Watch Out for Sprouts! by Simon Bartram
  

Watch Out for Sprouts!

Written by Simon Bartram

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Every hectic spread is packed with doodles, poems and titbits of trivial advice and information. In both words and pictures it offers a feast of tantalising material which encourages speculation and enquiry. There are poems about Dad, Sausages and, perhaps inevitably in a collection of this kind – toilets. But the fun is good and clean, nonetheless.

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Synopsis

Watch Out for Sprouts! by Simon Bartram

A completely original and extraordinary collection of poems, doodles and illustrations. Simon Bartram is able to express the alarmingly original thoughts capering about his mind in an extremely likeable fashion. Whether talking about family relationships or puddle worlds, schoolwork (eaten by the dog) or sausage categories, Simon perfectly captures the curiosity, irreverent humour and Sunday afternoons of childhood.

There are people for whom the word POETRY conjures up feelings of boredom, confusion or the sudden desire for bacon sandwiches. To these people, we say, simply, 'Simon Bartram'.

Reviews

"A new talent amongst picture book creators." Books For Keeps

"Big, bold, wonderfully detailed illustrations." The Guardian

About the Author

Simon Bartram

Simon was our Guest Editor in September 2010. Click here to see all his selections.

Simon Bartram is one of the most talented picture book illustrators and authors working today. He realised very early on that he wanted to be an illustrator as he always loved drawing and was an avid consumer of comics. His  first illustration was for Roy of the Rovers when he was eleven. He graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a  first class degree in illustration in 1990, and his art style is heavily in uenced by artists such as Peter Blake, Stanley Spencer and Reg Cartwright. Simon has been shortlisted for several major illustration awards including The Mother Goose in 1999 and the Kate Greenaway Award twice.

This is what the Art Director at Templar, his publisher, has said about him:

'Simon is wonderfully bonkers, and as British as a mini pork pie. he is a unique voice in children's publishing and his books have a refreshingly 'real' heart and natural character. He's one of the best British illustrators in the universe!'

Simon is a mad keen football fan and supporter of Sunderland. He lives in
Newcastle with his wife Nicola and their son. Simon’s other books for Templar include: Pumpkin Moon, A Winter’s Tale, Dougal’s Deep-Sea Diary, The Alien Spotters Guide and Watch Out for Sprouts.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
112 pages
Interest Age: 3+ years

Author

Simon Bartram
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Author's Website

www.simonbartram.com

Publisher

Templar Publishing

Publication date

1st September 2006

ISBN

9781840113884

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