The Wind in the Willows – NEW edition

Lots of excitement and buzz are surrounding the newly to be published edition of the classic  “Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Graham

The book is lavishly illustrated by the wonderfully talented David Roberts and published by Oxford University Press

A thoroughly modern makeover of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad - Wind in the Willows has already been tipped by the Bookseller Publication as a book to watch for, and predicted to be one of the hottest Christmas Gift Books for this year!

This timeless story opens with Mole leaving his spring-cleaning and going above ground to explore the world beyond his burrow, making friends with Ratty, the two become inseparable and together they spend long summer days enjoying the delight of the river and its banks. More wonderful characters join Mole and Ratty, the incredibly fabulous character of Toad recklessly driving fast cars, and the dapper and distinguished character of Mr. Badger.
David Roberts a truly individual illustrator, famous for many illustrated books, and for his much loved characters in the Dirty Bertie series. Here in this book he works his wonder on these classic characters, and gives them all their own sartorial elegance.
A richly illustrated book,  that deserves to be on everyone’s bookshelf.

David Roberts has become hugely successful and sought after having illustrated many picture books for Julia Donaldson – Tyrannosaurus Drip, The Troll, Jack and the Flum Flum Tree, and he  has  also had the privilege to work on many other books by a selection of top authors :  The Dunderheads, Iggy Peck The Architect, and Dear Tabby to name a few. David is also famous for producing the wonderful character Dirty Bertie, which has  now become a successful and growing  fiction list of twenty –odd books in the series, and more in the pipeline.   With a busy schedule,  he  has lots of exciting picture books projects  ahead of him, and has become a much admired illustrator, who has carved his own fashionable niche in the market !
Once David had finished working on the book and all the illustrations for Wind in the Willows were completed,  David mentioned feeling rather bereft at having  to say goodbye to drawing his dear friends Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger....

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
Illustrated by David Roberts
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 978-0-19-273234-7

David Roberts is proudly represented by Artist Partners

Pigeon Poo!

Bright Group International are very proud and excited for our brilliant illustrator Mark Chambers with his recent picture book with Litte Tiger Press …The hilariously witty (and slightly messy) ‘Pigeon Poo’  has been released and is available now. This author, illustrator combination; Elizabeth Baguley and Mark Chambers, ensures this title will become a favourite choice for boys and girls of all ages, and adults too. ‘Pigeon Poo’ is Mark’s first book with Little Tiger Press, we hope theres more to come!

Mark Chambers is represented by Bright

Lisa Hunt for Inkrobin

Lisa Hunt has recently produced some wonderful artwork for the lovely people at Inkrobin. The illustrations are for the cute story 'The Hippo, The Rhino, The Elephant and Me', a tale of the fun things you do when your friends are rather large animals! It is to be an exciting Ipad app, and the client was over the moon with the work Lisa did on it... see for yourselves!

Lisa Hunt is represented by the Organisation

The Talent Show by Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Kristyna Litten

As part of the Cultural Olympiad, Discover Children's Story Centre have teamed up with digital publisher WingedChariot to create 'StoryCloud', a web application for children from 5-8 years old. Discover commissioned twelve brand new stories and poems from some of the UK's leading children's authors and 12 top-flight illustrators were asked to create interactive illustrations in response to each story.
Kristyna Litten was delighted to be commissioned to illustrate The Talent Show by poet, author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen.
StoryCloud is a free nationwide digital project reaching children in their homes, schools and libraries throughout the twelve weeks of London 2012 Festival and beyond. Children will be able to listen and read along with the author telling the story and then play with the illustrations to discover hidden secrets and surprises. Each story will have tasks to encourage children to create their own stories and drawings in response to the twelve stories.
StoryCloud (www.storycloud.co.uk) will be launched on Monday 18 June by Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson, opening with The Talent Show.
Kristyna Litten is represented by Arena

Adam Stower interviewed on the Big Book Babble – Tuesday 24th April

Adam Stower will be interviewed alongside author Francesca Simon on the Big Book Babble on Tuesday 24th April at 11am. Red House and Scholastic present Big Book Babble to encourage children to enjoy reading. Each programme features popular children's authors, illustrators and poets in a Q&A session with comedian James Campbell in front of a live and virtual audience of children. Fans of Horrid Henry will see author Francesca Simon talking about her recent book, The Sleeping Army, illustrated by Adam Stower. Adam will be drawing live in the studio and also discussing his own picture book, Silly Doggy! (Templar).

Adam Stower is represented by Arena

Chris Wormell – First Prize in Red House Children’s book award

Huge congratulations to the ultra talented Chris Wormell who was awarded first prize in the ’books for younger children’ category in the Red House Children’s Book Award 2012 for ‘Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice’. The award was decided by the harshest critics of all, the children themselves. Well done Chris!

Chris Wormell is represented by The Artworks

The Goggle-Eyed Goats

Published on March 1st, Christopher Corr is excited about the launch of 'The Goggle-Eyed Goats'; a childrens' book he has illustrated for Andersen Press. Gallimard Jeunesse in Paris are also publishing the book on the same day, which just happens to be World Book Day. Christopher says "It's my first book with both houses. The story is set in Mali in Timbuktu and Mopti and is full of goats and mud mosques and desert scenes." The 'wonderfully vibrant and unusual picture book' will be launched at the Rowley Gallery in Notting Hill on March 1st.

Christopher Corr is represented by Illustration Ltd

 

Blackbear The Pirate

Ruth Palmer has completed some very pleasant covers and spreads for Blackbear the Pirate.  Commissioned by the author Steve Buckley, Ruth is now working on her third book in the series. The books follow a pirate bear and crew who are 'named after actual pirates from what historians call the Golden Age of Piracy' with Blackbear based on the famous Blackbeard. Ruth's warm painterly illustrations give the books a traditional classic feel.

Ruth Palmer is represented by Illustration Ltd

Arn0 for Ted Baker

Arn0 has been working with Ted Baker on their next seasons eyewear promotions. Arn0 was given the dreamy brief of creating the above 3 beautiful, and of course sexy, animals in his inimitable digital airbrush style, with each hair lovingly, and painstakingly, "painted" digitally. All 3 images will be appearing in opticians and Ted Baker stores over the coming months.

ArnO is represented by Debut Art

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