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Ella Okstad - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Ella Okstad returned to her native Norway after graduating where she now illustrates children's books.

Featured books by Ella Okstad

Other books by Ella Okstad

Squishy McFluff: On with the Show

Squishy McFluff: On with the Show

Author: Pip Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

From the funniest voice in young fiction today, the seventh in this irresistible series for young readers about imaginary friends in hilarious rhyming text and with adorable illustrations by Ella Okstad. 'In a change to our scheduled programme tonight, I proudly present, for your joy and delight . . .' (in the glare of the bulbs, Ava tipped her tall hat) 'AMAZING AVA! AAAAAAND . . . HER INVISIBLE CAT!' Ava and Squishy are going to see the circus, but when one of the acts doesn't turn up they must perform in his place! Another joyful, hilarious, instant classic of a tale for five year olds and upwards, stunningly illustrated by Ella Okstad. 'A surefire hit.' Guardian 'Charming.' The Times 'Bound to ensure catisfaction.' Independent 'Cleverly bridging the gap between picture books and longer fiction, the lovable Squishy is certain to be a success with under-sevens.' BookTrust 'In delightful rhyme reminiscent of Dr Seuss, this charmingly illustrated book is bound to become a bedtime fave.' Gurgle

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Author: Morag Hood Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Everyone's favourite Unicorn Expert, Sophie Johnson is back for a new adventure - and this time she's taking on the world of sports! Sophie Johnson is great at sports. In fact, she's a sports superstar! She's about to attempt the longest, hardest race anyone has ever tried (also known as a fun run) and she's taking her training very seriously. Join Sophie as she imparts her pearls of racing wisdom and goes for gold in this dazzling, uproarious picture book from dream team Morag Hood and Ella Okstad, creators of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert and Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius.

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Sophie Johnson: Sports Superstar

Author: Morag Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

Another hilarious adventure starring everyone's favourite Unicorn Expert, Sophie Johnson! Sophie Johnson is great at sports. In fact, she's a sports superstar! She's about to attempt the longest, hardest race anyone has ever tried (also known as a fun run) and she's taking her training very seriously (by eating plenty of sweets and chocolate for energy, of course). Join Sophie as she imparts her pearls of racing wisdom and goes for gold in this dazzling, uproarious picture book from dream team Morag Hood and Ella Okstad.

Elephant In My Kitchen!

Elephant In My Kitchen!

Author: Smriti Halls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A funny, silly and hugely topical picture book that is perfect for inspiring the next Greta Thunberg or David Attenborough. This accessible call to action helps raise awareness about the world's climate crisis and is perfect for introducing little ones aged 3+ to the issues affecting our planet. What if . . . There was an elephant in your kitchen, A tiger on your loo, A gorilla in your bedroom, Whatever would you do? When wild animals move into Rafi's house, he needs to figure out a BIG PLAN to get them back to their own homes. A positive, empowering and fun-filled picture book about taking care of our amazing planet.

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Author: Morag Hood Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Another hilarious picture book starring everyone's favourite Unicorn Expert, Sophie Johnson! Sophie Johnson studied very hard to become a detective and it's a good thing she did - there has been a terrible crime! Someone has stolen Lion's tail. Unfortunately, this means that Sophie doesn't have time to train her new (and not very good) assistant, Bella. However, is it possible that, while Sophie is busy rounding up suspects, she doesn't see that Bella may be better than she thinks?

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Sophie Johnson: Detective Genius

Author: Morag Hood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Sophie Johnson studied very hard to become a detective and it's a good thing she did - there has been a terrible crime! Someone has stolen Lion's tail. Unfortunately, this means that Sophie doesn't have time to train her new (and not very good) assistant, Bella. However, is it possible that, while Sophie is busy rounding up suspects, she doesn't see that Bella may be better than she thinks?

The Psammead Trilogy

The Psammead Trilogy

Author: E. Nesbit Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 03/01/2019

A great collection to include Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet. When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother start exploring a gravel pit not far from their new countryside home, they make an unexpected and very curious discovery. The gravel pit is home to a Psammead, a sand fairy. This ugly creature has eyes like a snail, ears like a bat and the body of a spider, and is very grumpy indeed. He grants the children one wish every day, and though they are excited to have all their desires fulfilled, they soon realize that having one's wishes come true can have unexpected consequences... More adventures will follow in the other two books in the series

The Story of the Amulet

The Story of the Amulet

Author: E. Nesbit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane find the Psammead, a magical sand fairy, in a pet shop in London, they have no idea that they are about to embark on their greatest adventure yet. The Psammead leads them to an Egyptian amulet that has the power to grant whatever their hearts desire. The problem is that the amulet is broken, and the other half - needed if their wishes are to be granted - is lost. Yet with their half of the amulet able to transport them through time, the children set out on a search for the missing half, and the realization of their wildest dreams... From an encounter with Julius Caesar to a visit of the lost city of Atlantis, The Story of the Amulet - the final instalment in the Psammead Trilogy - is an unforgettable tale of magic and time travel that has been loved by children and parents alike for more than a century.

