Jim Field Biography
Jim Field is a lead-driven, pencil-pushing, 25-frames-per-second Led Zeppelin fan. He is also a hugely talented illustrator and animation director. His first picture book Cats Ahoy!
won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award. He has since illustrated a string of bestselling, multi-award-winning children's books, including Oi Frog!
and The Lion Inside
, as well as young fiction series Rabbit and Bear
Jim grew up in Farnborough and loved drawing from a very young age, eventually going on to study animation at Hull School of Art and Design. He now lives in Paris with his wife and daughter. He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee. Jim Field Facts
In 2013 Jim designed and art-directed the interactive children's exhibition ‘Journey to Space' at the Discover Children's Story Centre in London.
Jim has been chosen as the illustrator for World Book Day 2018. He has worked again with author Kes Gray
on the Oi books and is delighted that Oi Goat!
has been selected as one of the World Book Day titles.Our favourite Jim Field Book Characters
Dog - from the Oi! book
Malcolm - from AniMalcolm
Barry Bennett - from The Parent AgencyOur favourite Jim Field Book Quotes
“It felt like the scariest thing he could do...But if you want things to change, you first have to change you.” (The Lion Inside
"It's very simple, really. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools, gophers sit on sofas, and frogs sit on logs." (Oi Frog