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Yuval Zommer

  • 5 stars across 11 books

    Charlotte Guillain lives in Oxfordshire, UK, with her husband and co-author Adam and their two children. She writes fiction and non-fiction for children, including the picture book Spaghetti with the Yeti , which was shortlisted for Oscar's First Book Prize 2014 and has featured in CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Her first book in collaboration with illustrator Yuval Zommer, The Street Beneath My Feet , was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2018 and named an ALSC Notable Children's Book 2018 in the All Ages category, as well as being selected by the Guardian as one of 15 `modern classics'. Charlotte and Yuval's follow-up title, The Skies Above My Eyes , continues with the innovative concertina format of their first book, this time looking up at the sky and universe above us.

    Yuval Zommer graduated from the Royal College of Art with an M.A. in illustration and pursued a successful career in advertising before returning to his true love of children's literature. Following the release of his debut picture book, The Big Blue Thing On The Hill , Yuval hasn't looked back. The Street Beneath My Feet , Yuval's first title for words & pictures, in collaboration with author Charlotte Guillain, was shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2018 and named an ALSC Notable Children's Book 2018 in the All Ages category, as well as being selected by the Guardian as one of 15 `modern classics'. Yuval and Charlotte's follow-up title, The Skies Above My Eyes , continues with the innovative concertina format of their first book, this time looking up at the sky and universe above us. He lives and works in London.

    1st August 2015

    One Hundred Bones

    Scruff the dog is a stray, who just loves to dig. It doesn't make him the most popular dog in the neighbourhood. But whe... More

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    1st March 2016

    The Big Book of Bugs

    Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotte... More

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    6th October 2016

    One Hundred Sausages

    Scruff just can't resist sausages . . . salami, pepperoni, chorizo . . . he simply loves them all. But gate-crashing bar... More

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    1st April 2014

    The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

    An outstanding debut picture book from author and artist Yuval Zommer. When the Big Blue Thing (a camper van to us human... More

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    1st May 2018

    The Big Book of the Blue

    Nominated for the 2019 Kate Greenaway Medal Why do octopuses have eight arms? Why do crabs run sideways? Ar... More

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    1st March 2017

    The Big Book of Beasts

    WINNER of the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards (Non-Fiction 4-7 category) Nominated for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greena... More

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    13th July 2017

    Big Brown Bear's Cave

    Big Brown Bear's new cave just doesn't feel like home, so he fills it with all kinds of STUFF. Soon there is SO much stu... More

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    1st August 2017

    The Big Sticker Book of Beasts

    This book is jam-packed with more stickers than there are warts on a warthog. You'll discover beasts that growl, p... More

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    1st August 2017

    The Big Sticker Book of Bugs

    This book is jam-packed with more stickers than a centipede can shake its legs at. You'll discover bugs that creep... More

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    19th July 2018

    The Big Sticker Book of the Blue

    Following on from the hugely successful The Big Book of the Blue comes this nonfiction sticker activity book that br... More

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    2nd May 2019

    The Big Book of Birds

    Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Bi... More

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