My books
Here is a selection of some of my books. To see these, and all of my other books with descriptions, please click on either of the links below.
I write all the words in my books, but I don’t create the pictures. These are the works of many amazingly fabulous and talented illustrators. Without them my words wouldn’t come to life!
Aliens Love Panta Claus Claire Freedman/Ben Cort THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS BOOK FOR ALL THREE YEAR OLDS, FOUR YEAR OLDS, FIVE YEAR OLDS AND SIX YEAR OLDS WHO WANT TO LAUGH THEIR FESTIVE PANTS OFF! PART OF THE BESTSELLING ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS SERIES The aliens are excited, As tomorrow's Christmas day, So instead of stealing underpants, They're giving them away! Yes, it's true! Everyone's favourite aliens are FULL of the festive spirit and so they are giving away their beloved underpants - shock, horror! Join them as they help out in Santa's busy workshop, put neon pants on Rudolph and tie knickers up in the place of stockings. But remember to hold on to your pants - this special pants giveaway is for one day only. Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas! From the bestselling Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, comes a fantastically funny rhyming Christmas picture book, PERFECT for children everywhere. Part of the bestselling ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series. Toppsta
Oliver and Patch Claire Freedman, illustrations by Kate Hindley Oliver is finding the big city a lonely and scary place but when he finds a little lost dog he makes his first friend in the city. The trouble is, he knows that somewhere out there someone is missing the little dog just as much as he is loving having him, So, with a heavy heart, Oliver sets about doing the right thing. "Anyone, really, would enjoy this lovely friendship story." The Bookbag "Kate Hindley's absolutely gorgeous illustrations take kids on a whimsical adventure" Kids' Book Review A beautifully told story with a lovely, uplifting ending that will warm hearts everywhere. Toppsta
Superkid! Claire Freedman, Sarah McIntyre (illustrator) Never fear, Superkid is here! Author of Aliens Love Underpants Claire Freedman has teamed up with illustrator Sarah McIntyre to create this lively story about incredible super hero Superkid. When his X-ray eyes spot someone in trouble, Superkid is always ready to save the other children from all kinds of horrors - from playground bullies to grandma's broccoli - or most terrifying of all, having to tidy up their bedrooms! Freedman's fun rhyming text works beautifully in tandem with McIntyre's bold, brightly-coloured illustrations, creating a picture book that is certain to be attractive to young readers. Be sure to watch out for Superkid's trusty sidekick Super Hamster: he is never mentioned in the text but pops up on every page, and even appears as the star of his own comic strip. It's exactly this sort of fun creative attention to detail that makes this book such a delight: look for a recurring alien, a flying ketchup bottle, and on the final pages, the writer and illustrator team themselves, transformed by McIntyre into their own superhero characters. Booktrust
I Love You, Baby Claire Freedman, Judi Abbot This celebration of the love a parent has for their child is perfect for cuddles, as all sorts of baby animals learn that they will always be loved - no matter what. Book Trust
How to Nab a Rabbit Claire Freedman, Monika Filipina (Illustrations) A laugh-out-loud book from bestselling author Claire Freedman, illustrated by the brilliant Monika Filipina For hungry wolves, this book is a winner, It shows you how to catch your dinner. Love bunny pie and rabbit stew? They’ll soon become your dream come true. Full of foolproof tips, written by the Big Bad Wolf himself, this book is an essential guide for anyone looking to nab a rabbit. But make sure you keep an eye out for bears, springs with too much hop, and, of course, your own traps... Goodreads
Dilly Duckling Claire Freedman, Author, Jane Chapman, Illustrator Dilly is in a dither because one of her downy yellow feathers has fallen out and blown away. "Stop that feather!" she quacks. "Come back!" Spike, a roly-poly hedgehog, offers to spear it, and Nibble, a pink-eared mouse, offers to grab it, but the wind keeps blowing Dilly's feather further out of reach. Freedman's (Hushabye Lily ) concise, comically urgent text should resonate with any child who knows how high the stakes feel when something dear is lost ("Careful... It's a very important feather!" Dilly whispers as Nibble gingerly reaches for it while balancing on a cornstalk). Chapman's (Bear Snores On ) sunny acrylics have a verve and immediacy that bring to life both the windy day and the anxieties of Dilly and her friends. When Nibble sneezes and misses her chance to grab the feather, the swirling breeze, the mouse's death-like grip on the fragile cornstalk and the horrified expressions of the duck and hedgehog transform the spread into an emotional and visual maelstrom that's at once funny and poignant. But all's well that ends well, as Dilly's mother informs her that molting is natural. "I don't need [that feather] anymore, do I?" Dilly observes happily. "I'll grow another one!" Here's hoping Freedman and Chapman produce another one, too. Ages 3-6 Publisher’s Weekly
