Richard Merritt - Hachette Children's Group

Richard Merritt



Born and bred in North London, award winning artist Richard Merritt has been an illustrator for over 12 years after graduating from Central Saint Martin's college of Art and Kingston University.
Richard has worked with many publishing houses, magazines, design groups, advertising agencies and more, on a wide variety of projects, from children's books to packaging, editorial art to costume illustration for film. He recently worked on the Steven Spielberg adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic story, The BFG and has been at the forefront of the adult colouring book trend that has gained popularity across the world.

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Potty Superstar

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt

Ella likes running and climbing and jumping - but she does not like her nappy! It's time to learn how to be a potty superstar.Join Ella on her journey to becoming a potty superstar and learn all about potties, washing hands and accidents. Soon, you'll have a potty superstar of your own!Toddler Triumphs will reassure, encourage and celebrate the successes (and sometimes accidents!) of toddlers learning to use the potty. Tabbed pages encourage toddlers to turn the pages themselves, and the funny text and bright art will have little ones coming back to the book over and over again.

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Potty Superstar

Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Fiona Munro, Richard Merritt
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Mermicorns

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

What do you get if you cross a mermaid with a unicorn? A MERMICORN! Create crazy combinations as you flip the flaps.Mix and match mermaids and unicorns to make lots of new flip flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as hoofs, horns and tails get all mixed up in this rainbow book of new mermicorn friends. With over 72 possible combinations and silly names to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip flap fun.

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Ronne Randall, Richard Merritt

The three billy goats Gruff have their eyes on the delicious-looking grass on the other side of the bridge. The only problem is that there is a big, scary troll who lives under the bridge and threatens to eat any wayward goats trying to cross it. Follow the goats as they bravely strike out for the greener grass!It's never too early to introduce children to the magic and wonder of classic tales. Familiar characters are brought to life at each turn of the page with spellbinding artwork and lyrical writing. A visual glossary at the beginning introduces new vocabulary and promotes understanding. A lively activity at the end invites discussion and will make even the very youngest children want to return to these story books again and again. Fairy tales and classic stories are a vital introduction to the basics of storytelling like setting, characters and plot. They boost a child's imagination and also teach valuable life lessons about good overcoming evil, the difference between right and wrong and the importance of rising to a challenge. Also available: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Ugly Duckling, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man

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Incy Wincy Spider

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Row, Row, Row Your Boat combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore searching the page for flaps to open while singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences.Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle, Incy Wincy Spider

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star combines lively pictures with a classic nursery rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore singing along. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition, making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Hey Diddle Diddle, Old Macdonald had a Farm

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The Wheels on the Bus

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Old Macdonald had a Farm

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Old Macdonald had a Farm combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore singing along and making animal noises. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Hey Diddle Diddle

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Hey Diddle Diddle

Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt
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Pat-a-Cake, Richard Merritt

Hey Diddle Diddle combines lively pictures with a classic rhyme that's easy for parents and carers to recognise and recite. Young children will adore singing along as they recognise all the friendly characters in this timeless rhyme. The spotting game at the end is a great incentive to go through the pages once again until each tiny thing is found! Nursery Rhymes are important stepping stones to language development. The rhymes usually tell a story, too, with a beginning, a middle and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to follow along. Nursery rhymes are also full of repetition making them easy to remember, and often become some of a child's first sentences. Also available: The Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Old Macdonald had a Farm