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Jane Simmons

  • 5 stars across 37 books
    Before Jane could walk she was painting and drawing. She cried after her first day at school because they hadn't taught her to read and write in one day. From then on she hasn't stopped. Jane moved with her family and many animals around the world, living in houses, flats and camper vans moving from school to home education and back to school. Jane has continued to travel, write, draw and paint, always with animals, living in squats, tents, vans and boats. As a mature student she studied a BA in illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge and won the highest awards given in the Macmillan Children's Book Prize for both her final two years. Jane shot to fame with the success of her DAISY picture books, all about an irresistible little duck with big feet. More success followed with EBB AND FLO, whose characters were brought to life on television. Jane, her husband, and her menagerie of rescued animals travelled to and around the Mediterranean on her ex-fishing boat home and her adventures have provided the inspiration for many of her books. Most recently Jane has turned her hand to fiction, with the exciting adventures of BERYL GOES WILD and SHIP'S CAT DORIS. Jane is currently living in France with her boat not far away.
    5th April 2007

    Together

    Have you noticed how being with your best friend makes your day that little bit brighter? Mousse and Nut love playing to... More

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    2nd September 2004

    Daisy: Come On, Daisy!

    Mamma Duck tells Daisy to stay close, but Daisy thinks that chasing dragonflies and bouncing on lilypads looks much m... More

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    1st May 2005

    Ebb And Flo And The Greedy Gulls

    When some greedy gulls eat the picnic, it's poor Ebb who gets the blame - so she goes off in a sulk. But when a stor... More

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    4th April 2013

    Lily Gets Lost

    Curious Lily meets all the farm animals but discovers that she's happiest with her mamma, in this gentle and reassuring ... More

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    2nd January 2009

    Beryl Goes Wild

    When Beryl escapes from the lorry taking her to the abattoir, she finds a new and rather frightening world. A world of w... More

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    1st September 2005

    Pog And The Birdies

    When a little bird lands right next to Pog and starts to sing, Pog thinks it is the sweetest music he has ever heard. Bu... More

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    1st January 2000

    Daisy and the Egg

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    1st April 1999

    Ffrind Newydd Gel

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    1st September 1999

    Heulwen a'r Wy

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