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David Tazzyman

  • 5 stars across 48 books
    David Tazzyman Biography
    David Tazzyman is an illustrator of many children's books including the popular Mr Gum series and Agatha Parrot series. His first picture book Eleanor's Eyebrows was published in June 2013. David has won many awards for his work including the Red House Children's Book Award, Blue Peter Book Award and Roald Dahl Funny Prize Award. 

    David grew up in Leicester before studying illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. He then travelled around Asia for three years before moving to London. He quickly found work as a commercial illustrator working for numerous big brands, magazines and newspapers. His first foray into children's illustration was in 2006 with the Mr Gum series.

    Our favourite David Tazzyman Book Characters
    Agatha Parrot - from the Agatha Parrot series
    Mr Gum - from the Mr Gum series
    Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face - from the Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face series
    3rd July 2014

    You're a Bad Man Mr Gum!

    You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum was selected as a Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title. Shabba me whiskers! It's that bestselli... More

    (28 reviews)
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    9th April 2015

    You Can't Take An Elephant On the Bus

    You can't take an elephant on the bus ... It would simply cause a terrible fuss! Elephants' bottoms are heavy and fat a... More

    (14 reviews)
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    31st May 2018

    Natboff! One Million Years of Stupidity

    WELL, DIP ME IN HISTORY AND CALL ME A TIME TRAVELLER! It's the brand new book from the author of the award-winning and b... More

    (13 reviews)
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    3rd August 2017

    My Mum's Growing Down

    She says 'I've worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!' As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her ... More

    (11 reviews)
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    19th May 2016

    Circus of Thieves and the Comeback Caper

    Shank's Impossible Circus rolls back into town for this hilarious brand new adventure from Will Sutcliffe brought to lif... More

    (8 reviews)
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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

    (6 reviews)
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    26th February 2015

    Circus of Thieves on the Rampage

    'Utterly madcap adventure of sabotage and adventure... wonderfully supported by equally crazy illustrations... nothing s... More

    (5 reviews)
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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

    (5 reviews)
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    6th February 2012

    Agatha Parrot and the Mushroom Boy

    Agatha Parrot is the most exciting and hilarious comedy series since Mr Gum! But don't take our word for it . . . take... More

    (4 reviews)
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    1st July 2014

    Mr. Gum and the Goblins

    Shabba me whiskers! It's one of those Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton. They're only the craziest, funnest most amazing book... More

    (4 reviews)
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