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Rosalind Beardshaw - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Rosalind Beardshaw is the illustrator of Just Right for Chirsmas and Just Right for Two.  She has illustrated many picture books for children including Mole's in Love written by David Bedford, A Tale of Two Goats by Tom Barber and Lulu Loves the Library by Anna McQuinn. She ha also illustrated her own stories: Grandma's Beach and Grandpa's Suprise.

She loves creating new characters, expecially if they can be based loosely/wholly on her shaggy lurcher, Basil. She lives with her partner, Al, daugther, Iris and young son, Freddie.

Featured books by Rosalind Beardshaw

Other books by Rosalind Beardshaw

Just Right for Christmas

Just Right for Christmas

Author: Birdie Black Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2019

One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth made into a scarf, which is just right for the smallest mouse to protect him from the winter chill.

1, 2, 3, Do the Dinosaur

1, 2, 3, Do the Dinosaur

Author: Michelle Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

The next big commercial picture book series, combining counting and actions for pre-schoolers - perfect for fans of the Ten Little series and Oi Frog! Join in and do the dance moves in this hilarious new rhyming dinosaur story from the bestselling author of the Goodnight Spaceman series, with illustrations from award-winning illustrator, Rosalind Beardshaw. Chomp, chomp, chomp! Let's do the dinosaur! One, two, three and everybody ROOOAR! Stomp your feet, swish your tail and get ready to do the dinosaur! Follow toddler Tom as he teaches you and all his friends exactly how to be a dinosaur. There's a rumble in the jungle and Tom calls on all his friends to copy him as they chomp, slash, swish and roar together. But when they stumble across a huge hill, they're in for a big, toothy surprise . . . Little ones will love doing the actions and joining in with the fun, interactive story. Michelle Robinson's energetic rhyming text and Rosalind Beardshaw's cheerful, bright illustrations make this a joy to read aloud with toddlers.

My Pet Star

My Pet Star

Author: Corrinne Averiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

A magical story about the importance of kindness and friendship. When a little girl finds a lost star, she takes it home and cares for it, just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it's time to let go ... A heartfelt story about caring for others and learning to let go, from BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss. Perfect for sharing at bedtime.

Lulu Loves the Library

Lulu Loves the Library

Author: Anna McQuinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

Age range 5 to 9 Lulu has her library card. She has her rucksack full of borrowed books. Most important of all, she has a big smile on her face because it's Tuesday and she and her Mummy are going to the library...Once there, she enjoys storytime and rhyme time, then she chooses new books to take home. Lulu's Mummy is a role model too - choosing her own books to take out and reading to Lulu at bedtime - they have a new story AND an old favourite to end the day. Lulu is beloved by parents of young children and librarians the world over - her enthusiasm for books and stories is wonderfully captured in the bright and endearing artwork which perfectly compliments the simple text. At a time when libraries are under threat, Lulu shows the impact that easy access to books and reading can have on a young child (and their family) in growing enthusiastic readers and learners: 'Lulu can convince us all that books and stories are absolutely the best thing in the world.' - The Reading Zone

Lulu's First Day

Lulu's First Day

Author: Anna McQuinn Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/06/2019

Age range 5 to 9 Everyone's favourite reading role model is back! Book-loving Lulu is excited to start pre-school. It will be like storytime at the library, but she will stay by herself. Everyone gets up super early to make sure they are ready. There's so much to do at pre-school: Lulu makes a new friend, reads (of course), plays dress up and builds and sings. In no time at all, Mummy is back to collect her.

My Pet Star

My Pet Star

Author: Corrinne Averiss Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

A magical story about the importance of kindness. When a little girl finds a lost star, she takes it home and cares for it, just like a beloved pet. She reads it stories, makes it special snacks and tucks it into bed at night. The more she cares for the star, the brighter it glows. Until, one day, it's time to let go ... A heartfelt story about caring for others, from BAFTA award-winning writer and CILIP Greenaway-nominated author Corrinne Averiss. Perfect for sharing at bedtime.

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2019

When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime. Well . . . not quite. Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds good manners a tiny bit tricky. It's lucky she has some friends to help her.

