Yasmeen Ismail

Yasmeen Ismail

  • 5 stars across 20 books
Yasmeen Ismail is an exciting new talent in the world of picture books. Her artwork and characters are both charming and unique. She studied at art school in Dublin and has worked on a wide range of illustration and animation projects. Yasmeen has a great eye for colour, detail and composition. Specs for Rex is her second picture book, following on from the delightful Time for Bed, Fred! Yasmeen is Irish. She now lives in London.

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4th July 2013

Time for Bed, Fred!

It's time for bed. But will Fred go to bed? You bet he won't! From hiding up trees, and splashing in muddy puddles, to h... MoreTime for Bed, Fred!

(8 reviews) Review
20th July 2006


A little creature lies in the attic, alone and forgotten. It cannot even remember his own name. One day, the attic door ... MoreNothing

(5 reviews) Review
13th August 2015

I'm a Girl!

I’m supposed to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice. But I’m sweet and sour and not a little flower. ... MoreI'm a Girl!

(5 reviews) Review
14th August 2014

Specs for Rex

Rex has new glasses and he HATES them! He does NOT want to wear them to school, and he tries to hide them – in the stran... MoreSpecs for Rex

(4 reviews) Review
11th August 2016


Mummy and Lila are going to visit Grandpa, but Lila is busy in her own imaginative world. Whenever Mummy asks her what s... MoreNothing!

(3 reviews) Review
2nd January 2020

Would You Like a Banana?

Award-winning illustrator Yasmeen Ismail's delightfully funny picture book featuring a very stubborn gorilla will have t... MoreWould You Like a Banana?

(3 reviews) Review
3rd April 2017

Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad: Draw & Discover

An endearing and engaging look at emotions and how different situations cause different feelings. What has made Dog happ... MoreHappy, Sad, Feeling Glad: Draw & Discover

(2 reviews) Review
4th May 2017

Kiki and Bobo's Sunny Day

A charming lift-the-flap story book for very young children starring the delightful Kiki and Bobo.Join bouncy Kiki and ... MoreKiki and Bobo's Sunny Day

(2 reviews) Review
1st October 2015

Christmas for Greta and Gracie

Bursting with energy and colour, this funny family picture book about sisters by award-winning author, Yasmeen Ismail, i... MoreChristmas for Greta and Gracie

(1 review) Review
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