Teeth, Tails and Tentacles by Christopher Wormell


Teeth, Tails and Tentacles by Christopher Wormell

The celebrated picture book from illustrator Christopher Wormell is now available for the first time in an appealing board book format that's perfect for toddler hands. With every page of this eye-catching board book, children and their parents will delight in counting their way through the animal kingdom, from one rhino horn to twenty barnacles on a humpback whale. Christopher Wormell's compelling and colourful artwork has won him admirers amongst children and adults alike. His first book for children, An Alphabet of Animals , started as a series of simple and colourful lino-cut illustrations for his son, and eventually grew into a book that took the prestigious Graphics Prize at the Bologna International Children's Book Fair in 1991. The New Alphabet of Animals , published by Running Press in 2002, won critical acclaim for the sheer force of its artistry.


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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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22 pages
Interest Age: 18 months to 5 years


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Publication date

7th February 2006



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