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Jonny Duddle - Author

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Books by Jonny Duddle

Gigantosaurus: Try Again, TINY

Gigantosaurus: Try Again, TINY

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Tiny isn't like the other dinosaurs in her triceratops herd - she loves drawing, singing and making friends with everyone she meets. Her big brother tells her that she needs to be more serious, but with the help of her friends, she sets out to show him that having fun can sometimes get you through some of life's stickiest situations! This fun story is a delightful introduction to Gigantosaurus' popular triceratops, and is the perfect picture book for bubbly young readers who can identify with Tiny. Plus, spot Tiny's purple flower hidden on every page.

Monstrous Book Of Monsters

Monstrous Book Of Monsters

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Do you dare delve into the freakishly funny Monstrous Book of Monsters where nothing is as it seems? Dr Thomas Jelly has packed his notebook with nauseating novelties and foul facts to teach readers how to avoid monsters, to spot them in the news or on the street and give us all a peek inside their dangerous (and smelly) world. At the end, readers learn that Dr Jelly has fallen foul of the infamous book monster - the readers themselves will be lucky to escape the same fate.

Gigantosaurus: Rock Out, ROCKY

Gigantosaurus: Rock Out, ROCKY

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Rocky is the FASTEST, STRONGEST, SMARTEST and most HEROIC parasaurolophus in the whole Cretaceous world...or so he thinks! After a series of daring expeditions go a little bit wrong, he learns that he doesn't always have to be the best at everything, and there's a lot he can learn by accepting a little help from his friends. This fun story is a delightful introduction to Gigantosaurus' popular parasaurolophus, and is the perfect picture book for energetic young readers who can identify with Rocky. Plus, spot Rocky's Giganto cards hidden on every page.

Gigantosaurus: The Best Day Ever

Gigantosaurus: The Best Day Ever

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The fifth picture book based on the TV animation of Jonny Duddle's Gigantosaurus. The little dinos are feeling gloomy - it's the shortest day of the year! Tiny promises to cheer everyone up with a big holiday part. But when everything starts to go wrong, she might need a little help from her friends... Watch the episode and read the story, as these delightful dinosaurs play in the snow and try not to disturb the massive Gigantosaurus.

The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

The Jolley-Rogers and the Pirate Piper

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

One morning the townspeople of Dull-on-Sea wake to find that their town is overrun with rats. Big rats, small rats, fierce rats, hungry rats - it is an infestation! Just when everyone is at their wit's end, a nautical stranger who plays the pipe turns up and offers to get rid of the rodent problem - for a fee. Once that rats have gone, the greedy mayor refuses to pay - so the Pirate Piper plays an enchanted tune and leads the children away. It's up to Matilda, Jim and Nugget to save their friends. The fourth title in Jonny Duddle's bestselling Jolley-Rogers fiction series.

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands - a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing - they are certain she cannot be trusted. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad. A scurvy sequel to the bestselling The Pirates Next Door.

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

The Pirates of Scurvy Sands

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

This summer, Matilda is going on holiday with her friends, the Jolley-Rogers. Their destination is the island of Scurvy Sands - a favourite holiday destination for pirates. When Matilda arrives, the swashbuckling residents are not too impressed with her. She has clean teeth, tidy clothes and doesn't smell like she's been at sea for six months without washing - she's definitely no pirate. But when Matilda discovers the secret of the legendary treasure of Scurvy Sands, the pirates decide that maybe some lubbers aren't so bad. A scurvy sequel to the bestselling The Pirates Next Door.

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring & Activity Book

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring & Activity Book

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Packed full of pirate activities and colouring in, ranging from spot the difference to crosswords, with everyone's favourite characters including Captain Purplebeard, Jack, Mathilda and many more. Over 300 stickers to be used in the book, on your lunchbox, wherever you like. Cover flaps have Jonny Duddle's pirate characters that can be popped out, as well as a pull-out scene at the back of the book, allowing for another level of pirate fun. Word count - 1,200.

The Pirate Cruncher

The Pirate Cruncher

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Board book Release Date: 08/09/2016

An old fiddler tells a pirate crew of an island bursting with hidden treasure. But once the motley men have set sail for the mysterious island, he also tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher! Eventually their greed overcomes their fear - when they arrive on the island, a hilarious fold-down flap reveals that the island itself is the Pirate-Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole crew! Now available in sturby board book format.

The Pirates Next Door

The Pirates Next Door

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Board book Release Date: 08/09/2016

Captain Duddle is the undisputed king of pirate picture books and the Jolley Rogers are unleashing merry mayhem on the poor, unsuspecting residents of sleepy seaside town Dull-on-Sea. With belly laughs throughout and lots of funny details to spot on each page, it's an absolute tricorn (that's a pirate hat, don't you know?) triumph. Now available in study board book format.

The Jolley-Rogers and the Monster's Gold

The Jolley-Rogers and the Monster's Gold

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2015

When Matilda discovers a treasure map inside an old bottle, she shows it to the Jolley-Rogers and they all set sail to find the mysterious island. Only to end up in the belly of the dastardly Pirate Cruncher! Can Matilda and the rest of the Jolly-Rogers rescue themselves before it is too late? Or will they end up trapped there forever? Expect adventure, laughs and perhaps an almighty sneeze..

Gigantosaurus Book and Plush

Gigantosaurus Book and Plush

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2015

All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus. So Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout whenever they go into the jungle to play. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead's friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up! Enjoy this hilarious dinosaur adventure with your very own cuddly Bonehead.

The Jonny Duddle Extravaganza

The Jonny Duddle Extravaganza

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/09/2015

The Jonny Duddle Extravaganza

The Jonny Duddle Extravaganza

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2015

The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

The Jolley-Rogers and the Cave of Doom

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

While the Jolley-Rogers are enjoying a day at the beach, little sister Nugget toddles into a cave. When she doesn't come out again, Mum goes in to find her. And, when Mum doesn't return, Dad follows. Jim Lad is suspicious and sends Bones the dog to Dull-on-Sea to find Matilda before he too ventures in to the cave. Jim Lad soon discovers a magical haul of treasure inside the cave has bewitched his family. Will the cave's spooky inhabitant, a sinister sea witch, keep them prisoner forever, or can Matilda and Bones come to the Jolley-Rogers' rescue?

Gigantosaurus

Gigantosaurus

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2015

All young dinosaurs are warned about the scary Gigantosaurus. So Bonehead volunteers to be the dino-kids lookout whenever they go into the jungle to play. Unfortunately, he is the original boy-dinosaur who cried wolf, or in this case, GIGANTOSAURUS! Finally, Bonehead's friends refuse to believe his warnings and the Gigantosaurus really turns up! In a vertical gatefold surprise, it looks like Bonehead has got crunched - but in a hilarious reveal we discover this annoying little dinosaur is safe after all.