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Steve Smallman

  • 4 stars across 32 books
    Steve Smallman Biography
    Steve Smallman has been illustrating children's books for over 30 years and began writing children's stories 10 years ago, now having written over 50 books. He also teaches illustration and mural-painting workshops in schools. The first picture book he wrote was The Lamb Who Came To Dinner which was shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards and Commended in the Sheffield Children's Book Awards. It's been translated into several different languages and turned into a theatre play in Sweden. The singer Meatloaf even read the story on TV.

    As a child Steve loved drawing cartoons especially involving animals and it was while he was studying at the Cambridge College of Art and Technology that he was inspired to become a children's book illustrator; he was commissioned to illustrate four books while he was still at college. He has since illustrated for books, comics, magazines, licensed products and for television programmes.

    Steve lives with his wife and has four children and seven grandchildren.

    Our favourite Steve Smallman Book Characters
    Pip - from Astromouse!
    Crumpet - from Too Hot To Hug!
    Armadillo - from The Wishing Stone
    The Vikings - from Dragon Stew
    7th July 2014

    Storytime: Batmouse

    When Pip the mouse sees a bat flying over his home, he has a big idea - when he grows up, he's going to be a BAT! Pip ma... More

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    19th November 2019

    Kind Mr Bear: A story about gratitude and appreciation

    Kind Mr Bear is very kind. He's always happy to help those in need. But the animals in the forest are so used to... More

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    20th July 2021

    The Moose Fairy

    Moose has always wanted to be a fairy... He joins The Secret Fairy Club , but when he arrives he realises t... More

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    21st April 2016

    Storytime: Monty the Hero

    Monty the mole's favourite bedtime story is about a hero, a monster and a magic wand. Monty wants to be a hero too so he... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st July 2013

    The Storytime: The Not-So-Perfect Penguin

    All of the penguins are smart and sensible. All except, Percy, who is...well...not so perfect. Each day is a constant st... More

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    1st July 2006

    Benjamin Bear Says Sorry

    Benjiman Bear loves to have fun, but in his excitement he doesn't realise that he upsets his friends. Children will enjo... More

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    15th April 2015

    Storytime: The Special Guest

    Zebra can hardly contain his excitement when he receives a dinner party invite from Lion - the king of the jungle! Eleph... More

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    25th May 2007

    Benjamin Bear Says Thank You

    Here comes Benjamin Bear - always full of bounce. He loves playing with his friends, but somehow he keeps hurting their ... More

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    21st June 2018

    Astromouse: A Story About Pursuing Your Dreams

    When Pip the mouse learns that the moon is made of stinky cheese, he has a big idea - he's going to be an Astromouse... More

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