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Leonie Lord

  • 5 stars across 12 books

 Not too long ago, when she wasn't writing funny stories for children, Michelle Robinson was writing copy and devising websites for some of the world's biggest brands. Right now she is either busy writing, busy thinking about writing, or busy chasing a toddler.
 She always dreamed of becoming an author like her hero, Roald Dahl. She shares his birthday and his love of chocolate, but she is much, much shorter.
 Michelle lives in Frome, Somerset, with her husband, young son and baby daughter.


 Leonie Lord studied Illustration at Central St Martins College, London. After graduating, she produced regular editorial work for newspapers but she discovered her love of illustrating children's books after starting a family.  The Dirty Great Dinosaur   was her first illustrated book for children followed by its sequel  The Super Swooper Dinosaur  (both by Martin Waddell)  .  Leonie's adorable character  Whiffy Wilson  (written by Caryl Hart) tells the tale of a stinky wolf who learns that grime is a crime. Leonie lives just outside Cheltenham with her husband and two children.

2nd July 2015

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to school

The perfect picture book to banish starting school worries, starring the most adorable wolf cub character. Whif... MoreWhiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to school

(9 reviews) Review
7th April 2016

Lottie Potter Wants an Otter

A feel-good, rhyming picture book, packed full of outrageously funny otters from multi-award-winning author, Jeanne Wi... MoreLottie Potter Wants an Otter

(9 reviews) Review
5th April 2012

Whiffy Wilson

There was a wolf called Wilson Who never brushed his hair. He never washed his paws or face Or changed his under... MoreWhiffy Wilson

(7 reviews) Review
1st August 2019

The Giggle Pigs

Can you go on a very serious adventure without giggling? The Giggle Pigs can't. However hard they try, they just... MoreThe Giggle Pigs

(5 reviews) Review
3rd August 2017

Sofa Dog PB

  Sofa Dog loves his sofa - and there's NO ROOM for ANYONE ELSE! Unfortunately, all sorts of crazy chara... MoreSofa Dog PB

(4 reviews) Review
11th August 2016

Whiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to bed

Help your child learn to love bedtimes with this funny and soothing story, starring the most adorable wolf cub chara... MoreWhiffy Wilson: The Wolf who wouldn't go to bed

(3 reviews) Review
3rd September 2009

The Dirty Great Dinosaur

Grrrrrr! Look out! Here comes the Dirty Great Dinosaur . . . It's huge! It's hungry! It's the DIRTY GREAT DINOS... MoreThe Dirty Great Dinosaur

(2 reviews) Review
2nd May 2013

The Super Swooper Dinosaur

Here comes the super swooper dinosaur - he's flying in for some fun! But just what games can Hal, Billy and the dino p... MoreThe Super Swooper Dinosaur

(1 review) Review
1st August 2019

Th Giggle Pigs

Can you go on a very serious adventure without giggling? The Giggle Pigs can't. However hard they try, they just... MoreTh Giggle Pigs

(1 review) Review
4th November 2021

Super Duper Penguin Slide

Have you ever noticed that penguins are always going on epic journeys? Waddle waddle! Waddle waddle! The pe... MoreSuper Duper Penguin Slide

(1 review) Review
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