Julius is always too busy to come to meals - he's riding Egyptian camels, cooling hippos in the Lombo Bombo river or doing any number of important and daring activities which make it difficult to get to the table.
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John Burningham was born in 1936. He studied illustration at the Central School of Art. His first children's book, Borka, was published in 1963, and it was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal as the best illustrated book of the year. John Burningham collaborated with Ian Fleming on Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, designing the model of the famous car. John BurninghamMore about John Burningham