Books by Jozua Douglas

  • Monster Bouncing Booming Book

    Jozua Douglas

    | Children's Books | This book has 36 pages

    February 2017

    * English sample translation * Dutch pdf *

    JOZUA DOUGLAS WINNER OF THE FEATHER IN THE CAP OF THE DUTCH CHILDREN’S JURY

    BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS BY MARIEKE NELISSEN, WINNER OF THE ILLUSTRATION CONTEST 2015

    Bruno loves pounding and punching. Jumping and thumping. Raging and roaring. Wallowing and wailing. Smacking and slurping. Pigging out and mucking about.
    ‘Don’t make such a racket!’ his dad cries.
    ‘Don’t be so disgusting!’ his mom cries.
    ‘Don’t make a mess!’
    ‘You’re a monster!’
    ‘I wish you were monsters too,’ Bruno says.
    ‘Then we could have fun together.’

    Bruno magically turns his parents into monsters. But living with crazy monster parents isn’t nearly as nice as he thought it would be. They are too noisy and too messy. Will Bruno be able to change the monsters back into his parents?

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  • Kiss-Kiss Crocodile

    Jozua Douglas

    | Children's Books | This book has 32 pages

    September 2016

    Sold to: Germany (Thienemann-Esslinger Verlag)

    * English translation * Dutch pdf *

    PICTURE BOOK BY TWO AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS

    GREAT BEDTIME BOOK TO READ TO YOUR CHILD WHO REFUSES TO SLEEP

    FOR KIDS WHO ARE AFRAID OF THE DARK OR JUST TOO WIDE AWAKE TO SLEEP

    Tim can’t sleep. Strange noises are keeping him awake. There are animals hiding in his bedroom: Pig-O-Tales, Tuck-Me-In Tiger and Cuddalo-Buffalo. These special animals help to make Tim feel sleepy. Still, it takes a goodnight kiss from the Kiss-kiss Crocodile for him to fall soundly asleep.

    Reviews of Kiss-Kiss Crocodile:
    • ‘Plot, illustrations and words make a sophisticated and balanced whole’ – Flemish book magazine De Leeswelp
    • ‘A wonderful book that you close with a smile’ – Leestafel.info 

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  • The Incredible Ravi Ravioli

    Jozua Douglas

    | Children's Books | This book has 192 pages

    September 2016

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    AWARDED FEATHER IN THE CAP BY THE SENATE OF THE DUTCH CHILDREN’S JURY

    OVER 6.000 COPIES SOLD WITHIN 2 MONTHS

    ELLY HEES’ ILLUSTRATIONS ARE REMINISCENT OF QUENTIN BLAKE’S

    WWW.COSTABANANA.COM

    Rosa and Fico, the children of the hysterically potty President of Costa Banana, on a wonderful new adventure. After watching hypnotist Ravi Ravioli’s spectacular show on television, President Fernando immediately invites him to the palace. The President is eager to know more about the incredible achievements of this phenomenal artist. He quickly falls under Ravi Ravioli’s spell and does everything he’s told to do. But can Ravi Ravioli be trusted? Rosa and Fico begin to investigate and make a shocking discovery.

    The Incredible Ravi Ravioli is the sequel to The Gruesome General, although it can be read on its own.

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  • The Gruesome General

    Jozua Douglas

    | Children's Books | This book has 128 pages

    August 2015

    Rights sold: Turkey (Can Yayinlari), Italy (Il Castoro)

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    OVER 11.000 COPIES SOLD WITHIN 3 MONTHS

    AWARDED A FEATHER IN THE CAP BY THE SENATE OF THE DUTCH CHILDREN’S JURY

    ON OF THE BEST CHILDREN’S BOOKS ACCORDING TO DWDD

    ELLY HEES ILLUSTRATIONS ARE REMINISCENT OF QUENTIN BLAKE

    MAP OF COSTA BANANA

    Rosa and Fico are no ordinary children. They are President Ferdinand’s children. The president is very fond of his son Fico. Eventually Fico will be his successor and that is why he allows Fico to come up with laws even now. The president pays little attention to his daughter Rosa. When she discovers that General Shashlik is devising a gruesome plan, no one believes her. Fortunately, she eventually manages to convince her little brother Fico and the two of them spring into action. But can they stop the General?

    An incredibly funny and exciting story with:

    1. a hysterically potty president;

    2. a general with a gruesome plan;

    3. a number of highly suspicious bluebottles;

    4. two children who save the world.

    Reviews of Jozua Douglas’s books:
    • ‘Jozua Douglas is a master storyteller.’ – Overblijfmagazine, magazine for professionals in education

    • ‘Closely resembles books by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake in writing style and illustrations’ – Coolesuggesties.nl, cool suggestions for kids

    • ‘A hilarious, exciting book for children who love a fair dose of humour in their stories.’ – Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad

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  • The Terrible Twins

    Jozua Douglas

    | Children's Books | This book has 192 pages

    March 2014

    Rights sold: Italy (Il Castoro), Norway (Cappelen Damm), Turkey (Can Yayinlari) 

    * English sample translation *

    OVER 10.000 COPIES SOLD

    HILARIOUS, SUPER SUSPENSEFUL AND FULL OF HUMORISTIC LISTS

    Master storyteller Jozua Douglas is back! Hold on tight because you might double up laughing about:

    1. A pair of twins who love practical jokes
    2. A mother with bacillophobia
    3. A very hairy father
    4. A tiny sorcerer with a huge doctor’s bag

    Max and Lottie Lion aren’t just any twins. Lottie is a wonderful actress and Max’s April Fool’s jokes are unsurpassed. Unfortunately their mother is less than thrilled with their skills. She is phobic about grubbiness and scary diseases, and despises, loathes and abhors their jokes. She would prefer to auction her children off on e-Bay. According to Max and Lottie things aren’t as bad as they seem. Their jokes are ingenious but harmless. Until, one day, something does go horribly wrong.

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  • The Nasty Swim Coach

    Jozua Douglas

    | Children's Books | This book has 208 pages

    September 2012

    Sold to: Slovenia (Mladinska Knjiga Založba), Norway (Cappelen Damm), Turkey (Can Yayinlari)

    SHADES OF ROALD DAHL

    WINNER HOTZE DE ROOS PRIZE FOR BEST DEBUT

    FILM RIGHTS SOLD TO CORRINO FILMS (NL)

    OVER 21.000 COPIES SOLD

    * English sample translation * Dutch pdf *

    Lev’s father makes him train for swimming with Boris Brisk, the famous champion swimmer. Everyone thinks Brisk’s just great, as he’s good-looking and takes care of baby seals. But Lev thinks he’s the nastiest swim coach ever – rude, mean and cruel. Then Lev discovers that Brisk has kidnapped a child. Lev and a girl called Lita, who lives near him, go into action. Can they unmask the nasty swim coach?

    Reviews of The Nasty Swim Coach:

    ‘The smooth style and amusing illustrations keep this story moving fast. A book you’ll enjoy reading again and again.’ – Pluizuit.be, reviews of young adult books

    ‘The style of the illustrations sometimes makes you think Quentin Blake had a hand in them… This hilarious story is just the thing for qualified swimmers aged 9 and older with dreams of glory and detective instincts.’ – NBD Biblion, services for libraries, schools, bookstores

    ‘A refreshing, humorous read – you just can’t put it down.’ – Kinderboeken.blog, blog on children’s books

    ‘It’s great – they should make it into a film!’ – a girl aged 10

    ‘An hilarious, exciting book for kids who love a fair dose of comedy in their stories.’ – Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad

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