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Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is an author and illustrator who's created many much loved books for children. She's one of the most popular illustrators currently working in the UK, in a career spanning three decades.

Polly's best-selling picture book Penguin won a number of awards, amongst them the 2007 Nestlé Silver Award, BookTrust Early Years and Red House awards.

Her Tilly and Friends books went on to become an animated BBC TV series, selling around the world.

Polly Dunbar 's picture books as author illustrator also include gems like A Lion is a Lion, Red Red Red, Something Fishy and Flyaway Katie.

And as an illustrator, Polly has illustrated books by Enid Blyton, Michael Morpurgo, Margaret Mahy and a great number more.

Ready For Spaghetti, a book of funny poems by Michael Rosen, comes out in 2022.

After The Hug, their much-loved reversible book, While We Can't Hug - illustrated by Polly and written by Eoin McLaughlin - helped children understand separation from loved ones. On Christmas Day of 2020, with the UK facing Christmas away from family and friends, a reading aired on the BBC. Now a series, the Hedgehog & Friends books have sold 200,000 copies in the UK and been translated into 23 languages.

In a career focused on books for children, Hello, Mum is Polly's first book for adults. Published by Faber in 2021, it grew out of her spot-on Instagram sketches of motherhood. They are very funny indeed. Hello, Mom comes out in the US in 2022.

Polly is also the co-founder of Long Nose Puppets, an award-winning puppet company. They make and tour adaptations of her books across the UK.

Polly Dunbar lives in Waveny Valley in Suffolk with her partner and their two boys, Sonny and Cody.

Home Details Previous Next Polly Dunbar Ready for Spaghetti The Roar, by Eoin McLaughlin & Polly Dunbar Hello Mum, by Polly Dunbar The Longer the Wait the Bigger the Hug Can Bears Ski? Illustrated by Polly Dunbar While We Cant Hug, by Eoin McLaughlin & Polly Dunbar The Hug, by Eoin McLaughlin & Polly Dunbar Owl or Pussycat? by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Polly Dunbar Red Red Red by Polly Dunbar Something Fishy by Polly Dunbar A Lion is a Lion by Polly Dunbar Buster and the Baby illustrated by Polly Dunbar Dog Blue by Polly Dunbar Penguin by Polly Dunbar My Dad's a Birdman, illustrated by Polly Dunbar Shoe Baby, illustrated by Polly Dunbar Hello Tilly by Polly Dunbar Arthur's Dream Boat by Polly Dunbar Flyaway Katie by Polly Dunbar Bubble Trouble, illustrated by Polly Dunbar

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POLLY DUNBAR

Polly Dunbar is an author and illustrator who's created many much loved books for children. She's one of the most popular illustrators currently working in the UK, in a career spanning three decades. Polly's best-selling picture book Penguin won a number of awards, amongst them the 2007 Nestlé Silver Award, BookTrust Early Years and Red House awards. Her Tilly and Friends books went on to become an animated BBC TV series, selling around the world. Polly Dunbar 's picture books as author illustrator also include gems like A Lion is a Lion, Red Red Red, Something Fishy and Flyaway Katie. And as an illustrator, Polly has illustrated books by Enid Blyton, Michael Morpurgo, Margaret Mahy and a great number more. Ready For Spaghetti, a book of funny poems by Michael Rosen, comes out in 2022. After The Hug, their much-loved reversible book, While We Can't Hug - illustrated by Polly and written by Eoin McLaughlin - helped children understand separation from loved ones. On Christmas Day of 2020, with the UK facing Christmas away from family and friends, a reading aired on the BBC. Now a series, the Hedgehog & Friends books have sold 200,000 copies in the UK and been translated into 23 languages. In a career focused on books for children, Hello, Mum is Polly's first book for adults. Published by Faber in 2021, it grew out of her spot-on Instagram sketches of motherhood. They are very funny indeed. Hello, Mom comes out in the US in 2022. Polly is also the co-founder of Long Nose Puppets, an award-winning puppet company. They make and tour adaptations of her books across the UK. Polly Dunbar lives in Waveny Valley in Suffolk with her partner and their two boys, Sonny and Cody.

Polly Dunbar

Ready For Spaghetti

The Roar

Hello, Mum

The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the HUG

Can Bears Ski?

While We Can't Hug

The Hug

Owl or Pussycat?

Red Red Red

Something Fishy

A Lion is a Lion

Buster and the Baby

Dog Blue

Penguin

My Dad's a Birdman

Shoe Baby

Hello Tilly

Arthur's Dream Boat

Flyaway Katie

Bubble Trouble