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Stephen Cartwright

  • 5 stars across 246 books
    Stephen Cartwright Biography
    Stephen Cartwright was a British illustrator who illustrated more than 150 children's books selling millions of copies worldwide. Over the years his artwork was adapted to many things including stickers, jigsaws, flashcards and wrapping paper. He is probably best known for his work with author Heather Amery illustrating the Farmyard Tales where readers have to spot the hidden little yellow duck on each page.

    Born in Bolton on 28 December 1947, Stephen attended the Rochdale College of Art before going on to The Royal College of Art in London. He died in 2004 leaving a wife and two children.

    Our favourite Stephen Cartwright Book Characters
    Poppy, Sam and Rusty the dog - from The Farmyard Tales series


    Publication Date


    3rd October 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Lift-the-Flap Christmas

    It's Christmas Eve at Apple Tree Farm! Peep under the flaps to find out what Poppy and Sam are doing to get ready for Ch... More

    (22 reviews)
    28th October 2021

    Poppy and Sam's Favourite Fairy Tales

    Poppy and Sam love fairy tales, and in this collection you can enjoy six of their favourites: Little Red Riding Hood, Ru... More

    (20 reviews)
    3rd October 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Wind-Up Tractor Book

    Little children will love to wind-up the tractor and watch as it whizzes around the tracks. There are three much-loved A... More

    (13 reviews)
    27th June 2003

    Poppy and Sam's Animal Hide-and-Seek

    With flaps to lift and furry and textured patches to explore, young children will love joining Poppy and Sam playing hid... More

    (12 reviews)
    31st October 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Bedtime Stories

    Snuggle up with Poppy and Sam, and enjoy these ten gentle tales of their adventures on Apple Tree Farm. Stories include ... More

    (11 reviews)
    8th July 2021

    Poppy and Sam's Telling the Time Book

    Follow a day in the life of the Boot family, as Poppy and Sam learn to tell the time along with the reader. Young reader... More

    (11 reviews)
    7th March 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Animal Sounds

    Poppy and Sam are feeding the animals at Apple Tree Farm, and they're a noisy bunch! Little children will love hearing t... More

    (10 reviews)
    13th June 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Wipe-Clean Summer Activities

    Join Poppy and Sam for a range of fun mazes, dot-to-dots, copying and other wipeclean activities, all themed around summ... More

    (10 reviews)
    8th August 2019

    Poppy and Sam's Animal Stories

    Welcome to Apple Tree Farm, where every day brings a new adventure for Poppy and Sam! This collection of ten delightful ... More

    (10 reviews)
    2nd April 2020

    Poppy and Sam's Farm Animals Magic Painting Book

    Brush water over the black and white illustrations and watch as the animals of Apple Tree Farm burst into colour! Sixtee... More

    (8 reviews)
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    Recent Reviews

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      The Scarecrow's Secret

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      Poppy and Sam's Favourite Fairy Tales

      by Md575

      Poppy and Sam are favourites in our house and this brought another refreshing twist to fairy stories we are all familiar with ...

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      The Hungry Donkey

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