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Catherine Emmett

  • 5 stars across 6 books
Catherine Emmett grew up in Newcastle and spent all of her childhood reading books. When she grew up, she spent fourteen years making spreadsheets and not reading any books at all. After advising a group of young girls to find a career that they loved, she decided to take her own advice. She packed up her husband and her three young boys, moved to rural Essex and started to write picture books. She now spends her days surrounded by words, animals and noisy boys. When she needs a bit of peace and quiet, she can be found running (very slowly) across muddy fields. www.catherineemmett.co.uk Ben Mantle was born in Leamington Spa and developed a very early interest in things artistic, designing programme covers for school productions and even coming first in his local library colouring-in competition. From there he went on to study animation at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 2003. He then gained valuable experience working on Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride" before moving to Brighton to work as 'Head of Animation' in a media company, focusing on Character and Background design. He was also part of the Animation team creating the BAFTA winning 'Big and Small' CBeebies website. Since 2008, Ben has been working as a Children's Book Illustrator from his shared studio in Brighton and he also produces screen prints and digital artwork to exhibit. He illustrated 'Callum's Incredible Construction Kit' which won the Bishop's Stortford Picture Book prize 2013.
20th August 2020

King of the Swamp

A striking and unique story perfect for little people interested in climate awareness and looking after nature. ... MoreKing of the Swamp

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13th May 2021

The Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups

A laugh-out-loud cautionary tale (for children and grown-ups) written by Catherine Emmett and illustrated by David Tazzy... MoreThe Pet: Cautionary Tales for Children and Grown-ups

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31st August 2023

The Dodo Who Dreamed She Could Fly

An inspiring story about the incredible things that can happen when you give something a try, from award-winning author ... MoreThe Dodo Who Dreamed She Could Fly

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Rainbow Flamingo

This one young flamingo, Adele was her name,   Knew under HER wings something wasn’t the same.   Whilst unremarkably pin... MoreRainbow Flamingo

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Rainbow Flamingo

This one young flamingo, Adele was her name,   Knew under HER wings something wasn’t the same.   Whilst unremarkably pin... MoreRainbow Flamingo

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