Chris Garbutt: It’s a Groovy World, Alfredo! – Debut Picturebook

 

Chris Garbutt's long-awaited debut picture book, It's a Groovy World, Alfredo! written by Sean Taylor, is published by Walker on 4th June.

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Poor Alfredo is a frog who just can't dance. No matter how hard his best friend Marty (a smooth talking fly) tries to teach him all the fancy dance moves - all he ever does is Jump! Jump! Jump! It's just not cool!  Or… is it?

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Chris' use of rich colours with subtle washes, combined with his simple yet expressive characters gives this heart-warming story a really unique feel. Here's a preview of his gorgeous illustrations.

Chris Garbutt is represented by Arena Illustration

The No.1 Car Spotter and the Firebird

Warwick Johnson Cadwell has illustrated the cover for the second book in author Atinuke’s series about the irresistible Oluwalase Babatunde Benson, AKA ‘No.1?.  His hobby is car spotting, but he is also good at solving all sorts of problems for his village.
Warwick’s colourful illustration really makes the book stand out and appeal to it’s audience of children aged 7 and over.
‘The No 1 Carspotter and the Firebird’ is published by Walker Books.

Warwick Johnson Cadwell is represented by Eastwing

 

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