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Neal Layton - Illustrator

Neal Layton has illustrated over forty books for children, including Poo, Extreme Animals, What's Eating You? and Just the Right Size. Neal uses all sorts of different media to make his illustrations: pencils, paint, pens, ink, pieces of collage, biros, photocopiers, cameras, a computer, bits of stick, old toothbrushes, dough, hair, leaves, anything that comes to hand… His books have won the Smarties Prize and been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards and the Booktrust Early Years Award. Neal lives in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Neal Layton

Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Neal Layton
Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a picture book that takes a simple idea and follows it to a superbly irrational logical conclusion....
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Format: Paperback | Released 13/07/2017
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in the branches, the next page reveals a drey with squirrel...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Reader ReviewedUncle Gobb and the Green Heads
Michael Rosen - illustrated by Neal Layton
In a nutshell: Really? An Uncle Gobb story in a nutshell? You're having a laugh | Malcolm, his best friend Crackersnacker and Malcolm's awful homework-obsessed, bean counting (unless it's literal bean counting – see page 1) Uncle Gobb of Gobb...
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Format: Hardback | Released 09/02/2017
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Danny McGee Drinks the Sea
Andy Stanton - illustrated by Neal Layton
December 2016 Book of the Month Andy Stanton, that maestro of absurdity, teams up with Neal Layton, an illustrator who also has a direct line to preposterousness, to create a picture book that takes a simple idea and follows it...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Neal Layton
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, August 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the valley behind the house where he lives. But his mum...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/08/2016
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The Tree
Neal Layton
A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It's tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold'. A close-up shows a nest up in the branches, the next page reveals a drey with squirrel...
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Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
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Reader ReviewedUncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen - illustrated by Neal Layton
Malcom's Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework'. When Gobb Education starts taking over their school, and Uncle Gobb sets up the dread ‘Dread Shed' in their playground,...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
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Where the Bugaboo Lives
Sean Taylor - illustrated by Neal Layton
Julia Eccleshare's Book of the Month, July 2015 Brilliantly conceived, this hugely attractive picture book is also a sophisticated ‘chose your own adventure'. Floyd wants to go exploring down the valley behind the house where he lives. But his mum...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/07/2015
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Reader ReviewedUncle Gobb and the Dread Shed
Michael Rosen - illustrated by Neal Layton
One of our Books of the Year 2015 - June 2015 Book of the Month Malcom's Uncle Gobb is really irritating, and not just because he keeps shouting ‘the boy needs to do more homework'. When Gobb Education starts taking...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/06/2015
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Emily Brown and the Thing
Cressida Cowell - illustrated by Neal Layton
Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit were an instant hit with children and parents everywhere when they burst onto the scene and won the 2006 Nestle prize. The book was called That Rabbit belongs to Emily Brown. Here is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown
Cressida Cowell - illustrated by Neal Layton
By the bestselling author of the How to Train Your Dragon series comes a reissue of the classic tale of Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit called Stanley. Emily Brown's toy rabbit is so charming that the queen decides...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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