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Chris Judge is an established artist and has had four solo exhibitions in Dublin as well as taking part in group shows in Ireland, UK and USA. He lives in Dubin.
Irish TV presenter Ryan Tubridy and award-winning illustrator Chris Judge team up on this jolly and utterly charming story which claims to document the creation of the first Christmas jumper. Central character is little ewe Hillary who stands out amongst the other sheep because of her multi-coloured coat. Like that other patchwork hero Elmer, Hillary is friendly, kind and very popular, so everyone is thrilled when she is chosen to provide the wool for a jumper for Father Christmas and flown to the North Pole in his sleigh. Reading this is like putting on a festive sweater, and will leave you warm, tickled and all set for a happy Christmas.
All I want to do is see the total eclipse, but all MY plans are being eclipsed by my little brother Fred. He's on a mission to stop the ocean turning into plastic and to save the prawns from drinking glitter-and he's roped in everyone he knows . . . including me! Read this book to find out how to be an actual superhero (even if you can't fly and don't wear your pants outside your trousers!). I'm going to need all the charts I can draw to sort this mess out, using recycled paper and a cardboard pen, obviously! See how Stan copes with Fred's plans to save the world as he charts all the ups and downs in a series of hilarious infographics in this highly visual book which is full of laugh-out-loud moments readers will love!
How on Earth did I end up 'volunteering' to help out on a school trip full of small-year-olds? At least I've got my book of special plans, charts, and diagrams to keep everything in order. I mean, how hard can it be looking after my little brother Fred and his mates? Read this book to find out how to be cool, how to make friends, the best things about snails (yes, really), and how NOT to pack ice cream in your suitcase. You might just laugh your head off . . . probably at me! Stanley and his little brother Fred are off to an outdoor adventure camp to learn all about life in the wild . . . but it's not the wildlife that Stan needs to survive, it's Fred, plus the annoying cool kids from the other school, and Mr Fisher (who is determined to make the trip anything but fun)! As Stanley struggles to cope he charts all the ups and downs in a series of hilarious infographics. Full of infographics, charts, and tables - this book is highly visual and full of laugh-out-loud moments that readers will love!
April 2018 Debut of the Month | Space, family relationships, friendships – they’re all cleverly and vividly described in this highly entertaining story. Stan, our nerdy but very likeable hero, wants nothing more than to win a telescope in the science fair so that he can study space, his passion. The main obstacle to this and indeed all Stan’s hopes and wishes, is his little brother Fred, a dinosaur-obsessed five-year-old tornado of destruction and unpredictability. Super-orderly Stan resorts to a range of charts and measuring devices to fill us in on his life – pie-charts, ordinary charts, illustrated diagrams, Venn diagrams – and together with his lugubrious, sometimes agonised delivery, it makes for fast and very funny reading. Readers will be on Stan’s side from the start, and this will speak to anyone who has, is or knows a younger brother or sister.
*SHORTLISTED FOR THE LAUGH OUT LOUD CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2016* The world's greatest (and only) DANGEROLOGIST is back to make YOU into a Level 3 DANGEROLOGIST in his new SCHOOL OF DANGER handbook. Following a mishap involving his DANGER MOBILE (shopping trolley) and the local school dinner lady, Docter Noel Zone joins the teaching staff to help out. WARNING! BEWARE! CAUTION! But any POD (Pupil of Dangerology) knows that schools are full of DANGER - from VAMPIRE teachers to HAUNTED BOOKS! And when bikes start to go missing from around school, to Docter Noel, it's never been clearer that DANGER REALLY IS EVERYWHERE Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Dangerous Book for Boys, DANGER REALLY IS EVERYWHERE is the third brilliantly funny handbook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have everyone from reluctant readers to bookworms laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. Praise for the DANGER IS EVERYWHERE series: 'I dislocated my jaw laughing' Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl 'A brilliantly silly survival guide' Sunday Express 'A Joyful riposte to over-cautious parents . . . well-paced and funny throughout.' Time Out London 'Imagine the Mighty Boosh crashed into the Wimpy Kid' The Times 'A surreal, daft and funny book . . . A bracing satirical sideswipe at today's health-and-safety culture, aimed at kids who'll get the irony and relish the silliness.' Financial Times 'Brilliantly funny' Gransnet 'A brilliantly mapcap guide' ni4Kids.com 'Laugh-out-loud' TheSchoolRun.comcom.
What do you give a dancing ogre with great big feet? Lots of space! Ogden loves to dance to the funky beat, and the disco ball is coming up. But there's a fiendish creature on the loose who wants to put a jam in everyone's plans. Ogden better not get too ogre-eager if he wants to catch the monster...
Shortlisted for the Laugh-Out-Loud Book Awards 2016, 9-13 years Category Dr Noel Zone is without doubt the world’s greatest dangerologist, and his books are required reading for anyone eager to avoid danger wherever it may lurk and, as we know from his first book, danger really is everywhere: toast, pets, birthday cake, bicycles EVERYTHING is a potential threat to wellbeing! Imagine the doctor’s horror therefore when danger is introduced into his house in the form of a yapping, shoe-chewing, pee-and-poop-doing havoc machine called Napkin (ie a small puppy belonging to his sister). This is another brilliantly funny survival guide, the kind of book readers carry around so that they can read favourite passages out loud to friends and family. Huge fun and great for dipping into. ~ Andrea Reece A message from the author, David O'Doherty: There is now 88% more danger in the world than when I was a kid, when there was just the odd bit of lightning and an occasional escaped zoo animal. Chris and I, via the delusions of the world's premier (only) dangerologist Docter Noel Zone, are delighted to get this opportunity from Puffin to terrify children with tales of awful made-up things that could happen. I mean, are you completely sure that your cat isn't a baby dinosaur?
Tin is looking after his little sister Nickel one afternoon when she grabs hold of a balloon and floats away! Tin and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit as she floats towards the big city... Can they rescue Nickel before she goes too far?
One of our Books of the Year 2014 - September 2014 Book of the Month A wonderful adventure is sparked by Tin’s little sister Nickel when she climbs a tree, grabs a balloon and floats off into the sky. Tin is meant to be looking after Nickel so he and his dog Zinc set off in hot pursuit. Luckily, Tin grabs Nickel just in time to enjoy the balloon ride too before disaster strikes. Can Tin get his sister home safely? Chris Judge’s illustrations are a delight.
August 2014 Book of the Month This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind. It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely hooked.Dangerologist Doctor Noel Zone shares his danger notebooks with all comers! A great believer that risks are everywhere his attitude to dangers of all kinds - even the most extreme ones - is hilarious. Whatever the risk and whatever the danger, Chris Judge illustrates them all brilliantly. A hilarious handbook for all those who love The Diary of A Wimpy Kid! A message from the author, David O'Doherty: There is now 88% more danger in the world than when I was a kid, when there was just the odd bit of lightning and an occasional escaped zoo animal. Chris and I, via the delusions of the world's premier (only) dangerologist Docter Noel Zone, are delighted to get this opportunity from Puffin to terrify children with tales of awful made-up things that could happen. I mean, are you completely sure that your cat isn't a baby dinosaur?
Big, green and ugly, Ogden the Ogre doesn’t look like a likely person to find on the dance floor. But despite his size and dodgy coordination, Ogden loves to dance. When Ogden meets a young girl in the woods and promises not to eat her, he lands himself his first dancing lesson. Will Ogden be able to find a partner and fulfil his dancing dreams? A delightfully entertaining story perfectly imagined in Chris Judge’s illustrations.
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