|Series:||Tilly and Friends|
From inspired picture-book creator Polly Dunbar, this televised series follows the escapades of Tilly and her friends. Tilly and her friends are camping out in the garden when Tiptoe spots a lone blue star twinkling in the sky. Tiptoe twinkles back at him - but the star won't come down, and even Pru's high heels don't make Tiptoe tall enough to go up. It looks as though the blue star is going to be stuck without a playmate - until Tilly checks in her Space book and discovers that the little blue star might already have some friends of his own...Tilly and Friends is currently airing on Cbeebies, with 52 episodes in the series. Utterly charming artwork, delicious palette, gentle humour and winsome characters have deservedly made this a series of winners. It comes from the bestselling author and illustrator of Penguin (9781844280650) which was the winner of the 0-5 Nestle Silver Award 2007 and the 2007 Booktrust Early Years Award in the pre-school category.
Polly Dunbar is a major star in the picture-book firmament. She is the author-illustrator of Penguin, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her best-selling book Penguin has won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Years Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly has been made into an animated series, Tilly and Friends, airing on CBeebies. Polly lives in Brighton, Sussex