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Anthony Browne

The award-winning author of 1983's iconic picture book Gorilla, Anthony Browne was born in Sheffield on 11 September, 1946 and has been illustrating children's books since 1976.

He was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for services to children's literature (the first British author to win it since 1956) and was Children's Laureate between 2009 and 2011. He worked as a medical illustrator and greetings card designer before becoming a children's author and published his debut book, Through the Magic Mirror, in 1976.



Anthony Browne Books

  • MYI2 Toddlers
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    Anthony Browne, the author of Gorilla, provides a warm, hilarious and personal tribute to all dads in this hilarious book.

    A great book for children to share with fathers, it explains how dads can be great at dancing and fantastic at football and great at making kids laugh, but there's also a lot more to them than that!
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    From Anthony Browne - the author and illustrator of Gorilla and Willy the Wimp - The Tunnel is a profound picture book that looks at the relationship between siblings.

    Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister's fears. When he doesn't return, his sister has to pluck up the courage to go through the tunnel too.

    When she eventually plucks up the courage to go in, she finds her brother in a mysterious forest where he has been turned to stone...
  • ACMNG 3 years +
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    Four different voices tell their own version of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives provide depth to this simple story about overcoming adult snobbery, which explores many key themes such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane.

    Former Children's Laureate Anthony Browne's world-renowned artwork is full of expressive gorillas and vibrant colours. Voices in the Park is a genuinely thought-provoking read.
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    "Bear was walking in the forest. Suddenly!" What happens next? Winners of the children's competition featured in The Sun decide! Children's Laureate, Anthony Browne, has collaborated with budding author-illustrators, aged 8 and under, to create an exciting and unique picture book -- combining Anthony's character -- the bear with the magic pencil -- with art and stories from the winning entries. Wherever Bear goes he takes his magic pencil with him. If ever he has a problem he just draws his way out of trouble -- whatever he draws becomes real ...Anthony Browne started the story of a bear with a magic pencil, and children aged eight and under were invited to join in and complete the story. Working with The Sun team, Anthony has selected the best ideas, and used them to create the rest of the story. The result is this fabulous picture book!
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    This is a heart-warming tale of friendship from supreme artist, Anthony Browne. One day Smudge and Charles (two very different children) take walks to the park with their dogs, Albert and Victoria. The dogs race off and chase each other around the park, while Smudge and Charles become the best of friends. First published in 1977, this tale of friendship which is one of the first books by internationally acclaimed picture book creator, Anthony Browne is available again in paperback. Also available this month: The Little Bear Book (ISBN 978-1-4063-4163-8) and A Bear-y Tale (ISBN 978-1-4063-4162-1). It is a reissue of a classic work from award-winning author/illustrator Anthony Browne.
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    A first book about feelings, for very young children. How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. Sometimes you even feel surprised. Supreme artist and Children's Laureate Anthony Browne brings all his understanding and skill to bear in this exploration of emotion for very young children. This book will reassure and help them understand how they feel, using simple words and pictures. Every parent can feel "confident" that this is the perfect book. Features: a companion volume to "I Like Books" and "Things I Like", Anthony Browne's young chimp is sure to be a hit with all little ones!; and an accessible first book of feelings, ideal for sharing.
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    Celebrate 30 years of the classic award-winning picture book in this stunning new edition. Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo - or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens...the toy turns into a real gorilla, who puts on her father's hat and coat and takes her off for a magical visit to the zoo...This is a celebratory 30th anniversary edition with a glorious new cover! It is winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award.
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    Count from one to ten with apes and primates. What better attention-getter for small children than primates in all their variety? And who better to render them than Anthony Browne? In this elegant counting book, the author-illustrator outdoes himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys. With his striking palette, exquisite attention to detail, and quirky flair for facial expressions, Anthony Browne slyly extends the basic number concept into a look at similarities and differences - portraying an extended family we can count ourselves part of. It encourages early numeracy through Anthony Browne's beautiful artwork. It carries an important message about protecting our environment.
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    An atmospheric exploration of a child's anxiety by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner. One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning flashing across the sky. In the morning Dad is gone and Mum doesn't seem to know when he'll be back. The next day Mum asks her son to take a cake to his sick grandma. "Don't go into the forest," she warns. "Go the long way round." But, for the first time, the boy chooses to take the path into the forest, where he meets a variety of fairy tale characters and discovers the fate of his father.
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    Three bears decide to go out for a walk in the park while their porridge cools. Meanwhile a little girl has lost her mum and lost her way and is walking the streets alone, until she happens upon a house...The bears arrive home and discover several things are amiss...What will they find upstairs?
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    This is a book about feelings, for the very young child. How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. Sometimes you even feel surprised. Supreme artist and Children's Laureate Anthony Browne brings all his understanding and skill to bear in this exploration of emotion for very young children. This book will reassure and help them understand how they feel, using simple words and pictures. Every parent can feel "confident" that this is the perfect book. A companion volume to "I Like Books" and "Things I Like", Anthony Browne's young chimp is sure to be a hit with all little ones! This is an accessible first book of feelings, ideal for sharing.
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    Joe is nervous about his first big party, and as Mum walks him along the darkening street to his friend's house, his imagination starts to run wild. They search for the right place, looking through the windows, wondering "What if...?" while making surprising discoveries along the way.
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    Dad, mum and two brothers spend a day at the zoo, looking at the animals in the cages - or is it the animals that are looking at them?
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    Celebrate the 30th birthday of this classic story about a gentle chimp fed up of being bullied. Willy wouldn't hurt a fly - he even apologizes when someone hits him. The suburban gorillas call him Willy the Wimp. Then, one day, Willy answers a body-building advert...with hilarious results! Celebrate 30 years of the classic picture book in this special anniversary edition by multiple-award-winner Anthony Browne. This anniversary edition celebrates picture book creator Anthony Browne's classic with a lavish gold foil emblem.
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    From one of the most celebrated author-illustrators working today, Anthony Browne, comes a fantastical celebration of stories and the imagination. Once a week, Willy walks through an ordinary-looking set of doors and straight into an adventure - an adventure inspired by a beloved classic of children's literature, from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to The Wind in the Willows. Where will those doors take him today: to a mysterious desert island with footprints in the sand; down a deep, dark rabbit hole full of curious objects; or perhaps on board a pirate ship, face to face with Captain Hook? Wherever he ends up, Willy's journeys begin when he walks through those inviting doors...
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    This book from Anthony Browne celebrates mothers and just how marvellous they are!

