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Mark Sperring

  • 5 stars across 44 books

    After studying illustration at Falmouth College of Arts Tom worked as a full-time political cartoonist before he stumbled into the world of animation when he won a bursary to direct his short animated film, The Girl With The Pink Shoes, as part of the Animated Exeter festival. Since then he has gone on to design and create a number of animated TV concepts with Honeycomb Animation, including the Molly Little Mysteries, which has just been picked up by CBeebies and is due to be aired in 2010. Tom lives in Devon with his wife, two sons and a scruffy cat.

    Mark is a former Waterstone's bookseller and brings all his considerable experience and knowledge to this, his first picture book. Mark lives in Bristol.

    2nd March 2017

    Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast

    A fun and feisty picture book retelling of a classic fairytale - by bestselling author Mark Sperring and illustrat... More

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    9th May 2013

    Dino-Baby

    It's not easy being a big sister - especially when your new baby brother is a roaring dino baby. There are just SO many ... More

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    27th February 2018

    The Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

    This glorious rhyming celebration of love and hugs introduces baby animals from the jungle to the Antarctic, the fores... More

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    9th October 2014

    My Little Star

    When the day is done and sleep draws near, When the moon's aglow and stars appear. I'll whisper something crystal clear ... More

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    7th November 2013

    Max and the Won't Go to Bed Show

    A fabulously funny extravaganza conjured up by dynamic duo Mark Sperring and Sarah Warburton. Perfect for bedtime! ... More

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    18th December 2014

    Snappy Birthday

    One day an invitation Came to number 24. It was from a next-door neighbour Who they'd never met before. The childr... More

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    17th January 2013

    The Shape of My Heart

    The world is filled with shapes. A bird, a car, the stars in the sky - what shapes can you see? Children will love spot... More

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    4th May 2017

    Never Take a Bear to School

    A delightfully funny story that will reassure every child anxious about starting a new school or nursery. Bears... More

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    11th January 2018

    Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight

    Meet Princess Scallywag - a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture... More

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    11th July 2017

    Daddy Lion's Tea Party

    Feeding time at the zoo has never been so much fun!A hilarious new picture book from the creators of `Mabel and Me' and ... More

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