Rob Biddulph

Children's Author/Illustrator

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Seven mildly interesting facts about Rob Biddulph:

1. He is an author, illustrator and designer based in the UK.

2. His first picture book, Blown Away (HarperCollins), won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in 2015.

3. His second book, GRRRRR! (HarperCollins) was nominated for the CILIP Greenaway Medal and the IBW Children’s Picture Book of the Year in 2016.

4. His third book, Odd Dog Out (HarperCollins) just been published on August 2016.

5. Before he became a full-time author/illustrator he was art director of, amongst others, the Observer Magazine, NME and Just Seventeen.

6. He is a winner of the coveted PPA Designer of the year award.

7. He lives in London with his wife and three daughters, none of whom will go to Arsenal matches with him.

 

 

Recent Publications:

HAPPY HATCHDAY (5th April 2018, HarperCollins Children's Books)

A brand new, creatively cretaceous story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph – and the first book in his first ever series!

Meet Otto, Winnie, Greg(osaurus) and all the other dinosaur juniors, as they traverse life’s first ups and downs – all in Rob’s trademark rhyme filled with warmth and humour.

This first book is perfect for Rob’s youngest fans, with colourful, detailed artwork and a simple rhyming text perfect for reading aloud.

KEVIN (10th August 2017, HarperCollins Children's Books)

The glorious new picture book from the bestselling, award-winning author of Blown Away and GRRRRR!, all about one boy, one Kevin, and one very special friendship…

Uh-oh – Sid Gibbons is in trouble again! Time to think fast…

When Sid makes yet another mess, and his mum is at the end of her patience, Sid does what every quick-thinking kid would do – he blames it on his big, furry, vanilla-and-pink friend Kevin!

And while it seemed like a good idea at the time, Sid gets an unexpected surprise when he finds out that Kevin and his world might not be so imaginary after all – and while his friend might be make-believe, his feelings are very real.

A beautifully illustrated rhyming tale of friendship, kindness and stepping up, from a rare picture book talent.

The perfect story for any child, from age three and up.

GIVE PEAS A CHANCE (26th July 2018, HarperCollins Children's Books)

It’s no peas please for Nancy, in this second title in the Dinosaur Juniors series from picture book genius Rob Biddulph!

The second creatively cretaceous story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph in his brand new series about the first time moments that every (dinosaur) junior enjoys! It’s dinner-time for Nancy.. but oh no… PEAS! Not-so-keen-on-peas Nancy needs to come up with a way to ditch those little green balls. Luckily, she’s got a peas-plot up her sleeve… But is she quite as clever as she thinks?

Meet Nancy, Otto, Winnie and all the other dinosaur juniors, as they traverse life’s first ups and downs – all in Rob’s trademark rhyme filled with warmth and humour.

Perfect for Rob’s youngest fans, with colourful, detailed artwork and a simple rhyming text just right for reading aloud.

WIDE AWAKE (4th April 2019, HaperCollins Children's Books)

It’s bedtime, but Winnie is wide awake… Get your young ones to sleep with book three of the incredible Dinosaur Juniors series from the award-winning Rob Biddulph!

This is the spectacularly sleep-inducing third story from the bestselling Rob Biddulph in his delightfully Dinosaur-y series about all the first-time moments every junior enjoys.

 

Upcoming Publications:

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Sunk

2017

HarperCollins

Penguin Blue is back, in a swashbuckling new adventure about pirates, treasure, and friendship!

A pirate hat.
A sunny day.
For Penguin Blue
A game to play.

Your favourite Penguin and his friends are back in a new adventure, and this time they’re pirates – ARRRRR!
Sailing the seven seas in search of treasure, Captain Blue and his friends are unexpectedly SUNK! But with a shipwreck to explore and a mysterious stranger on a desert island to meet, they might still find some treasure after all…

Odd Dog Out

2016

HarperCollins

It’s a dog’s life in the big city… Come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world, in this third sublimely illustrated book from the bestselling, award-winning Rob Biddulph.

For busy dogs
A busy day
Of busy work
And busy play…

But one dog doesn’t quite fit in. It’s lonely being the odd dog out, when all she wants to do is find her place in the world. She’s willing to go to the other side of the world to look for it… but it might take a different kind of journey for her to discover that maybe where she’s meant to be is right back where she started…