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Tim Hopgood

  • 5 stars across 34 books
    Tim Hopgood Biography
    Tim Hopgood is an award-winning picture book author and illustrator. His first book, Our Big Blue Sofa, was published in 2006 and won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! award for best debut picture book. In 2008 he won the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator, with the hugely successful WOW! Said the Owl. Tim's gone on to create many more books for preschoolers and he's been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal five times. His picture books have been featured on Bookaboo (ITV) and Cbeebies Bedtime Story (BBC).

    Tim studied for a Graphics degree at Kingston Polytechnic, specialising in Illustration. After graduating, he worked for several magazines as an illustrator before having his first picture book published aged 45.
     
    Tim lives with his wife and two children in York.

    Tim Hopgood's Facts
    Tim writes down ideas for half-stories and pops the paper into a box. Periodically he reads the pieces of paper and if any catch his attention then he writes the other half of the story.

    Our favourite Tim Hopgood Book Characters
    Owl - from Wow! Said the owl
    Walter - from Walter's Wonderful Web
    Jessy and Tom - from Our Big Blue Sofa

    Our favourite Tim Hopgood Book Quotes
    "WOW said the owl. The night-time stars are the most beautiful of all." (Wow! Said the owl)
    4th June 2010

    WOW! Said the Owl

    At night, when we are feeling tired and ready for bed, owls are just waking up. But one curious little owl decides to ... More

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    5th October 2017

    WOW! It's Night-time

    Step into a night-time world with Tim Hopgood, creator of the bestselling WOW! Said the Owl. The curious little owl is b... More

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    8th September 2015

    Walter's Wonderful Web

    Why make an ordinary web when you can make one that's extraordinary ? Meet a determined little spider who can't ... More

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    11th April 2013

    TIP TAP Went the Crab

    When a curious little crab tip-taps out of her rock pool to explore the big blue sea, she discovers a world full of wo... More

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    2nd May 2013

    Big!

    A refreshingly simple book that celebrates growing up Up UP! Tim Hopgood's stylish illustrations bring this endearing l... More

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    10th January 2017

    Hooray for Hoppy

    When Hoppy the rabbit wakes up on the first day of spring, he discovers a world full of wonderful things! But after he's... More

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    2nd February 2012

    UnpOppable

    "It's unpOppable!" said the boy, as he stood on his big yellow balloon. UnpOppable by the award-winning... More

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    27th March 2014

    Little Answer

    "What makes the world go round?" "Sausages!" "What makes the wind blow?" "Sausages!" "Where does everything come from?" ... More

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    28th March 2013

    Ping and Pong Are Best Friends (mostly)

    Ping and Pong are a pair of penguins who love to do new things. But whatever Ping tries to do, Pong can do it better - P... More

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    24th September 2015

    Our Big Blue Sofa

    Is it a hot air balloon? Is it a taxi? No! It's . . . a sofa! Jessy and Tom love their big blue sofa. They love pre... More

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    24th September 2015

    Here Comes Frankie!

    Frankie and his parents live a quiet life. Frankie's dad reads for hours in silence. His mum sits upstairs with the cr... More

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    30th June 2016

    Truth According to Arthur

    Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn't have do... More

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    30th June 2016

    The Truth According to Arthur

    Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn't have do... More

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    15th December 2014

    Ia-Hw! Meddai Gwdihw

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    7th May 2009

    Moon

    The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth. It is the second brightest object in the sky after the Sun. Since p... More

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    28th January 2016

    Hooray for Hoppy

    When Hoppy the rabbit wakes up on the first day of spring, he discovers a world full of wonderful things! But after he... More

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    25th February 2013

    Cric Crac CrA'bag

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    24th September 2015

    A Dog Called Rod

    Elsa wants a dog. Dad says that dogs are noisy, messy and expensive, and that you can't have a dog if you live in a bi... More

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    26th October 2007

    Moon Bubble

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    9th May 2011

    Playing: Band 01b/Pink B

    Collins Big Cat has teamed up with award-winning educational developers, Shoo Fly, to create new cross-curricular E-Re... More

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    5th January 2010

    It Was a Cold Dark Night: Band 03/Yellow

    Ned the hedgehog is looking for a home in the cold, dark forest. He needs somewhere warm and cosy to sleep, but all he... More

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    3rd September 2015

    Lost Sock Level 11

    Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learn... More

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    4th January 2011

    It Was a Cold, Dark Night

    Talking Books are read-along versions of the Collins Big Cat titles. Lively readings, sound effects and music all help t... More

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    20th April 2017

    TIP TAP Went the Crab

    When a curious little crab tip-taps out of her rock pool to explore the big blue sea, she discovers a world full of wo... More

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    4th May 2017

    Doodle Dogs: Best in Show

    'A line is a dot that went for a walk' - Paul Klee Join award-winning Tim Hopgood and his new creation, Doodle D... More

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    5th October 2017

    Walking in a Winter Wonderland

    'Sleigh bells ring! Are you Listening?' Based on the classic song Winter Wonderland, this gorgeous picture book takes y... More

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    30th January 2015

    Moon Pie

    Eleven-year-old Martha is used to being the one who has to keep her head. Tug, her little brother, is too small. Dad is ... More

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    21st September 2017

    Singing in the Rain

    'I'm singing in the rain, Just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again!' Based on the classic song... More

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    26th September 2017

    Walter's Wonderful Web

    Why make an ordinary web when you can make one that's extraordinary ? Meet a determined little spider who can't ... More

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    6th September 2018

    Singing in the Rain

    'I'm singing in the rain, Just singing in the rain. What a glorious feeling. I'm happy again!' Based on the classic song... More

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    1st March 2019

    Cyril the Lonely Cloud

    It is sad but true that no one is ever pleased to see Cyril the cloud. He's always being blamed for ruining everyone's f... More

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    1st April 2019

    Matisse's Magical Trail

    A beautiful, colourful and bold picture book that encourages children to notice the small things, think big, and express... More

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