Ian Whybrow

Best known for the Harry and the Dinosaurs series, author Ian Whybrow has actually written over 100 children’s books and his work has been published in 27 different languages across 28 different countries. Before becoming an author, Ian worked in secondary education teaching English, drama and eventually progressing to headmaster.

Born on 3 May, 1941 in Gillingham, Kent, he grew up in Margate and Hong Kong. He now lives in Harrow and enjoys walking, swimming, cycling reading and the theatre. Having published books since 1989, Ian is highly regarded for his ability to tell inventive and original stories.


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Ian Whybrow Books

  • SAYH 3 years +

    Say Hello to the Animals Collection - 5 Books (Collection)

    Ian Whybrow

    (2) Hand-picked favourites
    These gentle picture books from author Ian Whybrow will encourage children to say hello to a charming array of friendly animals.

    From those who live on the farm to the jungle and snow, these are lovely little books to read over and over again. They have rhyming text and beautiful artwork to pore over.

    There's even a bedtime book that has animals getting set for sleep - perfect for encouraging your little ones to do the same.
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    The Tickle Book (Other)

    Ian Whybrow

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    Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures, but watch out - you might get tickled too! This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text by Ian Whybrow that is full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo. Bursting with funny details, The Tickle Book has a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Bedtime Bear and The Christmas Bear.
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  • BUC2 3 years +

    Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

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    Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow is guaranteed to appeal to toddlers from 1+ who are fascinated by dinosaurs. The bright, attractive illustrations by Adrian Reynolds add lots of character.

    Harry's devotion to his dinosaur friends, discovered in Nan's attic, makes for a touching tale. Toddlers everywhere will identify with him when he realises they've gone missing, but, don't worry, all is not lost...
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  • ASQFI Toddlers

    The Bedtime Bear (Other)

    Ian Whybrow

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    Bedtime isn't bedtime without your favourite bear - and Tom's bear is on his way! Follow Bear on his adventures as he finds his way back to Tom, from cycling through the jungle with a tiger to hitching a lift with a sheep on a jeep. This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Bedtime Bear is a bedtime book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Tickle Book and The Christmas Bear.
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  • TENTS 3 years +

    Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

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    Join an adorable ginger cat as she sets off to say goodnight to all her animal friends. From the barn owl swooping overhead to the rabbits safe in their hutch, there are all sorts of familiar pets and wild animals in this gorgeous book.
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    Little Wolf's Book of Badness (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    A new edition of the first novel about much-loved character Little Wolf from the author of the MEERKAT MADNESS books and HARRY AND THE BUCKETFUL OF DINOSAURS. All Little Wolf wants to do is stay at home with Mum and Dad and Baby brother Smellybreff. Instead he's packed off to Cunning College to learn the 9 Rules of Badess and earn his Gold BAD Badge from his wicked Uncle Bigbad. He sets off on his journey, sending letters home as he adventures in the big wide world. A hilarious adventure from the author of MEERKAT MADNESS
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  • AAEAN 3 years +

    Harry and the Dinosaurs and the Bucketful of Stories (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Everyone has their favourite Harry story and here they all are in this roaringly good collection at this amazingly good price! This superb collection features Harry and the Snow King, Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, Harry and the Robots, Romp in the Swamp and Harry and the Dinosuars say 'Raaah!' Read about how Harry first found his beloved dinosaurs, their adventures together in the scary swamp and discover just how brave they all are when they visit the dentist. There are even two stories just about Harry.
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  • AAEAM 3 years +

    Harry and the Dinosaurs Go to School (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    It's Harry's first day at school. He and his dinosaurs are very excited and perhaps a little bit nervous. But when Harry's dinosaur friends don't join him in the classroom, Harry's not so sure he's going to like school, but the dinosaurs come to the rescue and Harry and his new friend learn just how much fun school can really be! This is an ideal book to prevent first-day-at-school nerves.
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  • AECBG 3 years +

    Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Go on Holiday (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs are going on holiday to Australia and can't wait. But everything is very different down under. There are lots of new sights, sounds and experiences and, without Nan there to comfort them, Harry and Tyrannosaurus begin to feel a bit homesick. Luckily, a surprise gift makes all the difference and they soon all have a raaah-tastic time!
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  • AUMNK 3 years +

    The Christmas Bear (Other)

    Ian Whybrow

    When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents, poor Bear is left behind in the workshop! How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Lift the flaps to find out, as he chases Santa's sleigh through icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to Tom's cosy bedroom. With a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Christmas Bear is a Christmas book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun! Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Tickle Book and The Bedtime Bear.
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    Meerkat Madness (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Told in Ian Whybrow's unique style this hilarious animal adventure starring ever-popular meerkats is a funny, fast-paced, sure-fire hit. Meerkat Madness is the story of a burrow of meerkat pups and their eccentric babysitter, Uncle Fearless who once travelled to the Blah-Blah camp at the edge of the desert. Truth be told, Uncle is a bit of a show-off but the pups love his colourful stories even if they don't really believe them. But then they find a mysterious object buried in the sand and it isn't long before they are caught up in a daring adventure of their own! A hilarious story about ever-endearing meerkats from the creator of the Little Wolf books.
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    The Tickle Book Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Packed with games, activities, colouring in and over 400 stickers, The Tickle Book Sticker Book is perfect for journeys, rainy days and school holidays - a great gift for any child. Look out - there's a Ticklemonster about! And he's off to tickle all his animal friends, from the pigs on the farm to the penguins at the zoo. Join Tom and Bear as they follow him on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Tickle Book by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.
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  • AMHXL 5 years +

    Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: George's Bright Idea (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Project X Origins is a ground-breaking guided reading programme for the whole school. Action-packed stories, fascinating non-fiction and comprehensive guided reading support meet the needs of children at every stage of their reading development. In George's Bright Idea, business for George's parents' fish and chip shop is not good. Luckily, when George decides to clean the house to help his parents, he comes up with a super idea that will make everything a lot better. Each book contains inside cover notes that highlight challenge words, prompt questions and a range of follow-up activities to support children in their reading.
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    The Christmas Bear Sticker Book (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Help the Christmas Bear find his way from Santa's workshop to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning, in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling festive favourite, The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler. Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Christmas Bear Sticker Book is perfect for cosy winter evenings, car journeys or as a stocking filler - a great gift for any child.
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    Say Hello to the Baby Animals (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    This baby lion is ready to go. He wants to find his friends and say hello. From the hungry baby giraffe to the baby elephant playing in the mud, toddlers will love saying hello to all the animals and joining in with the noises in this fun savannah story. With simple rhyming text from Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and warm, expressive illustrations from Ed Eaves, Say Hello to the Baby Animals is a charming story and a favourite of parents and children alike.
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    Say Hello to the Dinosaurs (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Join the baby tyrannosaurus rex as he meets lots of other dinosaurs in this prehistoric adventure. From the hungry diplodocus to the powerful triceratops, toddlers will love saying hello to all their favourite dinosaurs and joining in with the noises. With simple rhyming text from Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and bright, expressive illustrations from Tim Warnes, Say Hello to the Dinosaurs! is a fun-filled introduction to the world of dinosaurs, perfect for reading together. Enjoy the other books in the Say Hello series: Say Hello to the Snowy Animals, Say Hello to the Animals and Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals.
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    More Meerkat Madness (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    The meerkats are back in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. Wup! Wup! Wup! Action stations! The Really Mad Mob of meerkats is on the move again in another animal antics adventure... Mimi, Skeema and Little Dream are unhappy when Uncle invites a fluffy, stranger to join the Really Mad mob. So when Little Dream dreams that their missing mama is calling him, the kits set off to search for her. But a lost lion cub has other plans for them... Join the meerkat kits on a crazy adventure across the Kalahari desert, from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.
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    Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    It's night-time and Cat is going to say goodnight to all her animal friends. Meet a dog, a barn owl and even some fluffy little rabbits. Toddlers will love joining in with all the animal noises in this delightful story - perfect for reading at bedtime! With simple rhyming text by Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book and The Bedtime Bear, and lots of cuddly animals, beautifully illustrated by Ed Eaves, Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! is favourite with both parents and children. Enjoy more books in the Say Hello series: Say Hello to the Snowy Animals! and Say Hello to the Animals!
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    Say Hello to the Animals! (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    When the sun comes up it's time to join the friendly little puppy on a journey around the farm. From the sleepy sheep to the fluffy chicks, toddlers will love saying hello to all their favourite farm animals and joining in with the animal noises in this delightful book. With simple rhyming text from Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and bright, expressive illustrations from Tim Warnes, Say Hello to the Animals! is a fun-filled farmyard adventure young children will be asking for over and over again.
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  • BKGTJ Toddlers

