Off to the Fair by Christopher Wormell


Off to the Fair by Christopher Wormell

Mrs Elephant, Mrs Walrus and Mr Bear are off to town again; this time to go to the fair. But they keep seeing other attractions that take their fancy - shops, a caf-, the park, the cinema. When they finally arrive the fair is closed for the night and everyone has gone home. Bitterly disappointed (especially Mr Bear) the animals decide to sleep outside the fair, until they are let in by the man who unlocks the gates in the morning.

About the Author

Christopher Wormell

Christopher Wormell was born in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, in 1955. On leaving school in 1973 he studied painting with his father while working at numerous temporary of part time jobs.

In 1982, inspired by the work of Thomas Bewick, Reynolds Stone and Charles Tunnicliffe among others, he took up wood engraving. He became a full time illustrator in 1984 and began writing and illustrating his own picture books in 1999.

Recent work includes a stamp design for the Royal Mail millennium set, Neighbourhood Watch images for the Metropolitan Police Force, package designs for Waitrose and a billboard poster campaign for Adnams Beer.

His most recent book is The Big Ugly Monster and the Little Stone Rabbit, published in the UK by Jonathan Cape in 2004.

His work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum (1998), The Fouts and Fowler Gallery, London (1990) and The Artworks Gallery, London (1994).

Christopher Wormell lives in North London with his wife, Mary and three children: Jack, Daisy and Eliza.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

2nd October 2003



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