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Ben Mantle

  • 5 stars across 30 books
    Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben illustrated Callum's Incredible Construction Kit for Egmont which won the Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Giggle, Giggle What's so Funny? (Campbell) as well as Bigger Digger and Rocket Racers for Random House. The Best Christmas Present Ever! is the sequel to Ben's Macmillan debut, The Best Birthday Present Ever! (winner of the 2016 Dundee Picture Book Award). Ben lives and works in Brighton where every year he holds a Christmas cheese party very aptly called 'Merry Cheesemas'.
    28th March 2011

    Peepo!

    Peepo! is the much-loved picture book classic by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Peepo! is a modern classic that continues to ... More

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    5th August 2002

    Hug

    A tiny chimp invokes the universal language, uniting his friends in a group hug to end all group hugs. Just try to resis... More

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    22nd September 2014

    Rudey's Windy Christmas

    A hilarious story full of noises and naughtiness. A sure-fire Christmas cracker of a book! "Oh, dearie m... More

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    1st September 2018

    Follow the Track All the Way Back

    Little Train is going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! But before he goes, his mummy and daddy... More

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    14th December 2015

    Giant Jelly Jaws and The Pirates

    A rollicking, swashbuckling adventure, full of cheeky humour! From the creators of Rudey's Windy Christmas. ... More

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    29th March 2012

    Bigger Digger

    Part of the My First Picture Book series: perfect for every toddler to help encourage language skills, understanding, en... More

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    1st September 2017

    Follow the Track All the Way Back

    Today is a BIG day for little Train ... he's going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! From Ben ... More

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    25th January 2018

    Little Red Reading Hood

    Whilst leaving footpaths should never be done, Straying from stories is all sorts of fun! Little Red Read... More

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    18th September 2017

    Five Little Pumpkins

    Roll into Halloween with this wickedly funny rhyming book! Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The ... More

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    1st February 2010

    Treasure Island

    Among the host of dastardly characters meet Long John Silver, ship's cook and charming villain - is he young Jim's best ... More

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    3rd September 2009

    Five Little Pumpkins

    Roll into Halloween with this wickedly funny rhyming book! Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.The first on... More

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    1st October 2011

    Hippity, Hoppity, Splash

    This is a reduced edition of this book to make bathtime fun, filled with lively illustrations by Ben Mantle. Babies will... More

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    1st June 2013

    Rainbow Castle

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    1st June 2013

    Dino Valley

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    4th April 2013

    Rocket Racers

    Space rocket, race racket, race to the moon, rocket racers to your places, ready, steady, ZOOM! So begins this rip-roar... More

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    3rd September 2012

    Callum's Incredible Construction Kit

    A fresh and fun picture book about an ingenious boy and his self-built toys. Callum LOVES to build. And when he is given... More

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    10th May 2012

    Giggle Giggle What's So Funny?

    Giggle, giggle, what's so funny? Is it two barmy ballet dancers jumping and jiggling? An exercising octopus all puffed o... More

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    1st September 2015

    Noah's Ark

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    3rd March 2016

    Noah's Ark

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    3rd March 2016

    Dinosaur Mountain

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    5th September 2016

    Fairytale Castle

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    16th October 2016

    On the Farm

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    5th September 2016

    The First Christmas

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    29th December 2016

    There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed A Knight

    This old dragon is very hungry! And he's not going to stop until he's gulped down almost the entire kingdom, knight's ar... More

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    1st October 2010

    Pull-Back Busy Bug Book

    The insect kingdom is brought to life in this fantastic new book with a pull-back toy for little children to enjoy. Chil... More

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    1st August 2018

    Tom's Magnificent Machines

    A magical, captivating picture book about the power of love between a son and his father Tom and his dad are goo... More

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    7th February 2019

    Kiss the Crocodile

    A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play! Dow... More

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    7th February 2019

    Kiss the Crocodile

    A story which introduces a brand-new GAME ... a game all little monkeys, tortoises and anteaters will want to play! Dow... More

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