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Sue Hendra Books In Order

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Publication Order of Dave Books

Dave (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dave's Breakfast Blast-Off! (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Double Dave (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of I Spy Island Books

with Paul Linnet

Publication Order of Lift the Flap Books

Publication Order of Pop It In The Pocket Books

Publication Order of Supertato Books

with Paul Linnet
Hap-pea Ever After (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Veggies in the Valley of Doom (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carnival Catastro-Pea! (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books Are Rubbish! (With: Paul Linnet) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supertato Super Squad (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bubbly Troubly (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of the Living Veg (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Supertato Presents Jack and the Beanstalk (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mean Green Time Machine (With: Paul Linnet) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Wanda and the Alien Books

Wanda and the Alien (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanda's Space Party (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanda and the Alien to the Rescue (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wanda and the Alien Go Camping (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

with Paul Linnet
Oliver's Wood (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tie Your Shoes! (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flip and Find: Colours (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scary Party (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's That Colour (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
What's That Shape (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flip and Find: Opposites (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flip and Find: Numbers (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Puzzle Play: On Safari (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
On the Farm (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinosaur Dinner (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chunky Car (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chunky Plane (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chunky Boat (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
My First Big Book of Learning Fun (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Follow my Finger Overground (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Favourite Things: Dogs (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Cat's Favourite Things (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Upsy Down Town (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Mummy's Favourite Things (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Grandpa's Favourite Things (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Daddy's Favourite Things (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mole Digs a Hole (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mole Scores a Goal (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mole Takes a Stroll (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mole Makes a Roll (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tractor (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Digger (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excavator (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dumper Truck (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Mermaid Counting Book (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Busy Day, Busy Night: Rain Forest (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barry the Fish with Fingers (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barry the Fish with Fingers and the Hairy Scary Monster (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keith the Cat with the Magic Hat (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gordon's Great Escape (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lots and Lots of Fun Stuff to Do with Barry and Norman (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Need to Wee! (With: Paul Linnet) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norman the Slug Who Saved Christmas (With: Paul Linnet) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sue Hendra Collection (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Simon Sock (With: Paul Linnet) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Norman's New Shell (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cake (With: Paul Linnet) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowball (With: Paul Linnet) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Count and Play with Barry the Fish with Fingers (With: Paul Linnet) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Pumpkin (With: Paul Linnet) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oh, Christmas Tree! (With: Paul Linnet) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alan the Bear Party Time (With: Paul Linnet) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alan the Bear Bedtime (With: Paul Linnet) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Egg (With: Paul Linnet) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
No-Bot the Robot's New Bottom (With: Paul Linnet) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mad About... Books

Mad About... Sharks (With: Deborah Murrell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Dinosaurs (With: Claire Hawcock) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Ponies (By: Sandy Ransford,Ian Escott) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Bugs (By: Deborah Murrell) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Space (By: Carole Scott) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Castles and Knights (With: Deborah Murrell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Costume and Fashion (With: Deborah Murrell) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Deadly Creatures (With: Anita Ganeri) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad About... Whales and Dolphins (With: Anita Ganeri) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sue Hendra is the creator and author of some of the most popular picture books in the genre.

Her work “Wanda the Alien” has also been adapted into a TV series that has also been very popular on Channel 5 in the United Kingdom.

The author went to Brighton University where she graduated with an art degree in illustration. Immediately after she was done with her degree she was employed by Bloomsbury where she worked for several years.
Over the years, she has also worked for the likes of Macmillan, Oxford University Press, and Walker Books, where she would hone her skills as a writer and illustrator of picture books.

Sue Hendra has now been creating several best-selling and award-winning picture books for more than fifteen years and has now worked on at least 70 titles.

When Hendra met Paul Linnet her husband, he found him to be a person with the same sense of humor and they would begin illustrating and working together.

The two lovebirds currently make their home in Brighton where they live with Wanda their daughter.

When Sue is not busy creating and illustrating picture books. She can be found at the local museum running an art club for children.
Some of her other hobbies include exploring the surrounding countryside, swimming, and eating fish finger sandwiches.

