Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (non-fiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.
Tony Ross has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Xargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver Medal in the Smarties Prize 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010. He lives in Rutland.
Dr Xargle's Book Of Earth Hounds
(Paperback: Re-issue) - 2011
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Synopsis'Good morning, class. Today we are going to learn about Earth Hounds. Earth Hounds have fangs at the front and a waggler at the back. To find out which is which, hold a sausage at both ends.'
Dr Xargle is instructing his class of small fellow aliens on the nature and habits of the earth creatures known to us as dogs.
- Paperback: Re-issue
- Published: 2011
- ISBN: 9781842701706
- Age Range: 0+ years