N – Nick Sharratt

nick sharratNick Sharratt was born in Bexleyheath, Greater London. He is foremost an illustrator whose experience has led to writing his own books. He has worked with such authors as: Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson, and Michael Rosen. Some of his books have also won awards.

He is the author and illustrator of the book ‘Shark in the Park’, which is one of our household favourites. Sadly we’ve grown out of it slightly.  My daughter is about to turn ten and reads things like Diary of the Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinny and Ice Fire by Chris d’Lacey. Still I will cherish the memories of the times we cried “THERE’S A SHARK IN THE PARK!”

List of Works

Nick has illustrated, collaborated and written too many to list on this page but if you want to see a full bibliography click here.

Cardboard books                                                             Lift the Flap Books

Caveman Dave                                                                 Octopus Socktopus

Split page Books                                                              Moo-Cow, Kung-Fu-Cow

The Book of Magical Mix-Ups.

Picture Books                                                                 Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes,

Shark in the Park                                                           Goldilocks

Shark in the Dark                                                           Jack & the Beanstalk

Fancy Dress Farmyard                                                 Three Billy Goats Gruff

I went to the Zoopermarket

Don’t Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly


shark in the parkShark in the Park is about a boy called Timothy Pope who gets a Telescope for his birthday. He goes to the park to see what he can see and to tell you any more would spoil it for you! It is written with a fantastic rhythm and there are lots of actions to do yourself to play along. It’s a really engaging book that captures the imagination and brings out the playful child in you. Highly recommended reading for parents and toddlers to help encourage a love of reading and stories from a young age.



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