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Jane Simmons - Author

About the Author

Jane Simmons has tried her hand at landscape gardening, futon making, teaching basket weaving and soft toy making but claims the only thing that has held her interest was the idea of writing and illustrating children's books.

As a mature student, Jane studied illustration under Martin Salisbury at Anglia University, Cambridge. During her course, her talent was recognised with several awards including the Association of Illustrators Images 20 Student Prize in 1995.
 
Having travelled extensively with her family and living in a whole range of unusual homes, it is no surprise that her current home is hardly conventional. Jane, and her menagerie of rescued pets, live on an ex-fishing boat, aptly named 'Prosperity'. Along with her husband, Neil, she is currently travelling the waterways of France and heading for the sunnier climes of the Mediterranean.
 
The view from the wheelhouse of 'Prosperity' is the inspiration for Jane's books and while Daisy, gets into all sorts of trouble on the river, Ebb and Flo live on a boat very similar to Jane's and have their adventures by the sea.

Jane and Neil share 'Prosperity' with Gertie and Bertie the lovebirds, dogs called Daisy and Pip and Doris the cat.

Featured books by Jane Simmons

Other books by Jane Simmons

CBT for Beginners

CBT for Beginners

Author: Jane Simmons, Rachel Griffiths Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

This book provides the ideal starting point for trainees and practitioners needing a no-nonsense, clear guide to the basics of CBT. It will equip them with the knowledge and know-how, covering all the main theory and competencies to help them practice CBT effectively and confidently. Focusing on case formulation, the authors show readers how to build a 'picture' of each client, using their case history to inform interventions. Features such as exercises, case dialogues, summary boxes, and further reading lists help to enhance and cement learning. This third edition includes updated references, further reading and exercises, and new content on: * The difficulties and drawbacks of CBT * The differences between formal CBT and informal CBT * The therapeutic relationship * Further discussion of specific formulations * Compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.

CBT for Beginners

CBT for Beginners

Author: Jane Simmons, Rachel Griffiths Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

This book provides the ideal starting point for trainees and practitioners needing a no-nonsense, clear guide to the basics of CBT. It will equip them with the knowledge and know-how, covering all the main theory and competencies to help them practice CBT effectively and confidently. Focusing on case formulation, the authors show readers how to build a 'picture' of each client, using their case history to inform interventions. Features such as exercises, case dialogues, summary boxes, and further reading lists help to enhance and cement learning. This third edition includes updated references, further reading and exercises, and new content on: * The difficulties and drawbacks of CBT * The differences between formal CBT and informal CBT * The therapeutic relationship * Further discussion of specific formulations * Compassionate interventions with negative thoughts.

Fulla, the Small Elephant Level 8

Fulla, the Small Elephant Level 8

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 8 books are becoming more complex, although still strongly patterned but to a lesser extent than level 7. Although the focus remains on vowelling to aid the flow of reading with verbal sentences of up to 8-10 words, level 8 books have more events and episodes, fewer repeated patterns, and more complex vocabulary. Non-fiction titles use non-fiction tools - including signs, labels, captions and diagrams - where necessary. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends. Fulla the baby elephant doesn't like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Faris the mouse, though, Fulla realises that it's not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children's book author Jane Simmons. Children can recap things in the story that Fulla was scared of using the story map on pages 14-15.

It's Great To Be Small! Band 04/Blue

It's Great To Be Small! Band 04/Blue

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

Ebba the baby elephant doesn't like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, Ebba realises that it's not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children's book author Jane Simmons. * Ebba the baby elephant doesn't like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, Ebba realises that it's not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children's book author Jane Simmons. * Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. * Children can recap things in the story that Ebba was scared of using the story map on pages 14-15. * Text type: A story with a familiar setting * Curriculum links: Citizenship: Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Lily Gets Lost

Lily Gets Lost

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

Curious Lily meets all the farm animals but discovers that she's happiest with her mamma, in this gentle and reassuring story by the creator of the bestselling Daisy series.

Ebb And Flo And Their New Friend

Ebb And Flo And Their New Friend

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2005

One day, Ebb and Flo find a bird sitting in the boat - in Ebb's favourite spot! Flo thinks it's fun to have a new friend, but Ebb is not so sure . . . A glorious seaside tale from the creator of the bestselling, award-winning Daisy books.

Ebb And Flo And The Greedy Gulls

Ebb And Flo And The Greedy Gulls

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2005

When some greedy gulls eat the picnic, it's poor Ebb who gets the blame - so she goes off in a sulk. But when a storm blows in and it's time to go home, Ebb is nowhere to be seen . . . A dramatic but reassuring tale from the creator of the bestselling, award-winning Daisy books.

Daisy: Come On, Daisy!

Daisy: Come On, Daisy!

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2004

Mamma Duck tells Daisy to stay close, but Daisy thinks that chasing dragonflies and bouncing on lilypads looks much more fun . . . This warm and comforting story, starring Daisy the duck, has been delighting children for over 15 years.

Ebb & Flo and the New Friend

Ebb & Flo and the New Friend

Author: Jane Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2002