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“From every child's first moments walking in the air, to the snot-filled fun of Fungus the Bogeyman, Raymond Briggs has produced some of the most enduring picture book classics of the twentieth century, an acheivement recognised with a 2017 lifetime achievement award from the charity BookTrust for his "outstanding contribution" to children's literature.” - Waterstones



2015       Notes From The Sofa


2007       The Elephant and the Bad Baby


2005       Collected Poetry for Children/Ted Hughes


2004       The Puddleman


2003       The Fungus Big Green Bogey Book: Snot for the Faint-Hearted


2003       Blooming Books


2002       A Bit More Bert


2001       Ivor the Invisible


2001       Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and his Search for Soft Trousers


2001       The Adventures of Bert


2001       The Snowman in Cross Stitch


2001       Ivor


2000       Fattypuffs and Thinifers


1998       Ethel & Ernest


1997       Fatherhood


1995       Father Christmas Games Book


1995       The Snowman: The Original Storybook with Activities for Young Learners of English


1994       The Bear


1994       The Snowman: Things to Touch and Feel, See and Sniff


1993       Father Christmas Having a Wonderful Time


1992       The Man


1992       Father Christmas: The Book of the Film


1991       The Snowman Tell-the-Time Book


1990       The Snowman Storybook


1987       Unlucky Wally


1986       All in a Day


1986       The Snowman: A Pop-up Book with Music


1985       Walking in the Air


1985       Dressing Up


1985       Building the Snowman

1985       The Party


1984       The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman


1983       When the Wind Blows: A Play


1982       When the Wind Blows


1982       Fungus the Bogeyman Plop-up Book


1980       Gentleman Jim


1978       The Snowman


1977       Fungus the Bogeyman


1975       Father Christmas Goes on Holiday


1973       Father Christmas


1973       The Forbidden Forest and Other Stories


1972       Festivals


1972       The Fairy Tale Treasury


1971         Jim and the Beanstalk


1970       The Tale of Three Landlubbers


1966      The Mother Goose Treasury (Hamilton), from Mother Goose —winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal


1964        Fee Fi Fo Fum —a picture book of nursery rhymes

1962        Ring-a-ring o' Roses (Hamish Hamilton), a collection of nursery rhymes—his first book to be published in the U.S.





Awards and honours


The biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award conferred by the International Board on Books for Young People is the highest recognition available to a writer or illustrator of children's books. Briggs was one of two runners-up for the illustration award in 1984.


He has also won several awards for particular works.


1966 Kate Greenaway Medal, for The Mother Goose Treasury

1973 Kate Greenaway Medal, for Father Christmas

1977 Francis Williams Award for Illustration (Victoria and Albert Museum), for Father Christmas

1979 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award (U.S.), for The Snowman

1979 Silver Pen Award (Netherlands)

1982 Children's Rights Workshop Other Award

1982 Francis Williams Award for Illustration, for The Snowman

1992 Kurt Maschler Award, for The Man

1992 Children's Author of the Year, British Book Awards

1998 Illustrated Book of the Year, British Book Awards, for Ethel & Ernest

2012 British Comic Awards Hall of Fame[20]

Fee Fi Fo Fum (1964) and The Snowman (1978) were Commended and Highly Commended runners-up for the Greenaway Medal.[11][a]

Ug was silver runner-up for the 2001 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize.

- Taken From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

When I was a lad at school around 13 years old, our Maths teacher used to call me Wol. At the end of the year as we were moving up a class I plucked up courage to ask why he called me Wol. He told meit was thename of the deslexic owl in Winnie the Pooh. With my Harry Potter glasses he said I looked like the Wise Old Owl in the Winnie the Pooh stories.


Being the vain person I am I took it as a compliment

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