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Jonathan Emmett

  • 5 stars across 108 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.
4th October 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,... MoreAlphabet Street

(15 reviews) Review
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... MoreThe Princess and the Pig

(8 reviews) Review
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 shor... MoreHow the Borks Became: An Adventure in Evolution

(8 reviews) Review
5th November 2010

The Santa Trap

Bradley Bartleby is bad, VERY bad. He's greedy and naughty and selfish and spoilt -- and Santa Claus knows it. But when ... MoreThe Santa Trap

(4 reviews) Review
5th May 2016

A Spot of Bother

Will our hero ever be a perfectly pristine pig again?Pig is very proud of his neat appearance, so he's horrified to disc... MoreA Spot of Bother

(4 reviews) Review
4th July 2005

What Friends Do Best

A story about perseverance, sharing and friendship by the author of Dinosaurs After Dark, and brilliantly illustrated ... MoreWhat Friends Do Best

(3 reviews) Review
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... MoreShe'll be Coming Round the Mountain

(3 reviews) Review
28th 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... MorePrince Ribbit

(3 reviews) Review
4th June 2020

A Present for Rosy

A beautiful and heart-warming tale about the importance of friendship.Rosy and Rory are the unlikeliest of friends. They... MoreA Present for Rosy

(3 reviews) Review
4th September 2014

Here Be Monsters!

Meet the Boxtrolls! The book that inspired the film! There's an emergency in Ratbridge! Only orphan Arthur and his ne... MoreHere Be Monsters!

(3 reviews) Review
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