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Debi Gliori

Author of No Matter What

120+ Works 6,195 Members 120 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Author and illustrator Debi Gliori was born in 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland. She went to school there as well and studied design and illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She received an Andrew Grant traveling scholarship to go to Milan for a year. Gliori is best known for her work with children's show more books. Her picture book Mr. Bear to the Rescue won the Children's Book Award and was short listed for the Kate Greenaway Prize. Where, Oh Where, is Baby Bear? was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Baby Book Award in 2001. Always and Forever, written by Alan Durant and illustrated by Debi Gliori, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. Her work has also been shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Council Award (for Pure Dead Wicked in 2003), and for the Royal Mail Award, for Stormy Weather in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Debi Gliori

No Matter What (1999) 1,241 copies
Pure Dead Magic (2001) 625 copies
Penguin's Special Delivery (2002) 408 copies
Tell Me What It's Like to Be Big (2001) — Illustrator — 327 copies
Pure Dead Wicked (2002) 323 copies
The Snow Lambs (1995) 242 copies
Pure Dead Brilliant (2003) 210 copies
Pure Dead Trouble (2004) 161 copies
Flora's Blanket (1999) 143 copies
The Snowchild (1994) 141 copies
The Trouble with Dragons (2008) 130 copies
Pure Dead Batty (2005) 119 copies
Flora's Surprise (2003) 106 copies
Pure Dead Frozen (2006) 96 copies
When I'm Big (1992) 92 copies
What's the Time, Mr. Wolf? (1746) 92 copies
Mr. Bear Babysits (1994) 79 copies
Stormy Weather (2000) 77 copies
Mr. Bear's New Baby (1998) 77 copies
Dragon's Extraordinary Egg (2013) 75 copies
Mr. Bear to the Rescue (1996) 66 copies
Tickly Under There (1999) 64 copies
Night Shift (2017) 60 copies
Mr. Bear's Vacation (2000) 60 copies
Wide-Awake! (2000) 55 copies
What Can I Give Him? (1985) — Adapter — 51 copies
Nursery Rhymes (2000) 51 copies
The Scariest Thing of All (2011) 48 copies
Little Owl's Egg (2016) 37 copies
My Little Brother (1987) 37 copies
The Tobermory Cat (2012) 34 copies
A Lion at Bedtime (1993) 32 copies
Mr. Bear's Picnic (1995) 32 copies
Goodnight World (2016) 28 copies
Mr. Bear Says I Love You (1995) 27 copies
Witch Baby and Me (2008) 27 copies
New Big Sister (1991) 27 copies
New Big House (1992) 26 copies
Alfie in the Garden (2014) 25 copies
Mr. Bear Says Good Night (1995) 23 copies
A Present for Big Pig (1994) 22 copies
Noisy Poems (1999) 21 copies
Goodnight, Baby Bat! (2007) 16 copies
Witch Baby and Me at School (2009) 14 copies
Mr. Bear's Holiday (2000) 12 copies
Mr. Bear Says Peek-a-Boo (1995) 12 copies
Mr. Bear's Birthday (2010) 11 copies
Little Owl's First Day (2018) 11 copies
All the Way Home (2017) 9 copies
Alfie in the Bath (2015) 9 copies
Alfie In The Woods (2017) 8 copies
Wake up Little Rabbit (2003) 8 copies
Tobermory Cat 1, 2, 3 (2014) 7 copies
A Cat Called Waverley (2022) 7 copies
Give Him My Heart (1998) 7 copies
Little Fox's Picnic (2003) 7 copies
Little Owl's Swim (2003) 6 copies
Hush Little Chick (2003) 6 copies
Bookworm (2019) 5 copies
A Hebridean Alphabet (2016) 4 copies
Little Owl's New Friend (2022) 4 copies
Little Owl's Bedtime (2020) 4 copies
Little Owls Bedtime (2021) 2 copies
Varázs bagázs (2008) 1 copy
Petit truc (2000) 1 copy
Eläinten kesäretki (2005) 1 copy
Wilma the Brave (2022) 1 copy
Lukutoukka (2020) 1 copy
Yaramaz Ejderhalar (2014) 1 copy
Corragan is Ordagan (1999) 1 copy
Vad som än händer (2009) 1 copy
BONNE NUIT (1999) 1 copy

Associated Works

Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep (1998) — Illustrator — 816 copies
The Incredible Shrinking Hippo (1900) — Illustrator — 28 copies
Oliver's Alphabets (1993) — Illustrator — 20 copies
Alphabet Gallery: An ABC Of Contemporary Illustrators (1999) — Illustrator — 17 copies
The Twelve Dancing Princesses [Retold by Anne Fine] (1998) — Illustrator — 14 copies
My Oxford ABC Picture Rhyme Book (1994) — Illustrator — 10 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1959
Gender
female
Nationality
UK
Birthplace
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Places of residence
Scotland, UK

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Reviews

I have to roll my eyes at the reviews that say, "I'm a huge environmentalist, but this was too much for me." Really? This fun, rhyming, dragon-filled book is much better than most didactic picture books, which tend to be somber, serious, and boring.

I agree with Publishers Weekly ("Gliori's impressive gifts are finely showcased: her flair for detailed, dramatic landscapes, her ability to create characters that are cute but still emotionally authentic, her conversational writing style that scores points without sounding preachy") and School Library Journal ("If only all 'message books' could be as winning as this rhyming ode to environmental responsibility").… (more)
 
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LibrarianDest | 15 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
A librarian at the Wallingford branch recommended this to me, so I had high hopes, but it wasn't great. There's a strange mix of computers and magic, which seems like a good idea in theory, but on the page it just doesn't make sense.
 
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LibrarianDest | 10 other reviews | Jan 3, 2024 |
Genre
Picture books for children
Tone
Amusing
Illustration
Delicate
Detailed
Subject
Birthdays
Characters and characteristics in fairy tales
Nursery rhyme characters
Telling time
Wolves
 
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kmgerbig | 5 other reviews | May 15, 2023 |
I'm glad I already have book 3, because the end of this one leaves a few questions.
 
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fernandie | 2 other reviews | Sep 15, 2022 |

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Works
120
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Members
6,195
Popularity
#3,967
Rating
½ 3.7
Reviews
120
ISBNs
569
Languages
22
Favorited
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