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The Truth According to Arthur

by Tim Hopgood, David Tazzyman

Arthur and The Truth are not the best of friends right now. Why? Because today Arthur did something he shouldn’t have done – he rode on his big brother’s bike (when his mum told him not to) and then he accidentally bumped into his Mum’s car on it. Arthur knows he’s done wrong but will he tell the truth OR will he bend it, stretch it, cover it up, hide it . . .? What would YOU do? What will Arthur do? Find out in this fresh and funny take on a common childhood predicament – to tell the truth or to tell a little fib.

From an exciting new picture book pairing – Booktrust award-winning Tim Hopgood, and internationally bestselling David Tazzyman (illustrator of the Mr Gum books by Andy Stanton).

About Tim Hopgood

Tim Hopgood is best known as the author/illustrator behind books such as Wow! said the Owl, The Big Blue Sofa (Macmillan) and What a Wonderful World! (OUP). The Truth According to Arthur is the first book that he has written but not illustrated himself, and is his first book for Bloomsbury. Tim is a Booktrust award-winner, having won Best Emerging Illustrator for his book, Here Comes Frankie! (Macmillan).

About David Tazzyman

David Tazzyman is the bestselling illustrator of the Mr Gum books (Egmont) which have won a multitude of awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. David grew up in Leicester, and studied illustration at Manchester Metropolitan University. The Truth According to Arthur is his second picture book for Bloomsbury, following the success of You Can't Take an Elephant On the Bus. He lives in south London with his partner and their three children.


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