/ Key title Best-selling author Ian Whybrow and acclaimed illustrator Paul Howard join forces to create a magical picture book about every child's dream -- to step into an imaginary, miniature world. ./ Both Ian Whybrow and Paul Howard have won awards for their children's picture books. / Ian Whybrow is best known for his books about Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs, which is now an animated television series. / Ian Whybrow's latest picture book for HarperCollins, Tim, Ted and the Pirates, has already sold more then 12,000 copies since publication in July 06 / Ian Whybrow's Little Wolf series has sold more than 750k copies and has been translated into 12 different languages. The first story was made into an animated feature film, shown on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve 2002 and 2003. / Paul Howard is a distinguished illustrator, who has been paired with many well-known authors including Allan Ahlberg and Martin Waddell. / Competition: George Shrinks
Until August 2000, Ian Whybrow was a teacher and Head of Sixth Form at the John Lyon School in Harrow. Now a full-time author, he specialises in humorous writing. His wife, Anne, is a teacher and one of his daughters is Lucy Whybrow, the actress. Paul Howard lives in Belfast with his wife and three young children.
Praise for Tim. Ted and the Pirates: 'A witty and wholly satisfying fantasy that rattles along at a great pace.' The Guardian Praise for Ian Whybrow's Little Wolf series: 'A howlingly funny book for all the family to get their teeth into.' Young Telegraph 'Ian Whybrow's Little Wolf novels have acquired a cult status in our house and anyone who doesn't know them has a treat in store' Daily Mail 'Little Wolf ranks among the most engaging animal characters in modern children's writing.' She 'Hugely entertaining and emphasising the fun of shared reading, it guarantees parental enjoyment.' Bookseller