Simon Prescott - Author Picture

Simon Prescott - Author

Simon Prescott first realised he had a talent for drawing when one of his masterpieces was exhibited on the 80s children’s TV classic, Wacaday. Since then he has honed his skills at the Norwich School of Art, achieving a BA in Graphic Design, and gained an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Born in Aylesbury, now living in Cambridge, Simon also spent two years hunting Moomins in Finland. In 2009 Simon was shortlisted in the Best New Illustrator category at the Booktrust Early Years Awards.

Simon Prescott on Simon Prescott:

I’m a Cambridge based Artist, illustrator and published children’s book author.

Some of my influences include Ronald Searle, Heath-Robinson, Jan Svenkmeyer, the impressionists, retro cartoons, toys and comics. I take Reference and Inspiration when making an image from many sources; film/animation, music, nature documentaries, even the street where I live.

I use a variety of mediums; Acrylic on canvas, watercolour, chalk/charcoal, lino printing, pen and ink and mixed media.

Previous commissions have included Picture Books, CD covers, information posters, educational materials, greetings cards, caricatures, portraits and Storyboard/character design.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Simon Prescott

On a Dark, Dark Night
Simon Prescott
A very simple story told with few words but wonderful images where shadows and dark shapes leap off the page as the mouse runs through the dark wood and into the streets, then into a house, down some dark, dark...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Small Mouse Big City
Simon Prescott
Shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Perfectly capturing the atmosphere and excitement of the city with dramatic perspectives and shifting cityscapes, this stylish and contemporary twist on Aesop's classic fable when country mouse goes off...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/01/2010
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Small Mouse Big City
Simon Prescott
Shortlisted for the Best Emerging Illustrator Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Perfectly capturing the atmosphere and excitement of the city with dramatic perspectives and shifting cityscapes, this stylish and contemporary twist on Aesop's classic fable when country mouse goes off...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/01/2009
Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

Loading other books by Simon Prescott...


Author Info

Author's Website

simon-prescott.com/

Did you know

At Lovereading4kids you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Simon Prescott and hundreds of other authors.


Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

Writing reviews help the children with their literacy skills and we always read the books together which gives us good quality family time!

Cat Bisland (on behalf of the Bi

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools