Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Elli Woollard

Author Links

Elli Woollard

  • 5 stars across 26 books

    Elli Woollard is an exciting talent on the picture books scene, who started writing stories after an embarrassing incident in which her youngest son broke Michael Rosen's glasses. In addition to picture books, she also writes children's poems. Her snappy rhymes, catchy rhythms and witty stories are sure to make her a huge success. Elli's stories include The Giant of Jum, Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories and The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight for Macmillan, as well as the young fiction series Swashbuckle Li. Elli lives in London with her four children, her husband and two guinea pigs.

    Briony May Smith grew up in Sandhurst in Berkshire, playing in the garden with her younger brother and sister. She studied Illustration at Falmouth University and was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Children's book prize in 2013 and 2014. She now lives in Devon, where her work day mainly consists of drawing fairies, interrupted only when her dog, Finbar, demands his walk. Briony's work is inspired by fairy tales and folklore and life in the country.

    21st September 2017

    The Great Gran Plan

    The pig lives in a house in the middle of the wild wood. But inside the wild wood there's a bad wolf - and this hun... More

    (13 reviews)
    Review
    6th July 2017

    The Princess in Black

    Who says princesses can't wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy d... More

    (12 reviews)
    Review
    21st March 2019

    Perfectly Peculiar Pets

    From armadillos, flamingos and umbrella birds to quokkas and iguanas, Elli Woollard presents a lovely collection of poem... More

    (10 reviews)
    Review
    9th February 2017

    Swashbuckle Lil and the Jewel Thief

    Lil is a pirate, a good sort of pirate, and when there is someone to save, she'll do what is right (if i... More

    (9 reviews)
    Review
    5th May 2016

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy and hungr... More

    (4 reviews)
    Review
    24th April 2018

    Dinosaurs Don't Draw

    Dinosaurs aren't known for their drawing - they're known for their stamping and stomping and ROARING! All except for o... More

    (3 reviews)
    Review
    26th April 2016

    The Dragon and the Nibblesome Knight

    When a kind young boy helps a strange-looking bird, a beautiful friendship forms. But what these two friends don't rea... More

    (2 reviews)
    Review
    21st February 2019

    Little Bear's Spring

    Little Bear's Spring is a glorious reminder for children and adults of just how wonderful the natural world is, ... More

    (2 reviews)
    Review
    5th March 2015

    Woozy the Wizard: A Broom to Go Zoom

    Friendship and fun abound in this full-colour early reader for ages 4+. In the faraway village of Snottington Sneeze Li... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    23rd April 2015

    The Giant of Jum

    "Fee!" he said, and "Fi!" he said, and "Fo!" he said and "Fum!" Look out children, the Giant of Jum is grumpy a... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    Image to show page is loading Show More Books

    New Book

    Most Popular Book

    Coming Soon

    Dilly the Donkey Dilly the Donkey

    Dilly the Donkey

    Hardback
    23rd July 2019

    Recent Reviews

    • Perfectly Peculiar Pets

      Perfectly Peculiar Pets

      Bella really loves animals so she enjoyed this book. We liked the poems and that it went from a-z. A great read ...

    • Little Bear's Spring

      Little Bear's Spring

      I bought this book, along with a couple of others, for my daughter's Easter. We've enjoyed a few other Elli Woollard books and after searching on topp...

    • Perfectly Peculiar Pets

      Perfectly Peculiar Pets

      by KLK

      This is a nice book of poetry about unusual pets. It’s a bit beyond my little one at the moment though and doesn’t hold her attention for very long bu...