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Books by Mark Sperring

  • We're All Works of Art

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BMWGV
    Hardback 3 years +
    Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same... Celebrate difference and diversity with this wonderful and beautiful book that tells children it's OK to be different - in fact it's perfect to be different. Told from the perspective of works of art, the book illustrates different styles and movements and demonstrates that there is no single masterpiece in galleries, or with people - we're all works of art in our own special way. Illustrated by the artist Rose Blake, and packed with different types of art on every page, the book also includes a handy beginners' guide to the various styles of art - from prehistoric to cubist, ancient Egyptian to contemporary. Written by bestselling author, Mark Sperring, the text is lyrical, funny and perfect for reading aloud. Don't forget - we are all works of art. Every one of us is an original!
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  • The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BURSW
    Paperback
    The Naughty Naughty Baddies are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and diabolically dreadful, and they have just come up with a mischievous plan to blast off to the moon and to stitch up the President. But will our fiendish fraudsters come undone? Aliens, badmobiles, rockets . . . Mwa-ha-ha! Be part of the intergalactic impishness in this astronomically funny adventure. It's out of this world! With illustrations by the bestselling illustrator of You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus - over 150,000 copies sold in the UK.
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  • Princess Scallywag and the No-good Pirates

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BTOZO
    Paperback
    Princess Scallywag and the Queen are back in a brand new rollicking adventure, taking on no-good pirates on the high seas in their hilarious, take-no-prisoners style! Everybody's favourite Queen and not-so-princessy Princess are setting sail on the royal yacht today, but beware... stinky, sweaty, no-good PIRATES are on the horizon... Yo Ho me hearties! Whatever are a Queen, and a Princess, to do? Luckily, they've still got their trademark tricks up the royal sleeves... This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort! A laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book for girls and boys age four and up - perfect for fans of Princess Smartypants and The Paper Bag Princess!
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  • I'll Catch You If You Fall

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: AMMDQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    The message in this book is that we all need someone to watch over us. Through beautiful watercolour paintings that flood the pages with colour and atmosphere we follow a little boy, his mother, and grandfather on a boat trip and their return to the safety of the harbour and home. The pictures are so evocative that they transport us onto the deck of the little fishing boat on the ocean, they let us taste the salty spray of the waves, hear the rumble of the storm, and see the guiding brightness of a star that shines as darkness falls. But the book is more than the depiction of a journey, it's a lyrical exploration of what it means for us to be loved and nurtured and how each of us wants to feel safe and secure, even at those times when we crave adventure and independence. This is an unashamedly lyrical book. With powerful words and beautiful illustrations, it is bound to become a favourite at bedtime.
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  • The Most Wonderful Gift in the World

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: CAYCE
    Hardback
    On Christmas morning, a magnificent, red-wrapped gift sits underneath the tree. But it isn't for Esme. And it isn't for Bear. So they set out to find the rightful owner. Little do they know that it's the greatest gift in all the world. A heartwarming Christmas tale about the magic of friendship.
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  • Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BUAPY
    Paperback
    A fabulously funny extravaganza conjured up by dynamic duo Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton. Perfect for bedtime! Ladies and gentlemen! Boys and girls! Roll up, roll up, for Max the Magnificent and his world famous show: putting off bedtime for as long as possible! Cheer as he makes a cookie disappear (very slo-o-o-wly)! Gasp as he asks for ten bedtime stories (yes, ten)! Will the show go on all night, or will Max finally go to sleep?
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  • Mabel and Me - Best of Friends

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BUAKD
    Paperback
    (2)
    Meet Mabel and Me in this hilarious picture book, as they explore what puts the `best' in `best friends'! Mabel and Me are strolling down a strolly street, when Mabel asks a Hugely Harrowing and Diabolically Difficult question about why Me thinks they are best friends. Join this oddest of odd couples in their very first adventure to discover the answer - but be prepared for a large dose of mistaken identity along the way! Mark Sperring's sparkling text is a rollicking read-aloud that delights in language and rhythm and is perfectly complemented by Sarah Warburton's terrifically warm and witty illustrations.
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  • Mince Spies

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BSWDX
    Hardback
    Who or what is destroying all the Christmas treats in the supermarkets? Santa sends his Mince Spies on a secret mission to uncover the culprits. With puff-pastry jetpacks, shortcrust walkie-talkies and squirty whipped cream they foil the villains - with a bit of help from Santa. A hilarious rhyming romp of a story with a festive message for all baddies: it's better when you're nice!
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  • Norman the Knight Gets a Fright

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BQITX
    Paperback
    Meet Norman the Brave: He's in need of some knaves to help him get ready for royal parades. Can you protect Norman? Can you polish his armour? Darn his socks? Feed his horse? Could this be the job for you? Or is being a knave more difficult than it seems? Fire-breathing dragons, trusty steeds, bandits, brigands and ... a pair of medieval pants - you'll find them all in this fun adventure for brave knights everywhere.
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  • The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BPVQE
    Paperback 3 years +
    This glorious rhyming celebration of love and hugs introduces baby animals from the jungle to the Antarctic, the forest to the ocean - along with their adoring parents! From ducklings to seal pups, from penguins to tiger cubs . . . every mummy and daddy knows that the littlest things give the loveliest hugs! With the feel of an instant classic, this lyrical book is perfect for cuddle time - and the ideal gift for a new baby, Christening or birthday celebration. Mark Sperring is the bestselling author of Father Christmas on the Naughty Step and How Many Sleeps Till Christmas.
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  • I Love You Dino-Daddy

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BPPIR
    Hardback 3 years +
    It's not easy being a dino-daddy, but it's definitely a lot of fun! And whether it's a trip to the park or playing games at home, Dino-Daddy always has time for his two roaring little dinos ... The park would never be such fun without him standing by. No one can spin you faster - weeeeeeee! - or swing you quite so high! And though he has a list of jobs he has to dino-do, He always seems to have the time to play a game ... or two! Morning, noon and night, Dino-Daddy is the best, and life in the dino family is just as fun (and chaotic) as ever. The perfect present for Father's Day!
    • £7.89
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  • We're All Works of Art

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BMVPR
    Paperback 3 years +
    Our bodies might all differ in shape, and form, and frame, but think how dull the world would be if we were all the same... Celebrate difference and diversity with this wonderful and beautiful book that tells children it's OK to be different - in fact it's perfect to be different. Told from the perspective of works of art, the book illustrates different styles and movements and demonstrates that there is no single masterpiece in galleries, or with people - we're all works of art in our own special way. Illustrated by the artist Rose Blake, and packed with different types of art on every page, the book also includes a handy beginners' guide to the various styles of art - from prehistoric to cubist, ancient Egyptian to contemporary. Written by bestselling author, Mark Sperring, the text is lyrical, funny and perfect for reading aloud. Don't forget - we are all works of art. Every one of us is an original!
    • £6.89
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  • The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BMJJR
    Hardback 3 years +
    This glorious rhyming celebration of love and hugs introduces baby animals from the jungle to the Antarctic, the forest to the ocean - along with their adoring parents! From ducklings to seal pups, from penguins to tiger cubs . . . every mummy and daddy knows that the littlest things give the loveliest hugs!With the feel of an instant classic, this lyrical book is perfect for cuddle time - and the ideal gift for a new baby, Christening or birthday celebration. Mark Sperring is the bestselling author of Father Christmas on the Naughty Step and How Many Sleeps Till Christmas.
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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  • I Love You Dino-Mummy

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BMAFF
    Hardback 3 years +
    It's not easy being a dino-mummy - especially when you have two roaring little dinos to take care of. But somehow Dino-Mummy makes everything look so easy ... Do you know a secret? I'm sure you dino-do! It's something rather special about a certain `you know who'! From the moment that you wake up, she's a sing-song superstar, Singing out `Good morning!' with a dino `Tra la la!' Dino-Mummy is AMAZING, and whether it's morning, noon or night, she's always on hand. After all, life in the dino family is just as fun (and chaotic) as ever. Tell your dino-mummy just how much you love her with his special gift edition, perfect for Mother's Day!
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  • How Many Quacks Till Christmas?

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BKLUW
    Paperback Toddlers
    'How many quacks till Christmas?' the ducklings want to know. 'How many quacks till Christmas?' and 'Quack, will there be snow?' Puppy is pouncing round the farmyard one evening, when he is assailed by various animals wanting to know how many quacks, moos, baas or neighs there are until Christmas. Luckily, the answer is - only one! With lashings of Christmas joy, and much fun to be had with animal noises, this is the perfect funny Christmas gift. By a super-commercial author and illustrator pairing with combined sales of over 230,000 copies in the UK alone.
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  • Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BIBIJ
    Paperback 3 years +
    Meet Princess Scallywag - a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture book pairing Mark Sperring and Claire Powell comes this hilarious, subversive fairy tale for girls and boys alike. What's a queen to do when she wakes up to find a huge bothersome dragon ransacking her kingdom and terrorising the villagers? By a stroke of luck, the bravest knight in the land happens to be skipping by at just the right moment. If he can rid the land of the dragon he can have her daughter's hand in marriage - but who would want to marry pond-bathing, stinky-footed Princess Scallywag?! But maybe there's more to this brave knight than meets the eye... This brilliant picture book will make unconventional princesses everywhere laugh until they snort! A laugh-out-loud funny, subversive princess book for girls and boys age four and up - perfect for fans of Princess Smartypants and The Paper Bag Princess!
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  • Never Take a Bear to School

