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Yasmeen Ismail

  • 5 stars across 19 books
    Yasmeen Ismail is an exciting new talent in the world of picture books. Her artwork and characters are both charming and unique. She studied at art school in Dublin and has worked on a wide range of illustration and animation projects. Yasmeen has a great eye for colour, detail and composition. Specs for Rex is her second picture book, following on from the delightful Time for Bed, Fred! Yasmeen is Irish. She now lives in London.

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    4th July 2013

    Time for Bed, Fred!

    It's time for bed. But will Fred go to bed? You bet he won't! From hiding up trees, and splashing in muddy puddles, to h... More

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    20th July 2006

    Nothing

    A little creature lies in the attic, alone and forgotten. It cannot even remember his own name. One day, the attic door ... More

    (4 reviews)
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    13th August 2015

    I'm a Girl!

    I'm supposed to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice. But I'm sweet and sour and not a little flower. ... More

    (3 reviews)
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    14th August 2014

    Specs for Rex

    Rex has new glasses and he HATES them! He does NOT want to wear them to school, and he tries to hide them - in the stran... More

    (2 reviews)
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    3rd April 2017

    Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad: Draw & Discover

    An endearing and engaging look at emotions and how different situations cause different feelings. What has made Dog happ... More

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    1st October 2015

    Christmas for Greta and Gracie

    Bursting with energy and colour, this funny family picture book about sisters by award-winning author, Yasmeen Ismail, i... More

    (1 review)
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    11th August 2016

    Nothing!

    Mummy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy in her own imaginative world. Whenever Mummy asks her what s... More

    (1 review)
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    25th April 2019

    Joy

    Beat quarantine boredom with this sweet and funny picture book. Perfect for keeping kids entertained when trapped indo... More

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    4th May 2017

    Kiki and Bobo's Sunny Day

    A charming lift-the-flap story book for very young children starring the delightful Kiki and Bobo. Join bouncy... More

    (1 review)
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    2nd January 2020

    Would You Like a Banana?

    Award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail's delightfully funny picture book featuring a very stubborn gorilla will ha... More

    (1 review)
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