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David Tazzyman

  • 5 stars across 55 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
    27th May 2021

    You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday

    'BRILLIANTLY FUNNY' - Abi Elphinstone Imagine playing minigolf with meerkats or building a sandcastle with an armad... More

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    3rd July 2014

    You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum!: Tom Fletcher Book Club 2017 title

    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

    (45 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

    (26 reviews)
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    11th November 2021

    Einstein the Penguin

    'An outstanding debut. Funny and surprising' The Times Best Books for Children 2021 ... More

    (17 reviews)
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    12th May 2022

    You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car

    'BRILLIANTLY FUNNY' - Abi Elphinstone on You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday Have you ever seen a weightlifti... More

    (17 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 aw... More

    (15 reviews)
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    14th May 2020

    You Can't Call an Elephant in an Emergency

    An elephant firefighter? A traffic cop sloth? A paramedic chimpanzee? What a catastrophe! In case of emergency, you'd d... More

    (13 reviews)
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    1st October 2020

    The Orphans of St Halibut's

    Stolen cakes, major explosions and an unforgettable cast of characters - dive into The Orphans of St Halibut's , ... More

    (13 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

    (12 reviews)
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    3rd August 2017

    My Mum's Growing Down

    SHORTLISTED for the Scholastic Lollies Awards - My Mum Is A Grown Down is a larger than life collection of poems for a m... More

    (11 reviews)
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