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: BGPAF
    Paperback Toddlers
    Bears are clumsy. They don't sit still. They're much, much bigger than teachers - and they eat SUCH a lot of lunch! Yes, taking a bear to school is a BAD idea. But will this little boy find the courage to face the first day of school alone? With so much to do, like painting, dressing up, storytime, and making new friends, he just might! And Bear? He'll always be waiting at the end of the day, with a great big hug! A delightfully funny story that will reassure every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery.
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  • Never Take a Bear to School

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: AZPJY
    Hardback Toddlers
    Bears are clumsy. They don't sit still. They're much, much bigger than teachers - and they eat SUCH a lot of lunch! Yes, taking a bear to school is a BAD idea. But will this little boy find the courage to face the first day of school alone? With so much to do, like painting, dressing up, storytime, and making new friends, he just might! And Bear? He'll always be waiting at the end of the day, with a great big hug! A delightfully funny story that will reassure with every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery.
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  • Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: AXDCK
    Paperback 3 years +
    A fun and feisty picture book retelling of a classic fairytale by bestselling author Mark Sperring. With a double dollop of bravery, Beauty leaves her darling Popsey and beloved sisters behind to live with the dreaded Beast. He has terrifying horns and even scarier table manners. but is the Beast really so very beastly, after all?
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  • The Naughty Naughty Baddies

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: AWHCV
    Paperback 3 years +
    Once there were four Naughty, Naughty Baddies. And each one was as naughty as the next. They liked nothing more than being diabolically dreadful. But best of all, they loved creeping ...When Four suggests a cunning plan to STEAL all the spots off the Queen's Little Doggy Woof-Woof, they all grin fiendishly and chuckle evilly as they creep, creep, creep ...WHAT will the Queen do when she sees her spotless Little Doggy Woof-Woof? WHERE is the King sitting as they creep, creep past? (Clue: a throne of sorts.) WILL the Naughty, Naughty Baddies get away with it? A very funny, deliciously naughty story that will have children and adults alike laughing with glee. From the bestselling pen of Mark Sperring and the bestselling brush of David Tazzyman.
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  • The Naughty Naughty Baddies

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: AWHCU
    Hardback 3 years +
    Once there were four Naughty, Naughty Baddies. And each one was as naughty as the next. They liked nothing more than being diabolically dreadful. But best of all, they loved creeping ...When Four suggests a cunning plan to STEAL all the spots off the Queen's Little Doggy Woof-Woof, they all grin fiendishly and chuckle evilly as they creep, creep, creep ...WHAT will the Queen do when she sees her spotless Little Doggy Woof-Woof? WHERE is the King sitting as they creep, creep past? (Clue: a throne of sorts.) WILL the Naughty, Naughty Baddies get away with it? A very funny, deliciously naughty story that will have children and adults alike laughing with glee. From the bestselling pen of Mark Sperring and the bestselling brush of David Tazzyman.
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  • Captain McGrew Wants You for His Crew!

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: AWHAC
    Paperback Toddlers
    Meet Captain McGrew: He's in need of a crew to do all those jobs that pirate crews do. Can you sploosh down the poop deck? Get up that rig? Find X marks the spot and get ready to dig? Could this be the job for you? A rollicking tale of some kids who just might find that being a pirate isn't quite as fun as they think! By a super commercial author and illustrator pairing with combined sales of over 230,000 in the UK alone.
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  • Dino-Daddy

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: ANMFD
    Paperback 3 years +
    It's not easy being a Dino-Daddy, but it's definitely a lot of fun! And whether it's a trip to the park or playing games at home, Dino-Daddy always has time for his two roaring dinos ...The park would never be such fun without him standing by. No one can spin you faster - weeeeeeee! - or swing you quite so high! And though he has a list of jobs he has to dino-do, He always seems to have the time to play a game ...or two! Morning, noon and night, Dino-Daddy is the best, and life in the dino family is just as fun (and chaotic) as ever. The perfect present for Father's Day!
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  • I Love You Daddy Grizzle

    Mark Sperring

    Product Code: ANHWO
    Paperback 3 years +
    This is a follow-up to the gorgeous, How Many Sleeps till My Birthday and How Many Sleeps till Christmas. Today is a very special day - if only Little Pip could remember why! With Daddy Grizzle's gentle help, Little Pip works out exactly why today is a day to be celebrated - it's Father's Day! - and they spend a glorious day doing all their favourite things. And the best thing? That's easy - spending time together! A heart-warming story celebrating the relationship between fathers and their children - with a wonderful message.
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