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About Tim Hopgood
Tim Hopgood is an award-winning illustrator and author of books for children including the international best-seller What a Wonderful World, the hugely successful Wow! Said the Owl (recently adapted for the stage by Little Angel Theatre, London), and the award-winning Fabulous Frogs written by Martin Jenkins. His books have been translated into over twenty different languages.
Born and raised in England, Hopgood studied graphic design, specialising in illustration, at Kingston Polytechnic and then established a career as a graphic designer and art director. Recently he has combined his love of music with his love of drawing to produce a series of picture books based on classic songs - What a Wonderful World, Walking in a Winter Wonderland, Moon River, and Singing in the Rain which received a starred Kirkus review and was named a Publishers’ Association Best Book of 2017.
2021 sees the publication of Hopgood’s first own non-fiction title My Big Book of Outdoors, a large format gift book which celebrates the wonder of each season (Walker Books, Candlewick Studio) publishing summer 2021 in the UK and spring 2022 in the US. Also due for publication in the US is Loving Kindness (Henry Holt) written by New York Times best-selling author Deborah Underwood.
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The classic and beloved song is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations by Tim Hopgood.
First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, "What a Wonderful World" has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. Perfect for sharing!
A determined little spider named Walter is trying to make a sturdy web that will stand up to the blustery wind. The webs he makes at first are woven in special shapes--a triangle, a square, a circle--but they are still wibbly-wobbly. Can Walter make a web that is both wonderful and strong?
This simple, vibrant adventure is a lively companion to our two previous Tim Hopgood "first books": Wow! Said the Owl, about colors; and Hooray for Hoppy!, about the five senses.
Frankie and his parents live a quiet life. Frankie's dad reads for hours in silence. His mum sits upstairs with the crossword. But when Frankie decides to learn the trumpet, everything begins to change. Not only can Frankie hear the sounds he makes - he can see and smell them too! And the more he plays, the more infectious his music becomes . . .
A warm and uplifting story about family, noise and colour, featuring stunning artwork that will appeal to all ages.
Here Comes Frankie! was the winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award for Best Emerging Illustrator and was shortlisted for the Hampshire Picture Book Award. This cheerful, funny book from Tim Hopgood, the award-winning author-illustrator of WOW! Said the Owl, is as fresh and original as when it was first published.
The perfect book for any child who is learning a musical instrument or who loves to sing and dance.
From an exciting new picture book pairing – Booktrust award-winning Tim Hopgood, and internationally bestselling David Tazzyman (illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton).
Is there anything that Ping can do better? Find out in this hilarious story of friendship.
When a curious little crab tip-taps out of her rock pool to explore the big blue sea, she discovers a world full of wonderful creatures. But after she's counted everything from one noisy seagull and two sleepy sea lions to nine silent sharks at the bottom of the sea, the little crab soon realizes that her very own rock pool is the most amazing place of all. And so she tip-taps happily home... closely followed by her ten baby crabs.
TIP TAP Went the Crab is an engaging board book about counting from Tim Hopgood, the winner of the Best Emerging Illustrator, Booktrust Early Years Awards.
Elsa wants a dog. Dad says that dogs are noisy, messy and expensive, and that you can't have a dog if you live in a big block of flats. But then Dad hasn't met Rod! Rod may be a dog, but he's very tidy. He likes modern art, bicycle rides and broccoli - and he even remembers to flush the toilet. Perhaps Rod is just too good to be true . . .
A warm and original story about family life and imaginary friends, featuring stunning artwork with a retro charm and added sparkle that will appeal to all ages.
A Dog Called Rod is a fresh and funny book from Tim Hogood, the award-winning author-illustrator, of WOW! Said the Owl.
The perfect book for any child who has ever wanted a pet - and for any parent who has had to say no.
Step into a night-time world with Tim Hopgood, creator of the bestselling WOW! Said the Owl in WOW It's Night-time! The curious little owl is back, and this time she’s ready to discover the wonders of night-time, from the big, bright moon to the bats in the sky and the foxes deep in the forest. But where are all the other owls? When the wind blows the leaves from her tree, you'll soon see . . .
A perfect preschool introduction to the nocturnal world with something to count on every page – all the way from one to ten! A timeless book told with warmth and simplicity, perfect for sharing at bedtime.
Discover more from Tim Hopgood: WOW! Said the Owl, TIP TAP Went the Crab, Hooray for Hoppy and Walter's Wonderful Web
"It's unpOppable!" said the boy, as he stood on his big yellow balloon.
UnpOppable by the award-winning Tim Hopgood, is the magical story of an unpOppable, unstOppable yellow balloon and an extraordinary journey beyond the stars.
But what goes up must come down - and with a big bang!
Is it a hot air balloon? Is it a taxi? No! It's . . . a sofa!
Jessy and Tom love their big blue sofa. They love pretending it's a submarine. They love riding it like an elephant. And most of all, they love bouncing on it. Until one day . . . THUD!
A joyful adventure story about family life and imaginative play, featuring bright, colourful artwork that will appeal to all ages.
Our Big Blue Sofa by Tim Hopgood was the winner of the Cambridgeshire 'Read It Again!' Award and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. This warm and funny book from the award-winning author-illustrator of WOW! Said the Owl is as fresh and original as when it was first published.
The perfect book for any child who has ever bounced on the sofa - and every adult who has ever told them not to!
"What makes the world go round?" "Sausages!"
"What makes the wind blow?" "Sausages!"
"Where does everything come from?" "Sausages!"
Little Answer is desperate to find his question. But there’s a big problem – his answer is “Sausages”! What question could possibly have such a silly answer?
Children will love helping Little Answer to find his question in this wonderfully funny, interactive story.