Mice, Morals and Monkey Business by Christopher Wormell


Mice, Morals and Monkey Business by Christopher Wormell

Award-winning illustrator Christopher Wormell brings his vivid artwork to the classic Aesops Fables, a cornerstone of childrens literature, in a visual feast to delight both children and adults. Gorgeous linoleum block prints illustrate a key moment in the story, highlighting the moral printed in Wormells hand-cut typeface on the opposite page. This simple approach encourages parent-child interaction through storytelling, while an appendix provides each tale in more detail, along with a thumbnail of the illustration. Wormells childrens books are so beautiful that they double as adult art and gift books.


The New Alphabet of Animals is simply magnificent. A very satisfying strength lies throughout this book. Times Educational Supplement The best present for the smallest people you know is definitely Teeth, Tails and Tentacles, Christopher Wormell's exquisite volume of linoleum-block prints. Independent on Sunday

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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64 pages
Interest Age: 4-8


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Publication date

17th August 2005



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