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Lou Peacock

Lou Peacock

  • 5 stars across 13 books
Helen Stephens gets very cold sitting at her desk, but she is a trooper and still makes lots of lovely books. She is best known for her How to Hide a Lion series, which was adapted for stage by the Polka Theatre, where they make lots of amazing children's theatre including We're going on a Bear Hunt. Helen has illustrated stories for some of her favourite authors, including Roger McGough, Michael Morpurgo, Sophie Hannah, Holly Webb and Cecile Aubry. She lives on the windy Northumberland coast with her partner and fellow illustrator Gerry Turley, her daughter and her (very smelly) scruffy mutt Peggy.
3rd October 2019

The Wind in the Willows

'There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.' From picnics by the... MoreThe Wind in the Willows

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The Bear, the Book and the Blanket

A sweet and comical story about the three things a baby needs for the perfect bedtime!What do you need for the perfect b... MoreThe Bear, the Book and the Blanket

(15 reviews) Review
5th October 2017

Oliver Elephant

Christmas shopping is FAR more fun with Oliver Elephant . . . until he goes missing!When Noah goes Christmas shopping wi... MoreOliver Elephant

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6th October 2022

Father Christmas and the Three Bears

A fun and festive Christmas fairy-tale adventure.It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas has fallen asleep at the Three ... MoreFather Christmas and the Three Bears

(13 reviews) Review
1st August 2019


An utterly nutterly book all about sharing!When a little squirrel finds a big pile of nuts, he is VERY excited! But soon... MoreNuts

(6 reviews) Review
6th May 2021

Charlie Chooses

A funny, reassuring picture book about dogs, tricky choices and friendship - with artwork by bestselling illustrator Nic... MoreCharlie Chooses

(6 reviews) Review
11th January 2018

Lionel and the Lion's Share

Lionel the lion ALWAYS gets the lion's share . . . until his friends decide that enough is enough! Lionel the lion does ... MoreLionel and the Lion's Share

(3 reviews) Review
5th March 2020

Mr Brown's Bad Day

A terrifically funny tale about a tiger's very unlucky day!Mr Brown is a Very Important Tiger who works in a Very Import... MoreMr Brown's Bad Day

(3 reviews) Review
6th April 2023

Marvellous Margot

Have you met Margot? She is cheerful, helpful and kind - the very best kind of friend!It's a marvellous day in the big c... MoreMarvellous Margot

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A Whale of a Time: A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year

A brilliantly illustrated collection of 366 hilarious poems to keep you laughing all year round!From rib-ticklingly funn... MoreA Whale of a Time: A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year

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