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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

  • The Tickle Book

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: ATGMJ
    Other Toddlers
    (1)
    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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  • The Bedtime Bear

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: ASQFI
    Other Toddlers
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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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  • Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs Go on Holiday

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AECBG
    Paperback 3 years +
    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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  • The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BZHRL
    Paperback
    Packed with games, activities and over four hundred stickers, The Bedtime Bear Sticker Book is a great gift for any child - ideal for journeys, rainy days, school holidays and of course, quiet time before bed. It's bedtime. But where's Bedtime Bear? He's having wacky adventures on his way to joining Tom for bedtime - from riding a bike with a tiger in the jungle to building a snowman with a lizard in a blizzard! Bedtime Bear finally arrives home for bathtime and bed, where Tom is delighted to see him. Follow Bedtime Bear on his adventures in this fun sticker activity book, based on the bestselling lift-the-flap favourite, The Bedtime Bear by Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler.
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  • Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: George's Bright Idea

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AMHXL
    Paperback 5 years +
    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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  • Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: ADCFK
    Paperback 3 years +
    When Harry and the dinosaurs go to the museum they see Roman swords and spears, Egyptian mummies and lots of Harry's ancestors. The dinosaurs want Harry to help them to find their ancestors...and that's how Harry gets lost! Will Mum and Nan know where to look for him?
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  • Harry and the Dinosaurs Have a Happy Birthday

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: ADBOP
    Paperback 3 years +
    Harry and his dinosaurs love birthday parties, so Harry's disappointed when big sister, Sam, says she's going to one - alone. Not only is it Mr. Oakley's birthday, but Harry finds out that it's the dinosaurs' one hundred millionth birthday too! Harry decides to throw a surprise birthday party and soon even Sam helps to make the party treats. Mum invites Mr. Oakley over and he is very surprised when he arrives; in fact, everyone agrees that it's the best birthday party ever!
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  • A Footballer Called Flip

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AZITL
    Paperback
    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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  • Harry and the Dinosaurs and the Bucketful of Stories

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: FFF3
    Paperback
    Hand-picked favourites
    A collection of all the classic stories about Harry and his bucketful of dinosaurs! Everyone has their favourite Harry story and here they all are in this roaringly good collection! 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. Having spent much of his life teaching English and drama, Ian Whybrow is now a bestselling author. Among his most popular characters are the hugely successful Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs and the much-loved Little Wolf. Ian lives in Harrow, Middlesex. Adrian Reynolds is a hugely talented illustrator who has worked on many picture books, including the wonderful Harry stories and four adventures featuring Pete and Polo. Adrian lives in Cambridge. Enjoy all the Harry and the Dinosaurs stories! Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs; Harry and the Dinosaurs Make a Splash; The Snow Smashers; Roar to the Rescue!; Harry and the Dinosaurs First Sleepover; Harry and the Dinosaurs make a Christmas Wish; Harry and the Dinosaurs United; The Flying Save; A Monster Surprise; Harry and the Dinosaurs at the Museum; Harry and the Dinosaurs Go Wild; Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School; Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Happy Birthday; Harry and the Dinosaurs Play Hide-and-Seek; Harry and the DInosaurs Romp in the Swamp; Harry and the Robots; Harry and the Dinosaurs have a Very Busy Day; Harry and the Dinosaurs go on Holiday; Harry and the Snow King
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  • The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BZJQD
    Other
    Join in the Christmas fun with this great-value gift set containing a board book edition of the bestselling lift-the-flap book The Christmas Bear and a twenty-piece floor puzzle. 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! The Christmas Bear Book and Jigsaw Set includes a lift-the-flap board book and a chunky twenty-piece floor puzzle making this the perfect Christmas gift for preschool children to enjoy.
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  • Say Hello to the Baby Animals

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BXKUH
    Paperback
    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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  • The Tickle Book Sticker Book

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BWKWB
    Paperback
    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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  • Say Hello to the Dinosaurs

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BWHFB
    Paperback
    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

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BUALT
    Paperback
    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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  • The Christmas Bear Sticker Book

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BRZJP
    Paperback
    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 Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals!

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BRPFA
    Paperback
    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!

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BPPFU
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • Say Hello to the Snowy Animals!

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BKGTJ
    Paperback Toddlers
    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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  • Little Wolf's Book of Badness

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: BDSOB
    Paperback
    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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  • Through the Cat-Flap

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AYQVH
    Paperback
    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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  • Little Wolf, Terror of the Shivery Sea

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AUPBU
    Paperback
    A sixth Little Wolf novel featuring this number one cub and pack of friends as they have the pirate adventure of a lifetime! Following the success of the Little Wolf series internationally plus the animated film shown at Christmas 2002, a sixth Little Wolf novel will be welcomed by his many fans. Featuring all Little Wolf's friends - Yeller, Stubbs, Normus, and that pesky little brother Smellybreff in his sailor suit. Little Wolf is a pirate cheef [sic] in this new adventure, and he is after the treasure left by a long-lost relative: Blackfur the Backbiter. But a contemporary pirate called Cap'n Froshus is determined to find the treasure too and this Cap'n Froshus has eyes that hypnotise and a strange peppery smell. Could it Little Wolf's old adversary Mr Twister the Fox - yo ho ho and a bobble of glug, it could be! Ian Whybrow's inventiveness knows no bounds. He has managed to create another unique and hilarious adventure about Little Wolf, who now has millions of new fans [2.1million] through Channel 4 television's broadcast at Christmas.
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  • The Christmas Bear

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AUMNK
    Other 3 years +
    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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  • That Naughty Meerkat!

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AMVQD
    Paperback 3 years +
    A laugh-out-loud new picture book from the author of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs series and the illustrator of the Dinosaur that Pooped series. Uncle Fearless is sure he can look after the baby meerkats all by himself. But taking charge is not as easy as it seems - especially with Trouble about: that naughty meerkat! So, whatever will he do when the meerkats suddenly find themselves in danger?
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  • Meerkat Madness Flying High

    Ian Whybrow

    Product Code: AIYOX
    Paperback
    The first animal in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The third Meerkat Madness book in the hilarious Awesome Animals series - awesome adventures with the wildest wildlife. The Really Mad Mob is expanding! With new faces joining familiar ones in Far Burrow, the thrill-seeking meerkat pups have more exciting adventures ahead of them. Join Uncle Fearless and the intrepid pups in a brand new, sky-high Kalahari escapade! More hilarious adventures from the creator of Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs.
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