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Jonny Duddle - Author

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Books by Jonny Duddle

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.

Gurmorosaurus

Gurmorosaurus

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2016

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 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 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 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.

The Pirate-Cruncher (Sound Book)

The Pirate-Cruncher (Sound Book)

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

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!

Gigantosaurus

Gigantosaurus

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

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.

King of Space Activity Book

King of Space Activity Book

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2014

The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon

The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Ahoy there shipmates! Climb aboard with a new fiction series from Jonny Duddle featuring the crew from The Pirates Next Door. Join Jim Lad and Matilda as they sail the seven seas (and the coast of Dull-on-Sea) in search of adventure and pirate loot. Every full moon, a mysterious ship is seen off the coast of Dull-on-Sea. Then, the day after, gold and jewellery are missing from the homes, shops and museums of the town. Matilda needs the Jolley-Rogers' help to investigate. Can Matilda and Jim Lad retrieve the stolen booty from the mysterious ship before the moon fades? Or will they end up stuck on board with ghostly pirates until the next full moon?

Gigantosaurus

Gigantosaurus

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2014

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.

The Pirates Next Door - Sound Book

The Pirates Next Door - Sound Book

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Join pirate family the Jolley-Rogers as they move to Dull-on-Sea and get neighbourhood tongues wagging in Jonny Duddle's award-winning tale. Sound buttons and page-prompts mean even the youngest readers can make a pirate cheer or help Nugget (the youngest member of the family) fire her cannon!

The King of Space

The King of Space

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Rex looks like an average 6 year old, living on his parents' moog farm and going to mini galactic citizen school, but he's going to be King of Space! With the help of unsuspecting friends, Rex creates an army of warbots with dung-blasters and begins his conquest of the known worlds. But when he goes too far, only one person can save him from the wrath of the Galactic Alliance - his tough-talking mum!

The King of Space

The King of Space

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Rex looks like an average 6 year old, living on his parents' moog farm and going to mini galactic citizen school, but he's going to be King of Space! With the help of unsuspecting friends, Rex creates an army of warbots with dung-blasters and begins his conquest of the known worlds. But when he goes too far, only one person can save him from the wrath of the Galactic Alliance - his tough-talking mum!

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Activity Book

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Activity Book

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Bursting with crosswords, spot-the-difference, mazes and much, much more, this pirate-packed activity book also contains over 80 stickers to play with in the book, or to use to decorate things. With characters from Jonny Duddle's massively popular pirate picture books, The Pirate-Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door (the no. 1 bestseller that won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize), this is sure to be a hit too.

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring Book

Jonny Duddle's Pirates Colouring Book

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2013

Bursting with pirates, ships and monsters to colour in, plus over 40 stickers and some special scenes - either add stickers to recreate a favourite scene from the books or make up something wacky and new! Features characters from Jonny Duddle's massively popular pirate picture books, The Pirate-Cruncher and The Pirates Next Door, this is sure to be a hit with landlubbers and pirates too.

The Pirates Next Door Book & CD

The Pirates Next Door Book & CD

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2012

Read along with author Jonny Duddle in this audio CD edition. The Jolley-Rogers family are moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix their ship, this pirate family get the whole town gossiping. Ignoring the grown-ups' disapproval, Matilda from next door becomes friends with the youngest pirate son. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town finds they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens (revealed in a stunning double-gatefold). Matilda feels sad until she discovers her own treasure - a very special pen friend.

The Pirates Next Door

The Pirates Next Door

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Pirate family the Jolley-Rogers move to a quiet seaside town in this award-winning best-seller by Jonny Duddle. Stopping to fix their ship, this unusual family get the whole neighbourhood spreading rumours about their wild behaviour. Only Matilda, the girl next door, thinks that they are ok. When the family sail away, the town discovers they were wrong to assume the worst - sometimes a rough exterior hides buried treasure, literally!

The Pirates Next Door

The Pirates Next Door

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Meet the Jolley-Rogers - a pirate family who're moving to Dull-on-Sea, a quiet seaside town. Stopping to fix up their ship, this unusual family get the whole neighbourhood spreading rumours. Defying the grown-ups, Matilda from next door decides to become friends with the youngest pirate son. When the Jolley-Rogers leave, the town discovers they were wrong to assume the worst - the pirate clan have buried treasure in everyone's gardens (shown in a stunning double-gatefold). Matilda feels sad until she discovers her own treasure - an incredibly exciting new pen friend.

The Pirate Cruncher

The Pirate Cruncher

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2011

An old pirate tells a tavern full of salty sea dogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. Once they've set sail for the mysterious island, he tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher. Eventually their greed overcomes their fear and, when they arrive on the island a hilarious fold-down flap shows that the island itself is the Pirate-Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole motley crew! Jonny Duddle worked as a concept artist on the Pirates of the Carribbean computer game,which inspired him to create The Pirate Cruncher for Templar. Now available in paperback with an Audio CD A highly successful computer games illustrator, Jonny's work is visually appealing. Hilarious surprise ending with fold-down flap to reveal the monster

The Pirate Cruncher

The Pirate Cruncher

Author: Jonny Duddle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

An old pirate tells a tavern full of salty sea dogs about an island bursting with hidden treasure. Once they've set sail for the mysterious island, he tells them it is guarded by the terrible Pirate-Cruncher. Eventually their greed overcomes their fear and, when they arrive on the island a hilarious fold-down flap shows that the island itself is the Pirate-Cruncher, who promptly swallows the whole motley crew! Jonny Duddle worked as a concept artist on the Pirates of the Carribbean computer game,which inspired him to create The Pirate Cruncher for Templar.