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Jessica Souhami

  • 4 stars across 9 books

    Jessica Souhami is an acclaimed artist and storyteller whose artwork is inspired by the shadow puppet shows she created and took on tour earlier in her career. Her illustrations, like her puppets, use brilliant colour and bold shapes and her characters leap and swoop across the spreads. She has an international following for her retellings of traditional tales from round the world. Among her many books are Sausages, Foxy! and The Little, Little House and, most recently, Honk Honk, Hold Tight.

    22nd January 2008

    No Dinner!: The Story of the Old Woman and the Pumpkin

    An old woman sets off through the forest to visit her granddaughter, when "Boo!" - one by one, out jump a h... More

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    3rd September 2007

    Baba Yaga and the Stolen Baby

    The black geese have been seen flying over the village, stealing children for the witch Baba Yaga, so Elena should be lo... More

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    19th February 2009

    Mrs Mccool and the Giant Cuchulainn

    Thanks to the strength of his magic little finger, the giant Cuchulainn has fought all other giants and squashed them fl... More

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    1st March 2006

    The Leopard's Drum: An Asante Tale from West Africa

    Osebo the leopard has a fine drum, a huge drum, a "magnificent" drum. All the animals covet Osebo's drum, but he won't l... More

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    1st April 2005

    The Little, Little House

    Joseph and his family feel squashed in their little, little house, with just a yard for the chickens and a small green p... More

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    4th March 2010

    Piglet'S Picnic

    One sunny day, Piglet invites her friends on a picnic by the river, asking them to bring their favourite food. As she go... More

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    1st March 2003

    The Leopard's Drum Big Book: An Asante Tale from West Africa

    Osebo, the leopard, has a magnificent drum, but he won't let anyone else have it - not even Nyame the Sky-God. So Nyame ... More

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    15th January 2009

    Sausages Big Book

    A new Big Book edition of Jessica Souhami's retelling of a well-loved European folk tale. When a poor woodcutter called ... More

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    1st May 2003

    Famous Adventures of a Bird-brained Hen

    A simple retelling of the much-loved nursery rhyme, brought up-to-date with bright, bold collage illustrations and a sho... More

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