. He LOVES to glug slug milkshake, Through a stinky hosepipe straw, And as for beetle biscuits ...He can ALWAYS munch one more! And this is just the beginning of Max's frightful mealtimes. From fish-eye cheese and bug burgers to snail trail sauce and cockroach curry, Max will feast on anything crawly, creepy, hairy and sticky. But his favourite snack has to be Spider Sandwiches! Kids will laugh out loud at Max's monstrous mealtimes and terrible tastes in this silly, funny, gloopy, gunky picture book from the bestselling Claire Freedman and Sue Hendra.

Flip And Find Shapes

Flip And Find Shapes

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2001

Novelty early learning books with real educational value. These books teach young children about basic concepts while giving simple information about the natural world. They are based around animals and have been devised with the input of a range of top experts on language, numeracy and biology. The text satisfies basic educational principles such as consistent text placement and repetition of questions. Each left-hand page poses a question; the right-hand page has three possible answers and three flaps. The reader lifts the flaps to see if they chose the right answer and to discover a simple animal fact based on the opposite, number, shape or colour in question.

Flip And Find Numbers

Flip And Find Numbers

Author: Sue Hendra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2001

Novelty early learning books with real educational value. These books teach young children about basic concepts while giving simple information about the natural world. They are based around animals and have been devised with the input of a range of top experts on language, numeracy and biology. The text satisfies basic educational principles such as consistent text placement and repetition of questions. Each left-hand page poses a question; the right-hand page has three possible answers and three flaps. The reader lifts the flaps to see if they chose the right answer and to discover a simple animal fact based on the opposite, number, shape or colour in question.

The Sun is a Bright Star

The Sun is a Bright Star

Author: Ken Wilson-Max Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/1997

This simple text tells the tale of the sun as it orbits the Earth with the other planets in the galaxy. It includes a pull-out mobile at the back of the book, illustrated with all the planets. Ken Wilson Max is the author of Night Time & Day Out .

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