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David Tazzyman

  • 5 stars across 49 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

    (27 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

    (10 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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    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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    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

    (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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    16th December 2014

    Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Evilness of Pizza

    Psst! Psst! Psssssst!!! OI, YOU!! Do you want to know a secret? Well? Do you? It's a good one . . . honest. You'll neve... More

    (3 reviews)
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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Secret Hideout

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

    (3 reviews)
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    5th October 2009

    What's for Dinner, Mr Gum?

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

    (2 reviews)
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    2nd July 2012

    Agatha Parrot and the Zombie Bird

    We had a battle of magic at Odd Street School! A magician came to do a show and he tried to hatch a scary Zombie Bird ou... More

    (2 reviews)
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    3rd July 2014

    Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear

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

    (2 reviews)
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    6th June 2014

    Mr Gum and the Power Crystals

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

    (2 reviews)
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    12th July 2018

    You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Digger

    Elephants driving diggers? Gorillas on scooters? A shark in the bath? A kangaroo ... on the loo? Join in with the fun a... More

    (2 reviews)
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    17th June 2015

    Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity

    Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks . . . There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuf... More

    (1 review)
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    7th August 2014

    Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Quest for the Magic Porcupine

    Approved by the Great Kerfuffle Society for Approving Things Oi! You at the back! Yes, you! Stop mucking about and get a... More

    (1 review)
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    4th February 2013

    Agatha Parrot and the Heart of Mud

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

    (1 review)
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    27th March 2014

    Circus of Thieves and the Raffle of Doom

    Hannah's life is boring, boring, boring! But when Armitage Shank's Impossible Circus comes to town, Hannah's world is tu... More

    (1 review)
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    1st August 2011

    Agatha Parrot and the Floating Head

    Hiya! This book is about Odd Street School where I go along with mad Ivy who always jumps down stairs four at a time ... More

    (1 review)
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    24th June 2013

    Agatha Parrot and the Thirteenth Chicken

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

    (1 review)
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    30th January 2014

    Agatha Parrot and the Odd Street Ghost

    If you like Mr Gum, Tom Gates or Wimpy Kid, you'll love Agatha Parrot! It was a dark and stormy night and someone or som... More

    (1 review)
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    20th April 2016

    Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Great Big Story Nickers

    Warning: This book contains nickers . . . but NOT the frilly kind! It's summertime in Great Kerfuffle and Stinkbomb and ... More

    (1 review)
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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

    (1 review)
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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

    (1 review)
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    22nd September 2016

    Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Great Kerfuffle Christmas Kidnap

    More fun than your average elf! The perfect book to get you in the mood for all the madness of Christmas! Christmas! A t... More

    (1 review)
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    9th March 2016

    Mali Awyr: Perffaith!

    A Welsh adaptation of Agatha Parrot and the Floating Head by Llio Maddocks - a humorous story about a little girl who ge... More

    (0 reviews)
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    9th March 2016

    Mali Awyr: Twmffat!

    A Welsh adaptation of Agatha Parrot and the Mushroom Boy by Llio Maddocks, a humorous story for children about a little ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    19th December 2013

    Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers

    Winner of the Great Kerfuffle Best Book of Last Tuesday Hey you! No, not you - the person behind you. No, not him eith... More

    (0 reviews)
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    6th June 2013

    Eleanor's Eyebrows

    What would you do if your eyebrows disappeared? Would you notice? Would you care?When Eleanor's eyebrows disappear, she ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    5th July 2012

    The Donut Diaries: Escape from Camp Fatso: Book Three

    Dermot Milligan loves donuts. His nickname at school is Donut. But he knows he needs to lose some weight, so now he's ma... More

    (0 reviews)
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    4th August 2011

    The Donut Diaries: Book One

    A British Diary of a Wimpy Kid, featuring Dermot, an overweight eleven-year-old. Hilariously funny and insightful. Derm... More

    (0 reviews)
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    27th February 2014

    Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key

    Joey is a good kid, maybe even a great kid, but his teachers never know what he's going to do next. He sharpens his fing... More

    (0 reviews)
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    30th January 2015

    The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

    Joey Pigza is back in his fifth hilarious adventure, with illustrations by David Tazzyman.... More

    (0 reviews)
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    27th February 2014

    Joey Pigza Loses Control

    Joey's dad is well and truly wired! After months of nagging, Joey Pigza is finally allowed to spend the summer holidays... More

    (0 reviews)
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    27th February 2014

    What Would Joey Pigza Do?

    'Joey Pigza, you need a life!' Grandma wants Joey to find a friend, stop running around after his Nutty parents, and sta... More

    (0 reviews)
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    5th January 2012

    The Donut Diaries: Revenge is Sweet: Book Two

    Dermot Milligan's got problems. He's overweight, and hooked on donuts. His mother has booked him in to see Dr Morlock, a... More

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    27th February 2014

    I Am Not Joey Pigza

    Everything changes for Joey when his crazy, long-lost dad returns home after a lucky lottery win. Now they're rich, Cart... More

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    22nd September 2016

    Jelly Boots, Smelly Boots

    A riotous celebration of words - silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, ... More

    (0 reviews)
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    9th March 2017

    The Naughty Naughty Baddies

    Once there were four Naughty, Naughty Baddies. And each one was as naughty as the next. They liked nothing more than bei... More

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    4th May 2017

    Circus of Thieves #4

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

    (0 reviews)
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    21st September 2017

    What Makes Me A Me?

    Who am I? I ask myself. What makes me a ME? I think hard with all my might, And look around to see. What makes you a yo... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st September 2000

    Joey Pigza Swallowed The Key

    Joey is a good kid, maybe even a great kid, but his teachers never know what he's going to do next. He sharpens his fing... More

    (0 reviews)
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    4th June 2001

    Joey Pigza Loses Control

    Joey's dad is well and truly wired! After months of nagging, Joey Pigza is finally allowed to spend the summer holidays... More

    (0 reviews)
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    1st October 2011

    Mr Gum in 'the Hound of Lamonic Bibber' Mini Big Bumper Book

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

    (0 reviews)
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    21st March 2019

    The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies

    The Naughty Naughty Baddies are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and diabolically dreadful, and they have just come up wi... More

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    21st March 2019

    The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies

    The Naughty Naughty Baddies are wickedly wicked, awfully awful and diabolically dreadful, and they have just come up wi... More

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