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

When a Dragon Comes to Stay

Author: Caryl Hart Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

When a dragon comes to stay, will she behave herself? Why, of course she will. Obviously she knows she must share her toys, eat daintily and skip happily upstairs at bathtime. Well . . . not quite. Like all toddlers, this little dragon finds good manners a tiny bit tricky. It's lucky she has some friends to help her.

Lulu Gets a Cat

Lulu Gets a Cat

Author: Anna McQuinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2018

I See the Moon

I See the Moon

Author: Rosalind Beardshaw Format: Board book Release Date: 29/08/2018

A beautifully illustrated collection of favourite night-time rhymes for little ones at bedtime. Rosalind Beardshaw's artwork features wonderful natural scenes, with adorable sleepy animals and babies ready to be lulled to sleep. A sprinkling of silver foil on every page adds a little extra moonlight magic. Includes: I See the Moon * Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star * Hush-a-Bye, Baby * Golden Slumbers * Bed in Summer by Robert Louis Stevenson * Star Light, Star Bright * Girls and Boys Come Out to Play * Hush, Little Baby * Good Night, Sleep Tight

National Trust: Up and Down, A Walk in the Countryside

National Trust: Up and Down, A Walk in the Countryside

Author: Rosalind Beardshaw Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

The fourth in a series of concept books created for the National Trust, this board book takes very young readers on a winter walk through the countryside, going up and down, left and right, from cold to warm and light to dark. With beautiful illustrations from Ros Beardshaw, this elegant little book is a great way of bringing children closer to nature.

Daddy's Little Star 10th Anniversary Edition

Daddy's Little Star 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Janet Bingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

A heart-warming story about the special bond between father and son. While Little Fox is chasing autumn leaves, he plays a game with Daddy and, as they play, Little Fox learns that the sky goes onforever, just like love.

National Trust: Colours, A Walk in the Countryside

National Trust: Colours, A Walk in the Countryside

Author: Rosalind Beardshaw Format: Board book Release Date: 02/03/2017

The third in a series of concept books created with the National Trust, this board book takes very young readers on a summer walk through the countryside, looking at all the colours of the rainbow. With beautiful illustrations from Rosalind Beardshaw, this elegant little book is a great way of bringing children closer to nature.

The Christmas Fairy

The Christmas Fairy

Author: Anne Booth Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2016

When Christmas term comes around, Clara can't wait to learn everything there is to know about being a Christmas fairy. Except she's SO excited that she can't be still and quiet like a fairy should. But when it comes round to the big Christmas Show, it looks like that's exactly the kind of fairy Santa needs.

Warthog

Warthog

Author: Birdie Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2016

When a plucky little warthog sets out on an adventure, he meets all sorts of fascinating creatures, from two angry bees, all the way up to nine scared monkeys. All children will love lifting the flaps to count the hidden animals and following the ten muddy footprints which lead to... a fierce-looking lion!

Box

Box

Author: Min Flyte Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2015

What would YOU do with a box? When four toddlers find some toys in cardboard boxes, they have fun with them for a while. But, before long, the friends' interest in the toys wains and their attention turns to the boxes themselves. What could they do with SO many boxes, they wonder? An inspiring and charming novelty book celebrating the creative possibilities and limitless joy of the boxes.

The Fairiest Fairy

The Fairiest Fairy

Author: Anne Booth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Poor Betty! She' s always getting into messy muddles. She can' t paint a rainbow or scatter dewdrops and her pirouettes are, well, pretty precarious. You see, with so many animals to rescue and friends to help, there' s just no time for Betty to practise all the things a fairy should. But when it comes to the Fairy Ball, Betty' s friends return her gifts of kindness and it becomes clear who is actually the fairiest fairy of them all.

Funny Face Sunny Face

Funny Face Sunny Face

Author: Sally Symes Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2015

Loosely following a toddler's daily routine, this charming and beautifully illustrated book celebrates all things toddler. With its richly detailed scenes and cute characters, this is the perfect book for encouraging a love of language and reading. Even the youngest of children will love to join in with its rhyming text, and adults will take pleasure in the beautiful illustrations, however many times they're asked to read it! Bunny face, sunny face, wake up with a funny face. Bear hair, fair hair, hardly any there hair! New teeth, chew teeth, only one or two teeth, Hairy feet, scary feet, pitter-patter fairy feet.

