Category Archives: Oscar

Just Arrived from Tokyo…

Mammoth Academy in Japanese! (Thanks to Andy Sharp at Hodder for the photo)

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National Libraries Day

National Libraries Day in Southsea with Neal Layton (and Oscar!)

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Birthday cards

Now you can find Mammoth birthday cards and notecards in the shops. A card company called Roger la Borde have published a range of four cards which we think look very exciting. You can see more on their website.

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All over the world people are reading about Mammoth Academy

Suddenly, copies of the books started to appear in other languages. So many, that we had to take a photo of them to show you. The postman keeps on bringing more, and Neal likes to think of children in China, … Continue reading

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Mammoth Academy on Holiday!

This is the third book about the Mammoth Academy – and it’s time for all the students to go on a school trip.

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Mammoth Academy in Trouble

When Oscar and Arabella go back to school after the holidays there are all sorts of surprises for them. And the cave men are behaving very badly indeed. This is the second book about their adventures.

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Mammoth Academy

The three picture books about Oscar and Arabella (and Ormsby) then started to be read by children in other countries. Children in France, America, Korea, Denmark, Japan and the Netherlands were reading about them so Neal decided to keep going. … Continue reading

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Oscar and Arabella – and Ormsby

Now by this time Oscar and Arabella had made quite a few friends so Neal decided to write a book about friendship. Ormsby is a woolly rhino – but he’s also a bit of a show-off. You can read about … Continue reading

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Oscar and Arabella, Hot, Hot Hot!

By the time Neal wrote his second book about Oscar and Arabella he’d become quite bothered about climate change. Of course, the woolly mammoths understood what it was like when there was a change of temperature too, so he wrote … Continue reading

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Oscar and Arabella

It all started with Oscar and Arabella. Neal Layton was sitting in a cafe with his girlfriend, Sadie, on holiday in New York. He said to Sadie, let’s both draw a woolly mammoth – and so they did. Neal drew … Continue reading

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