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Tina Macnaughton

  • 5 stars across 12 books
Tina Macnaughton was born in Edinburgh  in Scotland and raised in the south of England where she currently live in Surrey with her husband and daughter.   She  began her illustration training when she drew as a little girl every night in bed on a little chalk board until everything was blue, pink or yellow much to the frustration of her mother.  Her parents’ back garden was like a small woodland and with it came lots of wildlife and so she was always chasing something or examining some creepy crawly much to the horror of the rest of her family. When she was asked by her teachers and other kids if she was going to be an artist when she grew up, her reply was usually ‘No way, I am going to be a vet!’ To the relief of many animals it dawned on Tina that she was much better at drawing animals than examining them.

After completing a HND in Graphic Design at Cumbria College of Art and Design, and briefly living in the Cayman Islands Tina went on to study Illustration at John Moores University from where I graduated in 1992 with BA Hons (2:1) degree in illustration.

After art college Tina worked as a graphic designer for seven years, working on products for children, until she deciding to go freelance in late 2001.
In the spring of 2002 Tina first met Little Tiger Press at the London book fair, and was later offered her first book contract. Tina’s very first picture book was ‘One Snowy Night’ written by M Christina Butler, about a Little Hedgehog in a red bobble hat.  It is still in print today and has spawned 15 book (and counting!) series with over 2 million book sales worldwide.

Since deciding to become a freelance illustrator Tina has illustrated more than 50 picture books, board books and early reader novels.  Her books have been published in 41 different countries and translated into 40 different languages, including ones from her family roots of Scottish Gaelic and Danish, and always loves to hear from readers from far flung places as well as closer to home.
1st September 2004

One Snowy Night

(8 reviews) Review
2nd January 2006

Snuggle Up Sleepy Ones

The sun paints the sky a warm, glowing red.It's time to stop playing, it's time for bed. ... MoreSnuggle Up Sleepy Ones

(3 reviews) Review
4th September 2006

One Winter's Day

When Little Hedgehog's nest is blown away in a terrible storm he wraps up warmly & sets off for Badger's house. On his w... MoreOne Winter's Day

(2 reviews) Review
8th September 2016

One Noisy Night

Everyone’s favourite hedgehog is back for a brand new adventure! This time, Little Hedgehog and his friends have a puzzl... MoreOne Noisy Night

(1 review) Review
6th August 2012

One Starry Night

Little Hedgehog and his friends are on an exciting adventure to see a shower of sparkly shooting stars. But soon they fi... MoreOne Starry Night

(1 review) Review
28th February 2010

One Special Day

When Little Hedgehog's cousin, Baby Hedgehog comes to stay, they go on a special day out. But then Baby Hedgehog loses h... MoreOne Special Day

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1st August 2007

While Angels Watch

At the dawn of time Angels danced through creation, bringing colour and life to all. But are they still on Earth? With l... MoreWhile Angels Watch

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6th May 2013

Mouse and the Moon

Before Little Harvest Mouse closes his eyes each night, he sings a lullaby to his very own moon. Then, one cloudy evenin... MoreMouse and the Moon

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1st August 2008

One Rainy Day

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30th July 2014

Pugwug and Little

Pugwug's got a new sibling - it's an egg! Pugwug wants to play with his new baby brother or sister, but it's not very ea... MorePugwug and Little

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