Harper Collins US latest non-fiction title, Sounds All Around, written by Wendy Pfeffer is beautifully illustrated by Anna Chernyshova. Her charming characters and colourful environments help explain to preschoolers and toddlers the science behind sounds by showing how vibrations travel through the air to your ears so you can hear them, how sound is measured and what different sounds mean.
THIS WEEK author and illustrator, Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale and Grandad’s Island, launched his highly anticipated picture book, The Storm Whale in Winter. Benji describes the book as being like the journey home; just asStorm Whale takes us out to sea, the sequel carries us back, as we find that Noi’s kind deed to the little whale was never forgotten.
Nostalgic and gentle, this book is beautifully crafted, with filmic, sometimes panoramic illustrations and a plot line that will give the reader goosebumps (in a good way) — so strong is the message and sense of there being a true friendship between boy and whale.
So after a wonderful book launch, hosted by our brilliant colleagues at Simon and Schuster, and in anticipation of our cosy Christmas story time, where Benji will be reading us his heart-warming story, I wanted to find out a little bit more about the man behind the books… LM
Phosphor's digital artist Mardo El-Noor recently worked on an exciting project with award-winning editorial cartoonist Tom Scott. Mardo created 8 large-scale digital paintings of Tom’s cartoons, the oldest of which was from 1988. The original cartoons were black and white felt-tip illustrations, on yellowing, coffee-stained paper and were all based on our impact on the environment.
Huge congratulations to Sarah Dennis who was named 'Best Emerging Illustrator' in the Junior Design Awards 2016. New Division artist Sarah, was thrilled to win the accolade, voted for by the magazine's readers.
Come aboard the Rusty Barnacle, and discover Anna Chernyshova's charming illustrations for Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates, the best place to become the fiercest and baddest pirate in all the Seven Seas. It's Tommy's first day and he's extremely nervous, but after a new pirate name, classes in pirate talk and cutlass swishing, plus target practice with huge custard doughnuts, he's top of the class!
Huge congratulations to Alex T. Smith who seems to be on a winning streak! He has won the AOI World Illustration Children's Book Award for illustrating Egmont's 60th Anniversary edition of the Dodie Smith classic, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Raised on fairytales and cartoons, Joshua has a love for bright and whimsical imagery, his work combines a flair for the fantastical and an air of nostalgia. He received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design where he was the two-term president of a social sorority. He then went on to receive his MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently residing in Chicago, IL, Joshua spends his time between illustrating, daylighting as a college professor and a fitness instructor, and avoiding the cold. He joined Bright earlier in 2016 and has been honing his portfolio since.
Marta Długołęcka — known as Marta Kissi to her art fans and followers has just illustrated a book which marks an incredible time in UK sporting history — released to coincide with the 2016 Rio Olympics, and with the main focus being about a gold medal winning athlete, who won gold in the 10,000 metre track race, despite taking a tumble…