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Elys Dolan

  • 5 stars across 16 books
Elys grew up in a part of Sussex that consists almost entirely of trees and cows and she was named after a department store in Wimbledon. She's never let either of these things hold her back and Elys graduated with distinction from the MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Elys has since written and illustrated several hilarious picture books, including Weasels (Nosy Crow) and The Clockwork Dragon , written by Jonathan
Emmett (OUP). Working predominately with ink, newfangled digital witchcraft and coloured pencils of which she is the proud owner of 178 but can never seem to find a sharpener,  Elys has already been shortlisted for The
Roald Dahl Funny Prize, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize , and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal!
2nd June 2022

Rex: Dinosaur in Disguise

A comedy of errors starring the instantly-loveable Rex - the first book in a fantastically funny series for 7+ reade... MoreRex: Dinosaur in Disguise

(14 reviews) Review
18th February 2021

What About The Tooth Fairy?

Santa has Christmas, Cupid has Valentine's Day and the Easter Bunny has . . . well, Easter! But why doesn't the Toot... MoreWhat About The Tooth Fairy?

(13 reviews) Review
17th January 2017

Mr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

Go behind the scenes of Mr Bunny's chocolate factory in this hilarious picture book and winner of the 2018 Laugh Out Lou... MoreMr Bunny's Chocolate Factory

(9 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

Steven Seagull Action Hero

Find out how Steven Seagull saves Beach City in this hilarious action-packed picture book from the creator of Weasels, E... MoreSteven Seagull Action Hero

(6 reviews) Review
4th April 2013


The hilarious debut picture book from awardwinning comic genius, Elys Dolan. Weasels. What do you think they do all... MoreWeasels

(6 reviews) Review
6th March 2015

The Monster from the Blue Planet

Hugely fun space adventure from international bestseller Cornelia Funke, with full colour illustrations by award-winning... MoreThe Monster from the Blue Planet

(6 reviews) Review
5th February 2015

Nuts in Space

A hilarious intergalatic adventure from award-winning comic genius, Elys Dolan Not so long ago, in a galaxy fairly ... MoreNuts in Space

(5 reviews) Review
4th October 2018

Santa's Wonderful Workshop

Step inside Santa's workshop and experience Christmas like never before. With more toys to make than ever it's going to ... MoreSanta's Wonderful Workshop

(3 reviews) Review
4th April 2019

Super Snail

Meet Kevin: ordinary slug by day, fearless, shell-wearing Super Snail by night. The hilarious superhero you didn't... MoreSuper Snail

(3 reviews) Review
3rd September 2015

The Mystery of the Haunted Farm

Strange and spooky things are happening down on the farm, and Farmer Greg knows exactly who to call -Ghost-hunters! The ... MoreThe Mystery of the Haunted Farm

(2 reviews) Review
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