Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children's book maker. His books with Walker include Mrs Mole, I'm Home! and Alan's Big, Scary Teeth, which won the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book. Jarvis lives in Manchester with his wife and their dog and cat. 
    1st February 2016

    Alan's Big, Scary Teeth

    An alligator who snaps, becomes an alligator who th-naps in this hilarious, heart-warming story of making new friends an... More

    (28 reviews)
    1st September 2019

    Pick a Pumpkin

    Pick a pumpkin from the patch - t all and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled g... More

    (9 reviews)
    18th August 2008


    (5 reviews)
    1st October 2015

    Poles Apart!

    Everybody knows that penguins belong at the South Pole and polar bears live at the North Pole - but what would happen if... More

    (4 reviews)
    1st October 2017

    Pick a Pine Tree

    Pick a pine tree from the lot - slim and tall, or short and squat! Long straight limbs or branches bent - Mmm! Just smel... More

    (4 reviews)
    6th April 2017

    Mrs Mole, I'm Home!

    Root for Morris the spectacle-wearing mole to find his way home in this laugh-out-loud story from Jarvis, the creato... More

    (3 reviews)
    28th March 2018

    Hello, Hot Dog

    Hot Dog is chilling out on some comfy bread with some corn and a couple of fries when - DISASTER! It looks like he's abo... More

    (3 reviews)
    27th June 2018

    Spike: The Hedgehog Who Lost His Prickles

    Spike, a little hedgehog, has always had impressive prickles. But one morning, after a particularly scary dream, he wake... More

    (3 reviews)
    1st July 2016

    I'm In Charge!

    This romping rhyming story from award-winning author Jeanne Willis is all about a little rhino who likes to make the rul... More

    (2 reviews)
    5th November 2015

    Lazy Dave

    Dave is a dog. Dave is a dog who loves to sleep all day long. Lilly thinks Dave is the laziest dog in the world! But may... More

    (1 review)
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