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Ben Mantle

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben illustrated Callum's Incredible Construction Kit for Egmont which won the Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Giggle, Giggle What's so Funny? (Campbell) as well as Bigger Digger and Rocket Racers for Random House. The Best Christmas Present Ever! is the sequel to Ben's Macmillan debut, The Best Birthday Present Ever! (winner of the 2016 Dundee Picture Book Award). Ben lives and works in Brighton where every year he holds a Christmas cheese party very aptly called 'Merry Cheesemas'.
    4th March 2021

    Frog vs Toad

    A hilarious, light-hearted fable about seeing past our differences. Frog is a frog. And Toad is a toad. They ar... More

    (11 reviews)
    29th January 2015

    The Best Birthday Present Ever!

    It's Bear's birthday and Squirrel wants to give his friend the best birthday present ever! But what do you give the be... More

    (8 reviews)
    1st September 2011

    The Best Christmas Present Ever

    Have you ever longed for a pet? Was it always top of your Christmas list? Imagine finally getting your very own dog, or ... More

    (4 reviews)
    5th May 2016

    Dinostars and the Planet Plundering Pirates

    Dinosaurs aren't extinct. They're living in another galaxy . . . Meet the Dinostars. When planets start vanish... More

    (3 reviews)
    22nd September 2016

    Dinostars and the Cackling Cave Creature

    Dinosaurs aren't extinct. They're living in another galaxy . . . Meet the Dinostars. Join Captain T-Rex and hi... More

    (1 review)
    4th August 2015

    Land Shark

    The only thing Bobby wants for his birthday is a pet shark. So you can imagine his disappointment when his parents get h... More

    (0 reviews)
    24th September 2010

    Old MacDonald Had a Farm With Sounds

    The colourful, vibrant scenes of Old MacDonald's farm come to life in this charming picture book with sound panel. Littl... More

    (0 reviews)
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