Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Jonny Duddle

  • 5 stars across 15 books
    Jonny Duddle Biography
    Jonny Duddle is an a bestselling author who has written and illustrated multiple picture books and chapter books for Templar Publishing, including the Waterstones Award-winning best-seller The Pirates Next Door and The Pirates of Scurvy Sands which was one of our Books of the Month for March 2018.

    Jonny grew up in North Wales before studying illustration at college. He had a variety of jobs including working on a ship, as a children's entertainer in Majorca, a salesman and an art teacher, before designing characters for computer games. Whilst working in that job, he wrote his first picture book The Pirate Cruncher and his career as a book illustrator began.

    Our favourite Jonny Duddle Book Characters
    The Jolley-Rogers - from The Pirates Next Door
    Rex- from The King of Space
    Bonehead - from Gigantosaurus
    1st June 2010

    The Pirate Cruncher

    An old pirate tells a tavern full of salty sea dogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. Once they've set sail... More

    (20 reviews)
    Review
    1st March 2012

    The Pirates Next Door

    The Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family, are moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix up their ship, thi... More

    (15 reviews)
    Review
    8th February 2018

    The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

    This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy ... More

    (14 reviews)
    Review
    1st April 2015

    The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

    While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come... More

    (6 reviews)
    Review
    13th June 2019

    The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

    One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats. Big rats, small rats, fier... More

    (1 review)
    Review
    1st August 2008

    Wishful Thinking

    Eleven-year-old Ben has joined the staff at the Wishworks Factory as Manager, Kids' Birthday Wishes. But a stupid mistak... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    1st September 2011

    Monstrous Book of Monsters

    Do you dare delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of monsters where nothing is as it seems? Dr Thomas Jelly ha... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    7th March 2013

    Will Gallows and the Rock Demon's Blood

    Sky cowboy Will Gallows is finding life hard on the ranch. Should he follow his heart and join the elf side of his famil... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    19th May 2008

    You Wish

    When eleven-year-old Ben makes the ultimate birthday wish - the wish for unlimited wishes - he sends the magical realm o... More

    (0 reviews)
    Review
    Image to show page is loading Show More Books

    Most Popular Book

    Recent Reviews

    • The Pirate Cruncher

      The Pirate Cruncher

      This tells the story of an old pirate who tells a tavern full people about an island with hidden treasure.They sail off to look for it to discover tha...

    • The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

      The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

      by Leia

      It was magnificent i absolutely loved it. My favourite character was Nugget because she plays an instrument. It was all about rats coming to town and...

    • The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

      The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

      We have enjoyed other Jolly Rodger books, especially the longer chapter ones. The illustrations are lots of fun in this story and the story of pirates...