Just Right for Christmas

Just Right for Christmas

Author: Birdie Black Format: Board book Release Date: 02/10/2014

One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth made into a scarf, which is just right for the smallest mouse to protect him from the winter chill.

Funny Face, Sunny Face

Funny Face, Sunny Face

Author: Sally Symes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Loosely following a toddler's daily routine, this charming and beautifully illustrated book celebrates all things toddler. With its richly detailed scenes and cute characters, this is the perfect book for encouraging a love of language and reading. Even the youngest of children will love to join in with its rhyming text, and adults will take pleasure in the beautiful illustrations, however many times they're asked to read it!

Lulu Loves Stories

Lulu Loves Stories

Author: Anna McQuinn Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2013

Lulu loves stories - and the books she reads inspire her to be many things: from a fairy to a farmer, a mummy to a monster, a tiger to a tiny pilot...

Just Right For Two

Just Right For Two

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2013

Dog has everything he needs in his big blue suitcase - it's the perfect fit for all the little treasures he has collected along the way - and Dog is sure that he is happy just him and his suitcase. Until one night, Mouse comes along and Dog discovers that life is richer and more fun with a friend and his big blue suitcase is actually just right for two.

Just Right For Two

Just Right For Two

Author: Tracey Corderoy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Dog has everything he needs in his big blue suitcase - it's the perfect fit for all the little treasures he has collected along the way - and Dog is sure that he is happy just him and his suitcase. Until one night, Mouse comes along and Dog discovers that life is richer and more fun with a friend and his big blue suitcase is actually just right for two.

Just Right for Christmas

Just Right for Christmas

Author: Birdie Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth made into a scarf, which is just right for the smallest mouse to protect him from the winter chill.

Just Right for Christmas

Just Right for Christmas

Author: Birdie Black Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2011

One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom's inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth made into a scarf, which is just right for the smallest mouse to protect him from the winter chill.

Lulu Loves Stories

Lulu Loves Stories

Author: Anna McQuinn Format: Board book Release Date: 03/03/2011

Lulu loves stories - and the books she reads inspire her to be many things: from a fairy to a farmer, a mummy to a monster, a tiger to a tiny pilot...

Is Is Brea Le Lulu an Leabharlann

Is Is Brea Le Lulu an Leabharlann

Author: Aine Nic Cuinn Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/03/2011

A moment-by-moment account of a very young child's visit to the local library. The charming illustrations perfectly capture the little girl's enthusiasm for books and stories, and paint a lovely picture of her book-loving Mammy. The book comes with a free CD with the story read as Gaeilge and in 15 other languages.

Lulu Loves Stories

Lulu Loves Stories

Author: Anna McQuinn Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/02/2011

Lulu loves stories - and the books she reads inspire her to be many things: from a fairy to a farmer, a mummy to a monster, a tiger to a tiny pilot...

Mole's in Love

Mole's in Love

Author: David Bedford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2009

Meet Morris the Mole, the cutest character in picture books as he heads off on a short-sighted little adventure. Morris the Mole is looking for love - and when he heads down to the farm, he thinks it is going to be right at the end of his nose. But Morris is short-sighted, and what he finds at the end of his nose isn't quite the love he was expecting . . . Mole's in Love is a funny and endearing tale of what happens when you look for love - and love finds you. Cleverly written by David Bedford and beautifully drawn by Rosalind Beardshaw, Morris is an instantly loveable picture book character, making for a relaxing bedtime story or thoughtful Valentine's Day gift book.

Fran's Flower

Fran's Flower

Author: Lisa Bruce Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2000

'The short narrative explains the patience needed to grow things - a difficult concept for childen - while the glorious illustrations celebrate the natural world' Junior GROW FLOWER GROW! Fran has found a flowerpot and, with her dog Fred, is determined to make whatever is inside it grow. So she decides to give the flower all her favourite foods - spaghetti, ice-cream, pizza - and needless to say none of these work - so Fran throws the flowerpot outside in disgust. Until one day, after some sun and some rain Fran and Fred go outside to a wonderful surprise!

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