Snuggle up Sleepy Ones Claire Freedman, Illustrations Tina Macnaughton A wonderful bedtime book! My daughter loved having this book read to her as a baby, now at 2 years old she still enjoys it, as does her baby brother. The illustrations are soft and soothing pastel watercolors, and the the text is clever and rhyming for a smooth and easy read. This book is such a favorite and read so much, I don't even need to look at the text anymore to read this book to my little ones. Goodreads contributor
On this Special Night Claire Freedman, Simon Mendez (Illustrations) This tender telling of the Nativity story focuses on a striped tabby cat named Little Kitten, who is first seen curled up next to its orange mother in a barn. After a donkey, lamb, mice and calf stop by en route to a special event, Little Kitten and its mother follow, peering from the roof at a softly glowing stable. All of the animals gather around to witness the baby “sleeping soundly in the sweet, soft hay.” The baby is never explicitly named or seen, but readers will relish Freedman's serene prose and Mendez's light-infused, realistic renderings. Ages 4–8. Publisher’s Weekly
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Claire Freedman
children’s author
A FEW OF MY BOOK REVIEWS
Illustration © Jane Massey from our book Florence Frizzball
Cuddle Bear Claire Freedman, illustrations Gavin Scott Do you need cuddles, cheer up hugs Or snuggle times to share? Then Cuddle Bear is made for you - A hug-you-happy Bear! From Claire Freedman (author of Aliens Love Underpants) comes Cuddle Bear - an unforgettable hero who loves to cuddle everyone! A gorgeous story that's beautifully illustrated, this delightful picture book is perfect for snuggling up with together at bedtime. Also available Cuddle Bear’s Book of Hugs. Book Trust
My Books
Aliens Love Panta Claus  Claire Freedman/Ben Cort  THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS BOOK FOR ALL THREE YEAR OLDS, FOUR YEAR OLDS, FIVE YEAR OLDS AND SIX YEAR OLDS WHO WANT TO LAUGH THEIR FESTIVE PANTS OFF!  PART OF THE BESTSELLING ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS SERIES   The aliens are excited, As tomorrow's Christmas day, So instead of stealing underpants, They're giving them away!  Yes, it's true! Everyone's favourite aliens are FULL of the festive spirit and so they are giving away their beloved underpants - shock, horror! Join them as they help out in Santa's busy workshop, put neon pants on Rudolph and tie knickers up in the place of stockings. But remember to hold on to your pants - this special pants giveaway is for one day only. Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas!  From the bestselling Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, comes a fantastically funny rhyming Christmas picture book, PERFECT for children everywhere. Part of the bestselling ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series. Toppsta
Oliver and Patch Claire Freedman, illustrations by Kate Hindley Oliver is finding the big city a lonely and scary place but when he finds a little lost dog he makes his first friend in the city. The trouble is, he knows that somewhere out there someone is missing the little dog just as much as he is loving having him, So, with a heavy heart, Oliver sets about doing the right thing. "Anyone, really, would enjoy this lovely friendship story." The Bookbag "Kate Hindley's absolutely gorgeous illustrations take kids on a whimsical adventure" Kids' Book Review A beautifully told story with a lovely, uplifting ending that will warm hearts everywhere. Toppsta
Superkid! Claire Freedman, Sarah McIntyre (illustrator) Never fear, Superkid is here! Author of Aliens Love Underpants Claire Freedman has teamed up with illustrator Sarah McIntyre to create this lively story about incredible super hero Superkid. When his X-ray eyes spot someone in trouble, Superkid is always ready to save the other children from all kinds of horrors - from playground bullies to grandma's broccoli - or most terrifying of all, having to tidy up their bedrooms! Freedman's fun rhyming text works beautifully in tandem with McIntyre's bold, brightly-coloured illustrations, creating a picture book that is certain to be attractive to young readers. Be sure to watch out for Superkid's trusty sidekick Super Hamster: he is never mentioned in the text but pops up on every page, and even appears as the star of his own comic strip. It's exactly this sort of fun creative attention to detail that makes this book such a delight: look for a recurring alien, a flying ketchup bottle, and on the final pages, the writer and illustrator team themselves, transformed by McIntyre into their own superhero characters. Booktrust
