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About Sean Taylor
His picture books include the bestselling 'Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise' illustrated by Jean Jullien, 'Kiss The Crocodile', 'The Snowbear', 'Humperdink Our Elephant Friend', 'Robot Rumpus' and 'A Brave Bear'.
For 6 - 8 year olds he has published 'Where The Bugaboo Lives!', illustrated by Neal Layton.
He has collaborated with Khayaal Theatre on the collection of funny Islamic folktales 'Riding a Donkey Backwards', and with the ecologist Alex Morss on the nature books 'Winter Sleep.', 'Busy Spring' and 'Funny Bums Freaky Beaks and Other Incredible Creature Features'.
His novel for teenagers 'A Waste of Good Paper' was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.
Sean and his family have spent spells living in England (where he was born) and Brazil (where his wife is from). Here are three other things you might not know about him:
He always listens to music when he is writing - ssually music that is good to dance to.
Because of his connections with Brazil, he spends some of the time thinking in Portuguese.
Once, during carnival in Brazil, he dressed up as Robin Hood and fired arrows with poems on into the crowd.
Find out more at www.seantaylorstories.com.
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Spot the busy creatures and plants as the tale unfolds, then learn about how each responds to the increasing daylight and warmth that usher in the season.
Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer an inviting introduction to the science behind spring. The yard is bright, birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and there are tadpoles in the pond! What is all the commotion about?
In each colorful scene, the family discovers a different sign of spring—a bird collecting twigs for its nest, a fox snuggling her cubs, a caterpillar feasting on leaves… After the story, annotated illustrations explain the spring behaviors of various plants and animals.
Inspire an appreciation for the natural world in this joyous exploration of spring.
When Mum and Dad go out for the evening they think they've left their daughter in safe hands with robots designed to get her to bed! There's Cook-bot to make great spaghetti for dinner, Clean-bot to do the washing-up, Wash-bot for bath time and even Book-bot for a bedtime story. What could possibly go wrong?
'There isn't an illustrator in Britain who uses a more intelligent visual storytelling language.' TES
A poor stone cutter who wished he was a rich man has his wish granted. He then keeps changing his wish, and each wish is granted. Finally he wishes himself back as he was at the start of the story.
This e-book is best viewed on Kindle Fire in landscape view to optimise your experience.
• Turquoise/ Band 7 books offer literay language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms.
• Text type – A story from another culture (Japan).
• The flowcharts on pages 22 and 23 illustrate the story in sequence, providing opportunities for speaking and listening, and scaffolding writing.
• Curriculum links – Citizenship: Choices; Music: Exploring sounds.
• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
• This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Spot the sleeping animals as the tale unfolds, then learn about their hibernation habits from the information pages at the end.
Co-authors Sean Taylor (picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of hibernation. In the frosty, quiet forest, the snow blankets the ground and the trees have shed their leaves. Where have all the animals gone? Are they asleep too?
In each cutaway scene, see what the child cannot—that underground below his feet are dens with sleeping creatures, and within the hollow trunks of trees, animals are nesting. After the story, annotated illustrations explain the hibernation facts for each animal and what they will do when they wake up for spring.
Cozy up as you expand your and your child’s knowledge of the natural world.
For fans of Skippyjon Jones and Click, Clack, Moo comes an all-purpose, year-round kid-pleaser that will have kids shouting, laughing, and clapping along. This goofy goat also advocates a subtle lesson in setting aside your own desires for the greater good of others. With a heart to rival his appetite (and that's a BIG appetite!), Huck is not to be missed.
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A hilarious new picture book from Sean Taylor, the author of What a Naughty Bird and Kasia Matyjaszek, author/illustrator of I am a Very Clever Cat.
Watch out! Hoot Owl is hungry in an offbeat story with deadpan humor and bold, striking illustrations.
Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl. He is a master of disguise! In the blackness of night, he’s preparing to swoop on his prey before it can realize his dastardly tricks. Look there—a tasty rabbit for him to eat! Hoot Owl readies his costume, disguising himself as . . . a carrot! Then he waits. The rabbit runs off. Never mind! Surely his next juicy target will cower against such a clever and dangerous creature as he! Kids will hoot at Sean Taylor’s deliciously tongue-in-beak narration, belied by the brilliantly comical illustrations of Jean Jullien.
My Mom Always Looks After Me So Much! is a funny, heartwarming picture book about Little Gorilla’s trip to the doctor to get a shot and, ultimately, about the love between a mother and child—told in simple sentences by master storyteller Sean Taylor, with sweet and richly detailed illustrations by the Waterstones Children's Book Prize–shortlisted David Barrow.
Little Gorilla is going to the doctor for a shot. His mom says it’s because she has to look after him. But that’s the problem—his mom always looks after him so much. First, she makes him eat broccoli, then, whenever he sneezes, he has to put on an extra sweater. And now a shot!
But it’s not all bad—the doctor gives Little Gorilla a stick-thing that smells of strawberries for being brave. He loves it—but then he leaves it on the bus on the way home! Little Gorilla is distraught—but his mom takes him back to the doctor for another stick thing. His mom really does look after him so much.
Mouse has built a lovely new house. But as he stands outside to survey his handiwork, he notices one window is a little crooked. His friend Bear offers to straighten it. Except, in the process...he pulls it off the wall. Fortunately, Squirrel passes by and offers to fix it. Except, in the process...he breaks the pipework and causes a flood. And so it goes on until Mouse's house completely collapses under the weight of all this help. Mouse's house is ruined! What will he do now?