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Jean Adamson

  • 4 stars across 49 books
    Jean Adamson is the creator of more than 100 much-loved children's books spanning five decades.
    She studied Illustration at Goldsmiths where she met her future husband and writing partner Gareth Adamson (1925-1982). They worked on children's books together, with Gareth producing the storylines and Jean the illustration, including Topsy and Tim.
    More than 140 Topsy and Tim titles have been published, selling upwards of 21 million copies around the world. Since 1998, over a million copies have been sold in the UK alone. Sixty episodes of an animated TV series followed, and three seasons of a live-action version have broadcast on CBeebies, which won the BAFTA Pre-school Live Action award in 2016.
    In 1999 Jean Adamson was awarded an MBE for her services to children's literature.
    1st May 2016

    Wipe-Clean First Spellings: Start School with Topsy and Tim

    This Topsy and Tim activity book has shiny, wipe-clean pages and a special pen to make practising first spellings as eas... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Writing

    Learning to write is fun with Topsy and Tim's Wipe Clean First Writing . Start School with Topsy and Tim: Firs... More

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    1st May 2003

    Topsy and Tim Go to Hospital

    Tim has fallen out of a tree and bumped his head. Going to hospital's a bit worrying but he soon finds out how nice the ... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Learn to Swim

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Topsy and Tim: Meet the Police

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Start School

    Topsy and Tim Start School by Jean and Gareth Adamson helps children start school . Topsy and Tim Star... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Topsy and Tim: Visit London

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: The New Baby

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    6th August 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Go to the Dentist

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Topsy and Tim: Safety First

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    3rd June 2010

    Topsy and Tim: Go Camping

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. In Topsy and Tim: Go Camping, the twins make new friends, follow... More

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    1st April 2010

    Topsy and Tim: Play Football

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children hav... More

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    1st June 2017

    Topsy and Tim: Go on Holiday

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having... More

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    26th June 2013

    Topsy and Tim: The Big Race - Read it yourself with Ladybird: Level 2

    An enhanced read-along audio ebook from Ladybird. An adaptation of the classic Topsy and Tim story by Jean and Ga... More

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    2nd February 2012

    Topsy and Tim Sports Day

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having... More

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    26th June 2013

    Topsy and Tim: Go to the Zoo - Read it yourself with Ladybird: Level 1

    An adaptation of the classic Topsy and Tim story by Jean and Gareth Adamson. Topsy and Tim have fun visiting the zoo... More

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    2nd April 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Have a Birthday Party

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children havin... More

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    2nd June 2011

    Start School with Topsy and Tim: Wipe Clean First Numbers

    Start School with Topsy and Tim: First Numbers is a lovely, easy-to-use activity book for children who are starting to l... More

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    5th August 2010

    Topsy and Tim: Go on a Train

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children havin... More

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    7th April 2011

    Topsy and Tim: Have Itchy Heads

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    3rd October 2013

    Topsy and Tim: Meet Father Christmas

    Join Topsy and Tim on a new adventure as they meet Father Christmas in this Ladybird festive stocking-filler, the idea... More

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    6th August 2009

    Topsy and Tim: Go to the Zoo

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    7th April 2011

    Topsy and Tim: Meet the Firefighters

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    1st January 2015

    Topsy and Tim: Help a Friend

    Join Topsy and Tim as they help a friend in need. In Topsy and Tim Help a Friend, Stevie Dunton is unhappy at school bec... More

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    1st April 2010

    Topsy and Tim: At the Farm

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this story is reassuring for young children havin... More

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    1st January 2015

    Topsy and Tim: Move House

    Join Topsy and Tim as they prepare to move house with Mummy and Dad. In Topsy and Tim Move House, the twins are moving h... More

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    3rd June 2010

    Topsy and Tim: Go to the Doctor

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    7th January 2016

    Topsy and Tim: First Sleepover

    Well-known twins Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young... More

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    1st May 2016

    Wipe-Clean First Sums: Start School with Topsy and Tim

    This Topsy and Tim activity book has shiny, wipe-clean pages and also comes with a special pen to make practising first ... More

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    2nd February 2017

    Topsy and Tim: Have Their Eyes Tested

    Topsy and Tim find fun and adventure in the real world. Their engaging stories are reassuring for young children having ... More

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    30th March 2017

    Topsy and Tim: The Complete Audio Collection

    Topsy and Tim are always finding fun adventures in the real world, and this collection of stories is perfect for young... More

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    1st November 2004

    Topsy and Tim: The Big Surprise

    Topsy and Tim are very excited when their next door neighbour has a new baby. Another fun and colourful Tospy and Tim st... More

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    1st March 2010

    Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Learn to Swim

    This sticker book is a lovely, reassuring read for any child who is learning how to swim. There are over 50 colourful st... More

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    1st March 2010

    Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Start School

    This sticker book is a lovely, reassuring read for any child who is about to start school for the first time. There are ... More

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    1st March 2010

    Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Go on an Aeroplane

    This sticker book is a lovely, reassuring read for any child who is about to go on an aeroplane for the first time. Ther... More

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    1st March 2010

    Topsy and Tim Sticker Storybook: Have a Birthday Party

    This sticker book is a lovely, reassuring read for any child who is about to have a birthday party for the first time. T... More

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    3rd March 2005

    Little Shoppers

    Topsy and Tim help Mum and Dad with the shopping. Another fun and colourful Topsy and Tim storybook... More

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    4th December 1998

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