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David Bedford was born in Devon, in the south-west of England, in 1969.
After school, David went to university and became a scientist. His first job was as a NATO Scholar scientist in America, where he worked on discovering new antibiotics.
David has always loved to read and decided to start writing stories himself. After a while, he left his science job and began writing full time. He has now had over 15 books published, which have been translated into many languages around the world.
From the authorâ€™s that brought to book the hilarious and very successful Bums and Tums comes a funny and affectionate new flip-the-flap book thatâ€™s full of love, warmth and just the right blend of humour.
The Team have achieved everything Harvey had dreamed they would. They've won a silver trophy, medals, league titles, and they hold the Superstars Record. Harvey, though, has been having a new dream. In it, The Team are playing in the World Cup final... and they're winning! Can Harvey's impossible dream be about to come true?
The Team are on a high. They have just won the Superstars Record for the most unbeaten matches. It's one of the oldest records in the league. The problem is, the record is jinxed.
Harvey is having a bad match. It's too hot. The Team can't score. And then when they do, the Ref says it wasn't a goal. Harvey gets so angry he tells the Ref he isn't doing his job properly... Then Harvey gets his first ever Red Card. He has to leave the field. He won't be able to play in next week's Cup Final. And the worst punishment of all is - he has to go to Referee School!
Harvey and Darren only want to play soccer. But their headmistress, Mrs Pinto, has other ideas. She needs two strong lads for her new project: ballet! And she already has leotards with Harvey and Darren's names on them... This is Harvey's most desperate and tense adventure so far.
The Team are competing for the Floodlights Cup! The problem is, Harvey has been spending too much time dreaming up new moves for The Team, and not enough time on his schoolwork. Harvey's teacher is not impressed, and bans Harvey from playing soccer. Can The Team win without him?
The Team are about to play the Best of the Best at Soccer Camp, but if anyone finds out they've brought a robot instead of a responsible grown-up, they'll be sent home immediately. Luckily, Mark 1, the Football Machine, is in disguiseaEURO|
Harvey has spent his entire life savings on a pair of Armadillo Aces - the best soccer bots money can buy. But when Professor Gertie melts them, and rich kid Jackie Spoyle starts trying to buy up The Team, Harvey is desperate. He needs to play. He needs to keep The Team together. He needs boots - Now
Harvey's football team always loses, but Professor Gertie thinks she has the perfect solution - Mark 1, the Football Machine. He has a metal body covered with squidgy skin and he is programmed to win. Will it take a Football Machine to help the team win at last?
The Team are on top! They only need one more point to win the league. But when Darren, the goalkeeper, lets in an easy shot, the rest of The Team are furious. Suddenly they're all arguing - and losing. Will Harvey's brainwave save The Team - or is he being just too silly?
Develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications with new and updated editions from our bestselling series. - Build connections between topics using real-world contexts that develop mathematical modelling skills, thus providing your students with a fuller and more coherent understanding of mathematical concepts. - Develop fluency in problem-solving, proof and modelling with plenty of questions and well-structured exercises. - Overcome misconceptions and develop mathematical insight with annotated worked examples. - Enhance understanding and map your progress with graduated exercises that support you at every stage of your learning.
It's Christmas Eve and Little Bear can't wait for Santa to deliver his presents. Santa will come just as soon as you go to sleep, Mummy Bear says. Little Bear doesn't want to go to sleep. He wants to see Santa! But then he hears a noise downstairs. Could it be . . . Santa? Snuggle up with this beautiful new board book edition of a classic Christmas story from David Bedford (Big Bear Little Bear, Bedtime for Little Bears!) and Tim Warnes (I Love You to the Moon and Back, Hands Off My Honey!). I've Seen Santa! is the ideal festive gift for toddlers who just can't wait for Christmas!
Little Bear longs to be as big and as fast as his mother. In the cold Arctic snow, Mother Bear shows the little bear cub what it's like to be grown up. But after riding on Mother Bear's shoulders and snuggling up for the night, Little Bear realises that he's not quite ready to grow up yet. A gorgeous 15th anniversary edition of this favourite story. With a wonderfully gentle text from David Bedford (I've Seen Santa! and Bedtime for Little Bears) and stunning illustrations from bestselling illustrator Jane Chapman (The Magical Snow Garden, The Very Noisy Night), this beautiful book is perfect for bedtime cuddles.