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Fred Blunt

  • 4 stars across 20 books
    Will Mabbitt likes to write. He writes on the train, in the corner of cafes, and sometimes, when his laptop runs out of power, he writes in his head. Will has a background in children's media, producing digital content for Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network. He lives with his family, cats and a woodlouse infestation in Lewes on the south coast of England. Fred never wanted to be an astronaut or drive a train when he grew up. Right from the beginning he knew he wanted to draw silly pictures of a living . . . And some decades later he's living the dream! Interrupted only by tea breaks and toddlers, Fred works from his home studio in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK where he lives with his wife and two young children.

    Captain Falsebeard is his first picture book.

    Fred never wanted to be an astronaut or drive a train when he grew up. Right from the beginning he knew he wanted to draw silly pictures of a living . . . And some decades later he's living the dream! Interrupted only by tea breaks and toddlers, Fred works from his home studio in Swindon, Wiltshire, UK where he lives with his wife and two young children.

    Captain Falsebeard is his first picture book.
    11th January 2018

    Fussy Freda

    A Hilaire Belloc-esque cautionary tale for fussy eaters - you'd better eat up! Dinnertime isn't easy in F... More

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    7th April 2014

    Life Stinks!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percy the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land fo... More

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    3rd March 2016

    This Is Not A Bedtime Story

    Sophie doesn't want a story time filled with cute kittens and birthday parties, she wants rocket-launching helicopters a... More

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    1st November 2013

    Crow in the Snow

    A lively story with humorous illustrations, ideal for children who are beginning to read for themselves, or for reading ... More

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    6th July 2017

    This Is Not A Fairy Tale

    A sequel to the acclaimed This Is Not A Bedtime Story by rising stars Will Mabbitt and Fred Blunt. Sophie doesn't want ... More

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    1st July 2013

    Underpants for Ants

    A humorously illustrated picture book for beginner readers - great fun to read aloud together. The ants are feeling a bi... More

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    5th April 2018

    Grandmas from Mars

    Fred and Nell's grandma is babysitting and the kids couldn't be happier. But hang on, there's something not quite right ... More

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    4th August 2014

    Damsel Disaster!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    1st July 2011

    First Reading Two: Old Mother Hubbard

    Seven titles in the popular "First Reading series" are re-issued with hardback covers with audio CDs inserted into a wal... More

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    1st July 2011

    First Reading Four: The Reluctant Dragon

    A humorous story for children just beginning to read. Whoever heard of a dragon who doesn't like fighting? And what will... More

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    1st January 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 2

    A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over... More

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    1st January 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 1

    A friendly introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words by writing over... More

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    1st February 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 3

    A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The... More

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    1st February 2016

    Wipe-Clean Phonics Book 4

    A bright and lively introduction to basic letter-sounds, helping children learn to write letters and simple words. The... More

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    1st March 2013

    The Reluctant Dragon

    Meet the only dragon in the world who doesn't like fighting. His peaceful existence is about to be shattered by the bold... More

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    2nd June 2014

    Feast Fight!

    Cedric Thatchbottom can't wait to train as a squire, serving Sir Percival the Proud - a knight famed throughout the land... More

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    1st February 2008

    Sidesplitters Belly Laughs

    From funny fruit and crazy crackers to silly sandwiches and salads, this hilarious joke book will satisfy any young read... More

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    26th September 2018

    Cow Takes a Bow

    This charming tale from the popular Phonics Readers series has been specially adapted into a new, board book format, com... More

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