Mark Sperring

Mark Sperring

  • 5 stars across 64 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.

9th June 2022

Hot Dog

**A riot of silliness - Daily Mail** **Totally absurd - in a truly lovely way - Daily Record** ------------- From the c... MoreHot Dog

(27 reviews) Review
7th January 2021

The Don't Panic Gang!

There's something SCARY lurking in the bathroom. It's HUGE and it's HAIRY but ... the Don't Panic Gang is RIGHT HERE TO... MoreThe Don't Panic Gang!

(14 reviews) Review
14th October 2021

Jingle Smells

Jingle Smells, Jingle Smells Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to be a skunk on Santa's sleigh! It’s Christmas e... MoreJingle Smells

(14 reviews) Review
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... MoreBeauty and the Very Beastly Beast

(13 reviews) Review
15th October 2020

Santa Jaws

Welcome to Santa’s grotto, little fishes, please come in, And meet the real-life Santa Klaus, It’s really, really him! ... MoreSanta Jaws

(13 reviews) Review
8th September 2016

Four Silly Skeletons

"It's midnight!" shouted Skelly Sid. "But what do we all care? How can we think of sleeping when there's music in the ai... MoreFour Silly Skeletons

(12 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Most Wonderful Gift in the World

On Christmas morning, a magnificent, red-wrapped gift sits underneath the tree. But it isn’t for Esme. And it isn’t for ... MoreThe Most Wonderful Gift in the World

(11 reviews) Review
9th May 2013


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

(9 reviews) Review
13th May 2021

If My Dad Were The Tooth Fairy: perfect for Father's Day!

A hilarious rhyming romp exploring one child’s fantasy about her dad having the coolest job ever – the perfect gift for ... MoreIf My Dad Were The Tooth Fairy: perfect for Father's Day!

(6 reviews) Review
8th March 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... MoreThe Littlest Things Give the Loveliest Hugs

(5 reviews) Review
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