    Say Hello to the Snowy Animals! (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Take a trip to the north pole and join the little husky as he scampers off on the snow and ice to say hello to all his animal friends. Meet a polar bear, a snowy owl and a cute little seal too! Toddlers will love to join in calling out the animals' noises as they turn the pages of this beautiful book and discover the winter wonderland inside. The satisfying rhyming text by Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book, and the cuddly animals, beautifully illustrated by Ed Eaves, make Say Hello to the Snowy Animals the perfect Christmas present for young children and a book to be enjoyed all year round.
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    Harry and the Dinosaurs: A Monster Surprise! (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Harry thinks he's too old for his bucketful of dinosaurs but they think he's wrong! He looked after them when he was little and now they want to stick by him - forever ...When a mysterious set of plastic dinosaur cards appear on his key-ring, Harry discovers he can call on an army of Back-Up Dinosaurs. Just a rub with his finger calls up some MONSTER-sized muscle! In this adventure, Harry and his friends are kayaking when they discover someone is stealing rare birds' eggs. But there's a SURPRISE in store for the thief!
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    Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    A new edition of the second novel about much-loved character Little Wolf, as he sets up his Adventure Academy with his cousin Yeller and little brother Smellybreff. From the author of the MEERKAT MADNESS books and HARRY AND THE BUCKETFUL OF DINOSAURS. Little Wolf inherits two things from his Uncle Bigbad - his gold and Cunning College, his school of badness. Little and his cousin Yeller decide that BADNESS is out and that ADVENTURES are in. But their first mistake is thinking that they can buy adventures. Their second mistake is to reply to Mister Marvo's advert for Instant Adventures [Scary but Safe]. The result is they find themselves caught up in a real adventure. But Little is scared of bangs; snow gives Yeller the trembles and...Smellybreff gets cubnapped. Will they be able to get through Frettnin Forest and over the Grim Mountains? Will they manage to cross the Perrilus Pass into Grimshire? Can they battle across the White Wildness, the Shivering Seas and conquer Vile Island. YOU BET THEY CAN! Little Wolf's letters about his daring deeds will delight anyone with a sense of fun, both young or old, especially those who have already enjoyed Little Wolf's Book of Badness.
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    A Footballer Called Flip (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Jack Lewis is short. REALLY short. So short, in fact, that Mr Bullock, the St Saviours football coach, doesn't want him on the team. But when Mr Willis discovers Jack's 'footballing brain' ...and Jack's mum steps in with a few tips ...it looks like the School Cup may be just the beginning!
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    Through the Cat-Flap (Paperback)

    Ian Whybrow

    Thomas can't work out what goes on in the tiny minds of his toddler twin sisters. They sing all the time but never get the words right. They think cats enjoy being dressed up as fairies. But who else can Thomas turn to when they all get locked out of the house? Besides, it's a brilliant idea to pop them through the cat-flap and tell them to look for the keys. Isn't it ...?
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