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert

Author: Morag Hood Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2018

Are you a unicorn expert? Then meet Sophie Johnson... you have a lot in common! Sophie Johnson is an endearing new picture book character, who is just bursting with information and knowledge that she is keen to pass on. She's a self-confessed unicorn expert (among other things) and has dressed up her toys and pets with their own unique horns. Strange then, that she doesn't seem to notice the real unicorn who has come into her house... A wonderfully humorous story, from a new picture book dream-team, Morag Hood and Ella Okstad about a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence! Ideal for fans of unicorns, rainbows and magic everywhere! 'Sophie is a wonderfully endearing character with whom children (and adults) will fall in love, despite the mayhem she causes. Glorious illustrations capture the chaos and fun of this hilarious story to perfection.' Parents in Touch

The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

Author: Edith Nesbit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane accidentally destroy a carpet in their London home with fireworks, their parents replace it with a second-hand one. Upon unfurling it, the children find an egg inside, and, when one of them accidentally drops it into the fire, it hatches into a magical golden phoenix, who tells them that he can take them on the carpet to any location they wish. This revelation sets the siblings - and their baby brother Lamb - off on wild adventures, taking them around London and to far-flung destinations such as India and a remote tropical island. After the success of Five Children and It, E. Nesbit decided to recast its much-loved characters in this sequel, which has now become a classic in its own right, enchanting generations of readers and inspiring many film and television adaptations.

Tiny Tantrum

Tiny Tantrum

Author: Caroline Crowe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

When Tiny has a TANTRUM you can hear it for miles! Windows rattle, jelly quakes and birds fall out of trees. Can anyone persuade Tiny to eat her vegetables, share her toys and brush her teeth? How about a band of hairy monsters? With a hilarious rhyming text from Caroline Crowe (Pirates in Pyjamas) and quirky illustrations from Ella Okstad, this fantastic new picture book is a delightfully funny tale about tackling toddler temper tantrums!

Princess Kitty

Princess Kitty

Author: Steve Metzger Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

Princess Kitty is in for a royal treat! Her palace attendants are throwing a surprise party in her honor. At least, that's what she thinks! There will be games, presents, cake, and more. But when the guests start arriving, no one is paying attention to the kitty of honor! What's a princess to do? From award-winning children's book author Steve Metzger, and accompanied by colorful, vibrant illustrations by Ella Okstad, comes Princess Kitty, a sweet and silly story about a kitty who learns to share the spotlight. Perfect for fans of They All Saw a Cat and Bad Kitty!

Tiny Tantrum

Tiny Tantrum

Author: Caroline Crowe Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/08/2017

When Tiny has a TANTRUM you can hear it for miles! Windows rattle, jelly quakes and birds fall out of trees. Can anyone persuade Tiny to eat her vegetables, share her toys and brush her teeth? How about a band of hairy monsters? With a hilarious rhyming text from Caroline Crowe (Pirates in Pyjamas) and quirky illustrations from Ella Okstad, this fantastic new picture book is a delightfully funny tale about tackling toddler temper tantrums!

Five Children and It

Five Children and It

Author: E. Nesbit Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother start exploring a gravel pit not far from their new countryside home, they make an unexpected and very curious discovery. The gravel pit is home to a Psammead, a sand fairy. This ugly creature has eyes like a snail, ears like a bat and the body of a spider, and is very grumpy indeed. He grants the children one wish every day, and though they are excited to have all their desires fulfilled, they soon realize that having one's wishes come true can have unexpected consequences... E. Nesbit's much loved children's tale has enchanted generations of readers, and has been adapted for the screen numerous times - most notably by the BBC in a hugely popular 1990s series. It remains one of the most cherished children's classics ever written, and an indispensable part of every young reader's library.

Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern

Nelly and the Flight of the Sky Lantern

Author: Roland Chambers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2017

Sometimes secrets are hidden in the most obvious places. When Nelly returns home to discover that her mother has mysteriously disappeared, she vows to stop at nothing until she's found her. Climb to the tops of the clouds in a laundry basket? Why not? Dive to the depths of the ocean in an oversized tin can? Of course! Leave her turtle, Columbus, behind? CERTAINLY NOT! He's her best friend, what an awful suggestion. Together they will find the answers! An original, quirky adventure story, beautifully written, packed with eccentric characters, and illustrated throughout in two colour. If you like Pippi Longstocking, you'll love Nelly Peabody.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2016

When young Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a cyclone, their Kansas farmhouse is carried off to the magical Land of Oz. Upon being told that the only way back is to follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City, home to the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy embarks on an extraordinary but perilous quest, in which the Wicked Witch of the West is constantly lurking around the corner. With its unforgettable cast of now iconic characters such as the Tin Man, Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was an instant hit when it was published over a century ago, inspiring numerous adaptations and sequels.

What Mona Wants, Mona Gets

What Mona Wants, Mona Gets

Author: Dyan Sheldon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2005

When a strange old lady offers her a necklace, Mona realizes that the magic item will grant her every wish. That night she dreams about all the things she has ever wanted, and wakes to find them all crowding her room. So much so that when her mother calls her to Grandad's party, Mona can't get out! Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.

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