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Doodleday Hardcover – 8 Mar 2011


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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Gullane Children's Books (8 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862338167
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862338166
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 0.9 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,545,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Blessed at birth with fourteen fingers, a career in Illustration seemed obvious. Born and raised in Scotland, Ross studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and on graduating won the MacMillan Children's Book Award for his first book The Sea Hole. His following book Supposing, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and won the Scottish Arts Council Award. Ross now has over a hundred titles to his name including Busy Night, which won the White Raven Award, Alvie Eats Soup which gained an Oppenhiem Award, Billy Monster's Daymare which won the Royal Mail Book Award and Dear Vampa which won the Scottish Children's Book Award. Ross' book The Elephantom was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has now been staged at London's Royal National Theatre by the creative team behind 'WarHorse'. Ross now divides his time between writing and illustrating children's books and working on character development for animation houses such as Laika (Coraline) and Disney. In his private time Ross enjoys precariously swinging backwards on chairs.

'There isn't an illustrator in Britain who uses a more intelligent visual storytelling language' TES

'This wonderful story is worthy of the late great Roald Dahl himself' MUMSNET on the Elephantom

'I realy enjoyed this story because it was realy humeras and the animals at the little girls granny house they had a lot of detale. My favourite part was when the elephantom pooed in the little girls room.' HARRY

Visit Ross at www.rosscollins.net

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'A nifty heir to Harold and the Purple Crayon' (KIRKUS REVIEWS) --Kirkus Reviews

'A movie-blockbuster level of entertaining disaster' (BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS) --Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books

'Colins's narration is stylish and [his] illustrative gifts are never in doubt' (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY) --Publishers Weekly

'A movie-blockbuster level of entertaining disaster' (BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS) --Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books

'Colins's narration is stylish and [his] illustrative gifts are never in doubt' (PUBLISHERS WEEKLY) --Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Ross Collins is an award-winning author/illustrator. He won the Macmillan Prize for his first book The Sea Hole and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2007. Doodleday is his first title for Gullane Children's Books. He lives in Glasgow. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Fiona Grant on 5 Mar 2013
Format: Paperback
We borrowed this funny & entertaining book from our local library & my little boy (almost 3 & likes drawing) loves it so much it's gone on his wishlist. Would definitely recommend.
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The Art of Doodling 10 Mar 2011
By Heidi Grange - Published on Amazon.com
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I found this book to be delightful tribute to the world of imagining. Harvey's mother warns him before she leaves for the store that he mustn't do any doodling while she is gone, because it is Doodleday. Harvey does not understand why this is the case so he picks up his colored pencils and starts doodling, first a fly that to his shock raids the refrigerator. Harvey quickly draws a spider to get rid of the fly, unfortunately the spider is more interested in his father. To get rid of the spider, he draws a bird, which proceeds to rip out their fence. I'll let you discover the last creature he draws in his desperate bid to fix the devastation being wrought. Hint: look closer at the cover. Finally, he gets help from the only creature tougher than any drawing: MOTHER.

I love the humor of this book, any child can relate to getting themselves into situations that require help to get out of. The book is a fun reminder that while visiting other places is great and fun and intriguing, sometimes there is not better place to be than home. The use of what I assume is crayon to contrast the drawings with the rest of the illustration is inspired fun, perfect for reading curled up in bed or as a read aloud with a class full of children. Sure to be a hit.
Adorable 20 May 2014
By Robyn Mahoney - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My son is 2 1/2 and thinks this book is hilarious... I recommend. It is witty creative and full of adventure.
Five Stars 2 Dec 2014
By Julie C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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