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Mark Sperring

  • 5 stars across 52 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.

    14th October 2021

    Jingle Smells

    Jingle Smells, Jingle Smells Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to be a skunk on Santa'... More

    (14 reviews)
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    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... More

    (14 reviews)
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    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... More

    (13 reviews)
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    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, rea... More

    (13 reviews)
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    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 ... More

    (9 reviews)
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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

    (8 reviews)
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    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... More

    (5 reviews)
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    13th May 2021

    If My Dad Were The Tooth Fairy

    A hilarious rhyming romp exploring one child's fantasy about her dad having the coolest job ever - the perfect gift fo... More

    (5 reviews)
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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

    (4 reviews)
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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 clea... More

    (4 reviews)
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