Abingdon author publishes third children’s book


An Oxfordshire author and illustrator has released his third children’s book with a fold-out section measuring two meters in length.

Rob Jones, who lives in Abingdon with his partner and young son, is best known for his bold and bright art style.

His third book‘Who is tickling Tilly?’, features a dinosaur with a very long neck, being tickled by a mysterious figure.

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Rob Jones outside Mostly Books, Abingdon, holding his third children’s book

Young readers are tasked with traversing various prehistoric landscapes as they unfold the book page by page, meeting Tilly’s friends along the way, to uncover the culprit.

Mr Jones’ first children’s book, ‘Bernard’, was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal, one of children’s publishing’s most prestigious awards, and her second‘Where’s Brian’s Bottom?’introduced babies and toddlers in a leaflet format last year.

“Who is tickling Tilly?” has the same interactive style. It can be found in the Mostly Books shop in Stert Street, Abingdon as well as The Wallingford Book Shop in St Martin’s Street, Wallingford.

Herald Series: Rob Jones outside Mostly Books, Abingdon, holding his third children's bookRob Jones outside Mostly Books, Abingdon, holding his third children’s book

Most of the books were “extremely supportive” of “Where’s Brian’s Bottom?” last year and have planned an event around Mr Jones’ latest release event at Abingdon Library on Tuesday 23rd August at 12.30pm.

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Families are invited to join the author for story time and “hands-on drawing fun”. An event is also planned with Blackwells Bookshop in Broad Street, Oxford.

This story was written by Gee Harlandshe joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: [email protected]

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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