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Ian Whybrow

Before he took up writing full time, Ian Whybrow spent most of his working life in education, mostly as Head of English and Drama and later as Head of a Sixth Form at well know school for boys.

With the publication by The Bodley Head of the first of The Sniff Stories in 1989, he received rave reviews. Andrew Davies announced in The Times that ‘a major talent has arrived’ and his career took off.

One of a very small number of children’s writers to have topped the best-seller lists, Ian has written over 60 children's books and is published in 21 languages in 24 countries. He has also been widely published as a poet.

Best known for his whacky and original humour, he is a fine observer of children’s language and behaviour and always writes with adult readers as well as youngsters in mind. He has a brilliant ear for voices and takes pride in the fact that his work reads aloud very well. ‘I loved being read to as a child,’ he says. ‘And I loved the sense that my mother and father were enjoying themselves too. For me, that's the acid test for any good book -that there's something in it for everyone to enjoy.'

Apart from his wife and daughters, his passions in no particular order are: The Herefordshire Marches - where he retreats to write in an idyllic Victorian villa; digging; running; walking with friends; swimming; cycling (especially in France); the poet Stevie Smith; the theatre; books, films and hedgehogs.

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Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Class Pack of 30

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Class Pack of 30

Effective guided reading starts here!

Author Tony Bradman, Author Michaela Morgan, Author Claire Llewellyn, Author Ian Whybrow, Author John Malam, and Author Jo Tregenza


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978-0-19-830153-0

Pack | 09/01/2014

Price:  £202.80

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Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Mixed Pack of 5

Project X Origins: Turquoise Book Band, Oxford Level 7: Discovery: Mixed Pack of 5

Effective guided reading starts here!

Author Tony Bradman, Author Michaela Morgan, Author Claire Llewellyn, Author Ian Whybrow, Author John Malam, and Author Jo Tregenza


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978-0-19-830152-3

Pack | 09/01/2014

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Wobble Bear Gets Busy

Wobble Bear Gets Busy

Say hello to a bear who just loves to walk!

Author Ian Whybrow and Illustrator: Caroline Jayne Church


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978-0-19-272914-9

Paperback | 07/01/2010

Price:  £5.99

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