    A brilliant picture book, it finds the author of Gorilla showing how mums can be great at painting and juggling and so much more, all while remaining really nice.
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    A new edition of the master illustrator's story of a show-off getting his come-uppance. Jeremy, it seems, has everything: a new bicycle, a pirate outfit, an enormous bag of lollipops. But he won't share anything with Sam. Could it be, though, that Sam has something far more valuable? This stunning book is filled with visual jokes and a message to inspire.
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    A new edition of master illustrator Anthony Browne's first book, full of visual surprises. Toby is fed up. Fed up with books, fed up with toys, fed up with everything. But when he walks through the magic mirror, things are amazingly different. Toby can hardly believe his eyes! Anthony Browne's first book is full of the surreal details and visual humour that have made him one of the world's most popular and acclaimed picture book artists.
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    Willy hasn't got any friends and no-one ever lets him join in with their games. He is lonely...until the day he bumps into Hugh Jape in the park. Willy and Hugh are very different but they make a great team!
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    The heart-warming tale of a gorilla and his tiny friend, from the master picturebook-maker.A very special gorilla is taught a very special skill: sign language. He appears to have everything he needs, but one day he signs that he is sad and needs a friend. His keepers bring him a tiny cat called Beauty and the two of them become inseparable. But when the gorilla gets angry and causes damage to the TV, will his keepers think him unfit to be friends with such a small, defenceless animal? Not if Beauty can think fast and prove what a special friendship they share...
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    A stunning new edition of one of Anthony Browne's best-loved picture book stories.Mr Piggott and his two sons behave like pigs to poor Mrs Piggott - until, finally, she walks out. Left to fend for themselves, the male Piggotts undergo some curious changes!
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    She's nice, my mum ...My mum's a fantastic cook, and a brilliant juggler. She's a great painter, and the strongest woman in the world! She's really nice, my mum. A warm, funny tribute to Mum (and to mums everywhere) by the brilliant author/illustrator Anthony Browne.
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    From the former Children's Laureate and twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal comes a stunning and perceptive story about worry and anxiety, featuring his much loved chimp, Willy. One day Willy goes to the park. It's a sunny day, but a cloud hovers over him and he can't join in the fun. What can Willy do to make this mysterious cloud go away? Exceptional illustrations combined with the insightful story makes this an essential book for young children.
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    A new edition of an outstanding picture book by one of the most popular of all contemporary author/illustrators.On Thursday morning at a quarter past ten, Joseph Kaye notices something odd about the kettle... Thus begins a remarkable day for Joseph, a day in which everything seems to change in the most peculiar of ways. The washbasin grows feet, the armchair becomes a gorilla, his bicycle wheel turns into an apple ... Joseph's father had said when he'd left that morning that everything was going to change. But what had he meant? The book explores the boy's state of mind as he prepares for the return of his parents with his new baby sister.