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Ben Rothery

Ben Rothery

  • 5 stars across 6 books

Ben Rothery is a detail-obsessed illustrator from Norwich, via Cape Town. He combines multiple processes to create intricate and delicate illustrations and repeating patterns, full of fine detail and vibrant colour.

Much of Ben's work is inspired or informed by his love of nature - he grew up wanting variously to be a shark, dinosaur or David Attenborough crossed with Indiana Jones, but settled upon illustration as a compromise that allowed him to bring those fantasies to life on paper.

Ben works from a small but perfectly formed studio in London, which he shares with an unnecessarily large collection of very sharp pencils.

7th February 2019

Sensational Butterflies

Butterflies and moths are some of the most amazing creatures in nature. There are over 180,000 different kinds and they ... MoreSensational Butterflies

(14 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Hidden Planet: An Illustrator's Love Letter to Planet Earth

Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 'This book is a thing of rare beauty' - David WalliamsPerfect for ... MoreHidden Planet: An Illustrator's Love Letter to Planet Earth

(7 reviews) Review
4th February 2021

Water World

'This is a thing of rare beauty' - David Walliams on Hidden Planet (shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Priz... MoreWater World

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5th May 2022

Ben Rothery's Deadly and Dangerous Animals

Explore what it takes to be counted among the deadliest animals on Earth . . .From the saltwater crocodile's strong bite... MoreBen Rothery's Deadly and Dangerous Animals

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7th September 2023

Ben Rothery's Weird and Wonderful Animals

The latest book from award-winning illustrator Ben Rothery Our planet is home to more than 1 million species of animal.... MoreBen Rothery's Weird and Wonderful Animals

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