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Jo Empson

  • 5 stars across 6 books
    Jo Empson graduated from Cambridge School of Art with a Masters in Children's Book Illustration. Jo is never happier than when she is swept away in storytelling, whether writing, illustrating or just reading a favourite picture book (which she still does every night!).
    Her first author/illustrator picture book Rabbityness was nominated for 8 awards and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2013.
    15th February 2012

    Rabbityness

    Rabbit enjoys doing rabbity things, but he also loves un-rabbity things! When Rabbit suddenly disappears, no one knows w... More

    (6 reviews)
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    1st January 2016

    Little Home Bird

    Little Bird loves everything about his home. He's surrounded by his favourite branch, his favourite food, his favourite ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    7th April 2016

    Chimpanzees for Tea!

    Vincent has TERRIBLE trouble remembering everything on the shopping list his mother gives him . . . with disastrous cons... More

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    10th January 2019

    Jungle Jamboree

    Who will be crowned the most beautiful of all at the Jungle Jamboree? Lion, Leopard, Hippo, Zebra? The jungle crea... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st December 2012

    Never Ever

    Nothing ever happens to me. Never, ever. Ever, never. Nothing. Or does it? Jo Empson's debut picture book Rabbity... More

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    6th January 2022

    Tiny Blue, I Love You

    Tiny Blue is very small, but he has lots of big, big questions: How old is the ocean? Do starfish live in the sk... More

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