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Happy New Year everyone! We are kicking off the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour for 2016 by heading down to Nottingham with the fantastic Scottish author and illustrator Ross Collins.

Competition Time!

To celebrate Ross’ upcoming tour we are giving away a signed and dedicated copy of his hilarious new picture book There’s a Bear on my Chair.

To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the question below:

At the end of There’s a Bear on my Chair which animal does Bear find in his house?

  • A fox
  • A mouse
  • A squid
  • A lion

The closing date is Thursday 28 January. To enter please add your answer as a comment below along with your name and email. View full terms and conditions here.

About Ross Collins

Born and raised in Glasgow, Ross Collins is an award-winning author and illustrator whose hilarious books have won young fans around the world. Ross spends his time writing and illustrating children’s books, walking by Loch Lomond and swinging precariously on chairs. He can also be found scaring small children at book festivals and schools – the Reception and Year 1 children of Nottingham are in for a treat!

Author Fact File

  • As a child Ross liked drawing, the bionic man and swinging backwards on chairs.
  • As well as making picture books Ross has worked on character development for animators like Disney and Laika.
  • Ross’ book The Elephantom was adapted for the stage by the Royal National Theatre.
  • Ross has illustrated over 100 books which are published in more than 20 countries around the world.

On the Bookshelf

There’s a Bear on My Chair

There'a a Bear on my ChairPoor Mouse! A bear has decided to settle in his favourite chair, and that chair just isn’t big enough for them to share. Mouse tried all kinds of tactics to move Bear – from glaring at him and scaring him, to luring him with a pear, but nothing works.

Any little ones (or grown-ups) who have had to deal with a bigger child playing with their favourite toy or sitting in their chair with empathise with Mouse’s increasingly desperate attempts to get Bear out of the chair.

With echoes of Dr Seuss, this joyously illustrated picture book by a multi-award-winning talent is perfect for sharing and guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

The Elephantom

The ElephantomThe Elephantom tells the story of a little girl who finds that being haunted by an Elephant is not nearly as much fun as she had hoped. The bothersome phantom rides up and down the stairs at night on a scooter, eats all her peanut butter and has his friends over for rowdy parties. Her parents are no help but luckily Granny has the perfect solution. . .

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