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  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Simon was born in Chichester in 1988 and has lived there ever since, although he occasionally leaves to buy milk. After gaining a 1st class degree in History at Exeter University, he immediately put his skills to good use working as a barman at a local pub. He soon grew tired of the owner calling him Andy, and so, naturally, decided to become a primary school teacher. Teaching rekindled his love of children's literature, particularly picture books, so much so that he had a go at writing his own. Deciding he was better at writing stories for children than he would ever be at teaching them, he made a swift exit from education to live the cliche of the writer who works in a bar. He hopes that one day he'll be able to give up writing stories and become a barman full-time.
    12th January 2017

    I Don't Know What to Call My Cat

    Every cat needs a name. One name, one word, just a sound... It should be easy to choose one, right? WRONG!!! I just don'... More

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    30th June 2016

    You Must Bring a Hat

    The only rule for attending this party is . . . you MUST bring a hat. But what if you don't own a hat? Will bringing a m... More

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    21st February 2019

    Wizard vs. Lizard

     Fred   may look ordinary, but sometimes people who  look  ordinary turn out to be  not very   ordinary at all ... b... More

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    10th August 2017

    I Really Want the Cake

    There's a smell I can't ignore. It's wafting through the kitchen door. It's time for me to find out more. I think it mig... More

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    6th September 2018

    It All Began When I Said Yes

    A brilliantly funny book about what happens when you say yes, from award-winning author Simon Philip and exciting illu... More

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    8th August 2019

    Wizard in Training #2

    Fred may look ordinary, but sometimes people who look ordinary turn out to be not very ordinary at all ... b... More

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    5th September 2019

    Be More Bernard

    Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. He's not going to hop when everyone e... More

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    5th September 2019

    Be More Bernard

    Bernard has decided that he's not going to be like all the other bunnies any more. He's not going to hop when everyone e... More

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    13th June 2019

    I Really Want to Win

    Today is Sports Day. I CAN'T WAIT! And as I know that I'll be great, I've planned how I will celebrate - because I'm g... More

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