I Love You, Baby Claire Freedman, Judi Abbot This celebration of the love a parent has for their child is perfect for cuddles, as all sorts of baby animals learn that they will always be loved - no matter what. Book Trust
How to Nab a Rabbit                 Claire Freedman, Monika Filipina (Illustrations)  A laugh-out-loud book from bestselling author Claire Freedman, illustrated by the brilliant Monika Filipina  For hungry wolves, this book is a winner,  It shows you how to catch your dinner.  Love bunny pie and rabbit stew? They’ll soon become your dream come true.  Full of foolproof tips, written by the Big Bad Wolf himself, this book is an essential guide for anyone looking to nab a rabbit. But make sure you keep an eye out for bears, springs with too much hop, and, of course, your own traps... Goodreads
Dilly Duckling Claire Freedman, Author, Jane Chapman, Illustrator Dilly is in a dither because one of her downy yellow feathers has fallen out and blown away. "Stop that feather!" she quacks. "Come back!" Spike, a roly-poly hedgehog, offers to spear it, and Nibble, a pink-eared mouse, offers to grab it, but the wind keeps blowing Dilly's feather further out of reach. Freedman's (Hushabye Lily ) concise, comically urgent text should resonate with any child who knows how high the stakes feel when something dear is lost ("Careful... It's a very important feather!" Dilly whispers as Nibble gingerly reaches for it while balancing on a cornstalk). Chapman's (Bear Snores On ) sunny acrylics have a verve and immediacy that bring to life both the windy day and the anxieties of Dilly and her friends. When Nibble sneezes and misses her chance to grab the feather, the swirling breeze, the mouse's death-like grip on the fragile cornstalk and the horrified expressions of the duck and hedgehog transform the spread into an emotional and visual maelstrom that's at once funny and poignant. But all's well that ends well, as Dilly's mother informs her that molting is natural. "I don't need [that feather] anymore, do I?" Dilly observes happily. "I'll grow another one!" Here's hoping Freedman and Chapman produce another one, too. Ages 3-6 Publisher’s Weekly
Snuggle up Sleepy Ones Claire Freedman, Illustrations Tina Macnaughton A wonderful bedtime book! My daughter loved having this book read to her as a baby, now at 2 years old she still enjoys it, as does her baby brother. The illustrations are soft and soothing pastel watercolors, and the the text is clever and rhyming for a smooth and easy read. This book is such a favorite and read so much, I don't even need to look at the text anymore to read this book to my little ones. Goodreads contributor
On this Special Night Claire Freedman, Simon Mendez (Illustrations) This tender telling of the Nativity story focuses on a striped tabby cat named Little Kitten, who is first seen curled up next to its orange mother in a barn. After a donkey, lamb, mice and calf stop by en route to a special event, Little Kitten and its mother follow, peering from the roof at a softly glowing stable. All of the animals gather around to witness the baby “sleeping soundly in the sweet, soft hay.” The baby is never explicitly named or seen, but readers will relish Freedman's serene prose and Mendez's light-infused, realistic renderings. Ages 4–8. Publisher’s Weekly
A FEW OF MY BOOK REVIEWS
I write all the words in my books, but I don’t create the pictures. These are the works of many amazingly fabulous and talented illustrators. Without them my words wouldn’t come to life!
Here is a selection of some of my books. To see these, and all of my other books with descriptions, please click on either of the links below.
Cuddle Bear Claire Freedman, illustrations Gavin Scott Do you need cuddles, cheer up hugs Or snuggle times to share? Then Cuddle Bear is made for you - A hug-you-happy Bear! From Claire Freedman (author of Aliens Love Underpants) comes Cuddle Bear - an unforgettable hero who loves to cuddle everyone! A gorgeous story that's beautifully illustrated, this delightful picture book is perfect for snuggling up with together at bedtime. Also available Cuddle Bear’s Book of Hugs. Book Trust
Illustration © Jane Massey from our book Florence Frizzball
© CLAIRE FREEDMAN 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
rjkdesign@2021