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Jess Stockham

  • 5 stars across 58 books
    Traditional Fairy Tale modernised by Child's Play.


    Illustrator biography:

    Jess grew up in a large family in a small village a few miles north of London. As a child she loved making stuff, drawing and painting, riding her bike, and generally messing about. She especially remembers spending happy holidays by the Norfolk coast with her cousins, collecting pebbles, building sandcastles and reading piles of old comics when it rained.

    After she left school, she did an art foundation course, moved to Yorkshire, got married and had a family. She continued to draw and paint until, with a few ups and downs and lucky breaks, she somehow became a full-time illustrator in the 1990s. In 2008 she won the Early Years Award for a board book called `Tucking In' and to date she has illustrated over 50 books for children.

    Jess has recently taken time out to go to University to study fine art, graduating in June 2016 with a first-class honours degree. She is now returning to illustration with her debut author-illustrated picture book, the Big Red Rock. As far back as she can remember she has always loved children's picture books, especially ones that made her laugh, with simple pictures and a strong story. She tries to reflect this in her work, creating characters and situations that can tell a simple story as funnily as possible.

    Jess now lives in Monmouthshire and is still making stuff, drawing and painting and sometimes collecting pebbles.
    28th July 2016

    Beauty and the Beast

    A beautiful Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, exciting activities and colouring pages and a gorgeous eight-card 3D colour... More

    (11 reviews)
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    1st June 2014

    Cinderella

    A beautifully illustrated picture book that brings new life to the classic tale. Meet Cinderella, a young girl with a wi... More

    (10 reviews)
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    1st January 2013

    Little Red Riding Hood

    A beloved fairy tale, retold for young children in classic picture book format. Arriving at Granny's cottage, Little Red... More

    (8 reviews)
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    5th April 2007

    Together

    Have you noticed how being with your best friend makes your day that little bit brighter? Mousse and Nut love playing to... More

    (5 reviews)
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    1st July 2005

    Stone Soup

    A traditional folktale retold for beginner readers ready to tackle slightly more complicated storylines and sentence str... More

    (2 reviews)
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    30th November 2017

    The Big Red Rock

    When Bif finds a big red rock blocking his way, he decides it has to go. But how? Nothing he tries will move it. Bif's ... More

    (2 reviews)
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    1st September 2017

    Princess and the Pea

    When a sensitive prince searches far and wide for a bride but finds no princess as tender-hearted as he is, he can hardl... More

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    8th February 2018

    Town Mouse, Country Mouse

    Finding the true meaning of home... Rediscover Aesop's classic fable with this rhyming peep-through picture book. Richa... More

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    9th August 2018

    Making Friends

    Two children become friends.... More

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