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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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2010
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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
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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
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