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Jonathan Emmett

  • 5 stars across 90 books
    Jonathan Emmett Biography

    Jonathan Emmett worked as an architect before becoming a children’s author. As well as writing picture books such as Bringing Down the Moon, Someone Bigger and The Princess and the Pig, Jonathan also writes and paper-engineers pop-up books. His books have been translated into over thirty different languages and have won several awards including the Red House Children’s Book Award for Pigs Might Fly and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for The Pig’s Knickers.

    One interesting fact about Jonathan Emmett

    As an architect, I helped design the most sound-proofed room in Europe.

    Key characters in Jonathan's books

    Mole, from the "Mole and Friends" series illustrated Vanessa Cabban. Ruby, from the Ruby the Duckling books illustrated by Rebecca Harry.
    26th September 2018

    Alphabet Street

    There's so much to discover in this ingenious little book! Read the story, lift the flaps, enjoy the funny rhyming text,... More

    (13 reviews)
    11th October 2012

    The Princess and the Pig

    There's been a dreadful mix-up in the royal nursery. Priscilla the princess has switched places with Pigmella, the far... More

    (7 reviews)
    3rd May 2018

    How the Borks Became: An Adventure in Evolution

    Borks live on a planet quite like our own Earth. They have shaggy yellow fur and long thin necks. But once they had sh... More

    (7 reviews)
    4th July 2005

    What Friends Do Best

    A story about perseverance, sharing and friendship by the author of Dinosaurs After Dark, and brilliantly illustrated ... More

    (3 reviews)
    8th May 2007

    She'll be Coming Round the Mountain

    Read along and sing along to this rollicking, toe-tapping romp! She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes...And... More

    (3 reviews)
    25th September 2014

    Here Be Monsters

    Fearless pirate, Captain Cut-Throat, doesn't believe in monsters. When he and his dastardly crew set sail for a treasu... More

    (3 reviews)
    3rd March 2008

    Pigs Might Fly!

    Join the fun on the farm! A charming story from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, hilariously illus... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st September 2002

    Bringing Down the Moon

    Hot-diggerty! Whatever's that?" exclaims Mole as he burrows out of the ground one night and catches sight of the moon. H... More

    (2 reviews)
    1st March 2011

    Pig's Knickers, The

    What does it take to transform a gloomy pig into a break-dancing, tango-tastic super pig? A pair of polka-dot knickers! ... More

    (2 reviews)
    26th July 2016

    Prince Ribbit

    Is Prince Ribbit really a handsome prince, or just a plain, ordinary frog? There's only one way to find out . . . Puck... More

    (2 reviews)
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