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Laurence Anholt

  • 5 stars across 112 books
    Catherine Anholt and her husband Laurence are a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books - including the Chimp and Zee series - have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Catherine grew up in the Cotswolds as one of a family of eight. After a brief nursing career, she found her true vocation as an artist at Falmouth Art School, leaving to take an MA at the Royal College of Art in London.


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    Laurence Anholt is part of a husband-and-wife team who have worked together on more than 60 picture books, published all over the world in more than 17 different languages. Their picture books - including the Chimp and Zee series - have won numerous awards and have been featured on television and radio. Laurence has been described by William Watt as one of the most versatile authors writing for children today. He was brought up mainly in Holland where he developed a lasting passion for art. He is a much sought after public speaker, appearing at conferences such as the European Council of International Schools Conference, the Northern Children's Book Festival and the Edinburgh Festival.


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    12th May 2015

    Seriously Silly: Scary Fairy Tales: Cinderella at the Vampire Ball

    Cinderella's not scared of ANYTHING - not even the ghastliest, ghostliest, creepiest, spookiest party of all time...... More

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    1st February 2006

    Leonardo and the Flying Boy Big Book

    Zoro is the young pupil of the amazing painter, sculptor, scientist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Every day he works ... More

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    27th July 2016

    Frida Kahlo

    The next title in the best-selling Anholt's Artists series. When Mariana goes to Frida Kahlo' s house to b... More

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    20th June 2008

    Chimp and Zee

    Chimp and Zee go to Jungletown with Mumkey to buy some bananas. But Chimp and Zee think shopping is boring and start to ... More

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    1st October 2006

    Stone Girl Bone Girl: The Story of Mary Anning of Lyme Regis

    This is the fascinating story of Mary Anning, probably the world's best known fossil-hunter. As a baby, Mary was struck ... More

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    26th September 2002

    Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens

    The ugly old Mean Queen is jealous of Snow White, because she has a pretty little nose and wants to be a pop star. The M... More

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    1st August 2006

    What Makes Me Happy?

    A lively, rhyming guide to children's emotions, from an award-winning team. Tickly toes, a big red nose... Wasps that s... More

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    7th August 2008

    Seriously Silly Stories: The Rather Small Turnip

    Can one measly turnip fill the belly of the greedy farmer? That would be a 'turnip' for the books!... More

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    9th February 2010

    Matisse, King of Colour

    This is the sixth title in the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters. Each book tells the sto... More

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    5th September 2013

    Two Nests

    This is a gentle story about family separation with a happy ending. Betty and Paul are two little birds who build a n... More

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