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Emma Chichester Clark - Author

About the Author

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. 

In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating writers such as Roald Dahl, Peter Dickinson, Anne Fine and Margaret Mahy. Emma was the first winner of the newly created Grinzane Junior Award for I Love you, Blue Kangaroo.

Emma was born in London but raised in Ireland. She started drawing "just about as soon as I could hold a pencil. But I could never find enough paper and my mother wouldn't let me use her Basildon Bond. So secretly I used to tear the blank pages out of her grown-up books and draw on them and make my own little books."

 

Featured books by Emma Chichester Clark

Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story

Love is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2017

An exuberant celebration of love, mischief and a very childlike joie-de-vivre. Emma Chichester Clark began the website Plumdog Blog in 2012, chronicling the real-life adventures of her lovable whoosell (whippet, Jack Russell and poodle cross), Plum. Emma soon gained thousands of loyal Plumdog devotees, and in 2014 a book of the blog was published by Jonathan Cape.

Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!

Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!

3+ readers

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Lily has decided - this year she will have a pink birthday. Pink invitations, pink cake and pink presents. But Blue Kangaroo is not pink! Has Lily forgotten her best friend?

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Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

3+ readers

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2001

Lily loves Blue Kangaroo, but she often loses him and sometimes Blue Kangaroo wonders if he'll ever see her again. Luckily, Lily always seems to find him, but what if one day she doesn't?

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Other books by Emma Chichester Clark

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2021

New cover relaunch of this hugely popular title in the irresistible series about Lily and her friend, Blue Kangaroo. From the highly-regarded creator of Melrose and Croc. Every night Blue Kagnaroo falls fast asleep cuddled in Lily's arms. He is her very own kangaroo. But things change when the new toy animals arrive. There just doesn't seem to be enough room for Blue Kangaroo anymore...

A Hero's Birthday

A Hero's Birthday

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2021

Melrose and Croc return in style in this beautiful picture book adventure, full of tension and drama, from the internationally renowned, award-winning author-illustrator Emma Chichester Clark. Melrose has planned a wonderful birthday for his great friend Croc: a stay at a villa by the sea, a wonderful tea and a lovely surprise. As Melrose goes out to get everything ready, Croc sits and waits, and waits. Wherever can Croc be? Finally, Croc discovers that his friend is in danger, but will he reach him in time to save him?

My Baby Sister

My Baby Sister

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2021

The second book about gorgeous toddler bear, Humber, and his family. From the highly-regarded creator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. When Humber's mum returns home from hospital, she has a little surprise for him... a baby sister, Plum! Mum's very busy taking care of the baby and she doesn't seem to have quite as much time for Humber as she used to. