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Where’s Brian’s Bottom?

Rob Jones

Pavilion Children's


ISBN: 9781843654667

Price: £ 6.99

Publication date: 4 February 2021

Category: Picture Books

Over 2 metres/6.5 feet of fold-out fun!

Brian is a very long sausage dog. So long he’s lost his bottom.

Can you find Brian’s bottom? Where could it be? Have you looked in the hallway? Has Pauline the parrot seen it? Maybe it’s in the living room, with Alan the hamster? Or perhaps in the kitchen with hungry Dave the tortoise? In the bathroom with Derrick the duck? Oh where could it be?

Search the house and help Brian find his bottom with this innovative concertina board book!

It teaches young children all about the different rooms in a house, different animals and the sounds they make and encourages a sense of curiosity and searching – as well as being great fun!



Rob studied illustration at The University of Gloucestershire, graduating in 2011. It was during this time that he discovered a love for making books, toys and puppets. His first book, Bernard, won the People’s Book Prize in 2014.  Rob still enjoys making puppets when he can, and has made a number of them for The Story Museum’s annual Christmas production in Oxford.



'A delightful, colourful board book… Very young children will love this, and older children will have fun laying out Brian and measuring themselves alongside his very very long body. Brilliant'

It’s All About Stories

'Combines the joy of search-and-find with some subtle lessons about home and animal life…. Visually exciting, wonderfully interactive and destined to be your little’s ones favourite book for a very, very, very long time!'

Lancashire Evening Post

'Clever design and zany playful visual storytelling make for a hugely enjoyable experience for the very young'

Red Reading Hub

'A genius concept for a brilliantly fun board book and we absolutely love it in our house already! Rob's illustrations are wonderfully bold and bright and the story is full of humour.'

Teeny Readers

'[A] super fun book, great for all ages… It's such a fun way to introduce positional language and to talk about different rooms in the house. It really gets some giggles'

Kids Books to Life

'Will have little ones laughing out loud as they explore the different rooms at home to help Brian find his bottom! ... Children will love the book unfolding, and all the detail to be appreciated within the illustrations.'

Book Bound

'An absolute joy of a book, fun because of its super cute sausage dog and the other animals, all rendered in bold lines and bright colours, but also the concertina form of the book which gives it an added element of play.'

Book Trust

'This is such a fun concertina board book! … I also love that it’s double sided ... It’s a lot of fun and Rosie finds it hilarious!'

Rosie's Library

'A must-share ... This one really does encourage those early reading behaviours and concepts about print that are the critical foundations of early reading and deserves to be in every little reader's library'

The Bottom Shelf

'Will delight toddlers and young readers'

Creative Steps

'Hilarious ... This fantastic interactive book is lots of fun for young and curious readers'

The Scotsman

'This book is such fun! ... Children will love exploring its colourful concertina pages and learning about some of the different rooms you might find in a house. Lots to explore!'

Library Girl and Book Boy

'Eye-catching artwork ... Young children will delight in this brilliant concertina book ... hilarious, inventive and entertaining'

Paper Ren

‘A sturdy, fun, and brightly coloured board book that young children will no doubt love.'

The School Librarian

'A giggly, entertaining, board book assisting Brian, the sausage dog, in finding his bottom. With its fun concertina format, this is a brilliant pick for babies (tummy time) and up ... Colourful, playful'

Mama Filtz