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Jill Tomlinson

The author of The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark, Jill Tomlinson was born in 1931 and died in 1976. She studied journalism and decided she wanted to write for children. She also trained as a opera singer but had to change her career due to having an illness. She was the author of many picture books and short stories based around animals including The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home and The Hen Who Wouldn’t Give Up.


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Jill Tomlinson Books

  • The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up

    Jill Tomlinson

    Product Code: AIOOD
    Paperback
    A heart-warming classic children's story from Jill Tomlinson about a Gorilla who's looking to the future. Pongo is a young gorilla who lives in the mountains of Africa. He has long glossy black hair and a black shiny nose. But Pongo can't wait to grow up, when he will have a silver back like his father's and a big chest that he can thump. Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition is stunningly illustrated by Paul Howard, making it an even more enjoyable story for young readers.
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  • The Otter Who Wanted to Know

    Jill Tomlinson

    Product Code: AIOGS
    Paperback
    antics by Jill Tomlinson. Pat is an adorable little sea otter. She likes turning up her toes and floating in the sea, chasing fish and asking a hundred and one questions. One day Pat's quiet life is turned upside down when she gets caught up in a pretty scary adventure. Suddenly she doesn't have time to ask any questions, and even if she did, no one would know the answers. This time Pat just has to find things out for herself! Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Otter Who Wanted to Know is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.
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  • The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up

    Jill Tomlinson

    Product Code: AIOGR
    Paperback
    A heart-warming story by Jill Tomlinson about a hen with as much pluck as she has cluck! Hilda is a small, speckled hen. And when Hilda makes up her mind, nothing can stop her. Hilda's auntie has just had a family of chicks, and she's determined to visit them. But how is Hilda going to travel the five miles to her auntie's farm? Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition is stunningly illustrated by Paul Howard, making The Hen Who Wouldn't Give Up an even more enjoyable story for young readers.
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  • The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out

    Jill Tomlinson

    Product Code: GGX3
    Paperback
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    A heart-warming classic full of animal antics by Jill Tomlinson. Otto is a penguin chick, that much he knows, but other than this he has a lot to learn. Life at the bottom of the world is a curious thing and life can change at a moment's notice. The next blizzard, the next meal and the threat of being orphaned are all challenges that must be faced. But how will Otto and his friends manage? The only way that penguins can do - by looking after each other. A perfect story for animal lovers young and old, filled with tenderness and love combined with a subtle humour. Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades. This edition of The Penguin Who Wanted to Find Out is beautifully illustrated by Paul Howard.
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  • The Cat Who Wanted to Go Home

    Jill Tomlinson

    Product Code: AIOOE
    Paperback
    Like all cats, Suzy is very inquisitive, which causes problems when she climbs into the basket of a hot air balloon - and is carried off over the channel to England! How will she ever get back to France? It won't be easy, but Suzy refuses to be put off by a bit of water...Filled with gentle humour and comfort, Jill Tomlinson's animal stories have been enjoyed by children who want to snuggle down with a good read for decades.
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