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Simon Philip

  • 5 stars across 18 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.
    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

    (18 reviews)
    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

    (16 reviews)
    4th August 2022

    ACHOO!: A laugh-out-loud picture book about sneezing

    A hilarious book about the importance of ALWAYS covering your nose when you sneeze . . . and what happens if you don't... More

    (16 reviews)
    5th September 2019

    Be More Bernard

    Perfect for fans of Jim Field and Julia Donaldson, Be More Bernard is the brilliant story of a disco bunny who w... More

    (15 reviews)
    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

    (11 reviews)
    23rd July 2020

    I Have to Start at School Today

    Another laugh-out-loud picture book from the award-winning author of You Must Bring a Hat, I Don't Know What to Call My ... More

    (10 reviews)
    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

    (7 reviews)
    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

    (6 reviews)
    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 illust... More

    (2 reviews)
    4th February 2021

    Fred: Wizarding Wonder

    From the prize-winning author of You Must Bring a Hat comes a young fiction series for ages 6+ full of magic and f... More

    (2 reviews)
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