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Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781845069872

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Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch!

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Michael Terry

Do you have a brother or sister who’s sometimes a bit of a pest? Ty Tyrannosaurus certainly does. Every time he is creeping up on his dinosaur prey, his little sister Teri gets in the way. Ty gets more and more angry and more and more hungry. But he’s not the only hungry dinosaur around.

Crunch Munch Dinosaur Lunch! was shortlisted for the 2010 Red House Children’s Book Award.

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781845069803

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Charlie’s Superhero Underpants

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Lee Wildish

When Charlie puts on his special underpants and pulls them up tight, he becomes a real superhero. But one windy day when his underpants are drying on the washing line, all of the washing gets blown up into the air and far, far away. Charlie goes travelling around the world to find his superhero pants. He finds lots of animals wearing other items of the family’s clothing, but will he ever find his superhero underpants?

Illustrations by Lee Wildish, including a wonderful full-page picture of a very special creature.

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781848950351

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Grumpy Badger’s Christmas

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Jane Chapman

This is another book with wonderful illustrations of woodland animals by Jane Chapman. Grumpy Badger is rather like Ebenezer Scrooge in the story ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens – he doesn’t like Christmas. Grumpy Badger prefers to go to bed and hibernate all winter. But he gets woken up by three visitors, which makes him more and more grumpy. And then – something happens …

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781845067038

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Fidgety Fish and Friends

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Ruth Galloway

This is a book for younger readers, with some short poems about Fidgety Fish and other creatures under the sea. The illustrations are by Ruth Galloway who has written a lot of stories of her own about Fidgety Fish, Smiley Shark and others. You might think that writing for younger readers is easy, but it’s not. I had to re-write some of the verses over and over again until I was happy with them and the people at Little Tiger Press were happy as well.

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781848952812

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The Bears in the Bed and the Great Big Storm

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Jane Chapman

I wrote this story when the people at Little Tiger Press said there was a chance to work with Jane Chapman, who does wonderful animal illustrations. I tried various stories about bears – bears up a tree, bears eating honey, and gradually decided on bears in a storm. The younger bears are scared of the storm and think they can hear monsters outside. They all crawl into bed with Bear, who reassures them that ‘There’s no such thing as monsters!’. But when there’s a knock at the door, Bear isn’t so sure.

This book is also available with a CD featuring narration by Justin Fletcher (CBeebie’s Mr Tumble) and Sophie Thompson.

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781848956759

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Nobody Laughs at a Lion

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Matt Buckingham

This is another story about the lion family. Pa Lion is boasting that he is king of the jungle because he is the best. Ma Lion asks what exactly he is best at. With everything Pa Lion tries, running, creeping, climbing trees, he finds there is another creature in the jungle who is better, and the animals start to laugh (quietly) at Pa Lion. But not for long!

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781854309006

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Quiet!

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Guy Parker-Rees

Quiet! was the second picture book I had published. Baby Leo lion is fast asleep and Pa Lion says he will eat any creature that makes a noise and wakes Leo up. I tried writing lots of other stories about being asleep or being woken up before finally writing this one. That happens with a lot of my stories – I write lots of not-very-good versions before getting one that I’m happy with. When somebody does finally make a loud, loud noise, will Leo wake up? And who is it making the noise?

Quiet! was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award in 2004 – it didn’t win, but I did get a Blue Peter badge!

Quiet is also available with a CD, narrated by Jamie Theakston and Doon Mackichan.

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781845063702

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I’m Not Going Out There

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Ben Cort

 

 

The boy who appeared in Under the Bed is back, but this time he’s the one under the bed, and he’s hiding. There are plenty of strange and scary things in the house, including witches washing their knickers and a headless ghost eating toast, butwho or what is he hiding from? I’m Not Going Out There! won the Stockport Schools Book Award in 2007.

Publisher:
Little Tiger Press

ISBN-13:
9781854308641

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Under the Bed

Author: Paul Bright
Illustrator: Ben Cort

This was the first picture book I had published, and it’s one of my favourites. I tried lots of different versions of stories about things under the bed – long stories and short stories, and funny stories and scary stories. In the end I wrote this one about all the different bugs and beasts and animals living under the bed, including a not-very brave monster who sucks his thumb, and is scared of …. I wonder what?

Under the Bed was given a Silver Award by Practical Pre-School Magazine in 2003.