Jo Empson

Jo Empson

  • 5 stars across 9 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... MoreRabbityness

(6 reviews) Review
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 ... MoreLittle Home Bird

(3 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

Chimpanzees for Tea!

Vincent has TERRIBLE trouble remembering everything on the shopping list his mother gives him . . . with disastrous cons... MoreChimpanzees for Tea!

(3 reviews) Review
10th January 2019

Jungle Jamboree

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

(2 reviews) Review
1st February 2002

Never Ever

A funny and insightful novel told from the point of view of its two main protagonists - Erin and Liam. Erin's father has... MoreNever Ever

(0 reviews) Review
20th January 2022

Tiny Blue, I Love You

A story which celebrates the special relationship between a father and child, perfect for Father's Day. Tiny Blue i... MoreTiny Blue, I Love You

(0 reviews) Review
30th August 2024

Fox and Goose

A book about friendship, challenge, and what co-operation can achieve. Two unlikely friends – Fox and Goose – playfully ... MoreFox and Goose

(0 reviews) Review
1st March 2025

Owl and Mouse

(0 reviews) Review
30th August 2024

Cat and Bird

A book about friendship, challenge, and what co-operation can achieve. Two unlikely friends – Cat and Mouse – playfully ... MoreCat and Bird

(0 reviews) Review
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  • Chimpanzees for Tea!

    Chimpanzees for Tea!

    by Rie

    This beautifully illustrated book follows a young boy, Vincent, as he’s sent to the shops in his go-kart with a shopping list in his hand. Which blows...

  • Jungle Jamboree

    Jungle Jamboree

    by KathyB

    We absolutely love reading Jungle Jamboree.  It has become a new favourite book. The story is easy to follow for little ones and the illustrations are...

  • Rabbityness

    Rabbityness

    Explaining loss to a child is such a heartbreaking thing, but this book helps make sense of things a little. Rabbit does all sorts of fabulous non-rab...

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