Paul Linnet met Sue Hendra at a time when he was working as an IT professional in 2005.

A friend then had his bike brakes break down and Paul decided he was the best person to take on such a technical challenge.

While he was at a cafe, he saw Sue sitting a few tables over and went over to introduce himself. Since she would not give him her number he decided to leave his card with her.
On her part, she thought if he has been a resident of Brighton for years maybe her friend Ally knew him.

It turned out that it was Ally the friend who had the bike with faulty breaks that was a mutual friend. The man gave Paul a gleaming endorsement and Sue had no choice but to call him back.
On their first date, they found themselves thinking about some bizarre things such as what would happen if you peeled an apple and found an orange inside.

According to Sue, they had a lot of chemistry right from the get-go and they both knew they were destined to be together.

Following their first date, she sent Paul a cartoon illustration of a fish with fingers, and not long after, they began working on “Barry The Fish With Finger,” which would be published in 2009.

While Paul and Sue Hendra shared a love for silliness, their background also meshed which made it possible for them to work together.

Hendra was then working for an illustration agency in Brighton while Paul had graduated with a graphic design degree, even though he worked in music and computing full time.
Once they published their first picture book, they would collaborate on many more works that would be just as successful.

Sue Hendra usually works on the creative illustrator work while Paul Linnet does the technical shapes and spread design before Hendra brings in the texture and color.
While initial works only listed Sue Hendra as the author of the picture books, later editions now include both Paul and Sue as illustrators and authors.

“Supertato” by Sue Hendra begins by declaring that some vegetables by necessity have to always be kept locked in the frozen section of the store so that they will not go bad. But things start going wrong at the grocery store one evening.
It seems someone stuck a carrot down the conveyor belt using bandages, wrapped cucumbers with toilet paper, and drew some silly faces on the broccoli.

They will need someone to take care of all of it and there is no better person for the job than Superpotato.

After he rescues the vegetables that had been in a lot of distress, he proceeds to find a frozen pea that had gone missing and is believed to have escaped.
Unluckily, the frozen pea does not want to go back into the freezer and intends to mash Supertato to prevent any efforts to get him back.

Still, Superpotato is not someone to be messed with and he soon has the pesky pea back in the freezer for the moment.

Sue Hendra pens her picture book with some hilarious, colorful, and bright illustrations. The vegetables particularly come with some comedic expressions making for some dramatic reading.
With words such as “mmmppfff,” “gotcha,” “gasp” and “aargh,” it makes for a hilarious work that can be read by both adults and young children.

Sue Hendra’s “Barry the Fish with Fingers,” tells the story of fish that have grown bored in the sea. They are tired of the boredom as there is nothing to do but swim for hours on end.
But then Barry a fish with fingers comes into the picture and brings much exuberance.

The wide-eyed fish has ten fingers that are stuck on something that resembles jazz hands, which he uses to do all manner of interesting things.

Barry the fish can use his fingers to tickle, type a letter, knit a scarf, play with finger puppets, and warn other fish of danger.

When some strange box falls into the sea, he uses his pointing finger to save the day. Just what is in the large mysterious box? It happens that the box is full of Pirate Jack’s Tasty Fish Sticks.
This means that all the other fish may finally have their own fingers just like Barry. Just like Barry many of the other fishes can now bring exuberance to the sea and make it into a less boring place.
Yet again, Hendra pens a picture book with bold, bright, hilarious text and colorful art that will delight young readers.

Oliver’s Wood by Sue Hendra tells the story of an owl that somehow stayed up long past the hour he should have been asleep.

At the end of the night, he sees the sun which is something he has never seen before.

Oliver wants to tell someone or just anyone about the sun but all his friends including the stripy badgers and spiky hedgehogs happen to be asleep.
There are many animals that are awake but they are not interested in the least. Feeling so lonely, Oliver ultimately falls asleep.

When he is finally awakened in the middle of the night, they are eager to listen to his story and are greatly impressed to hear about the sun.
Sue pens a story full of adjectives that make one think about many things of the night without using the words diurnal or nocturnal.

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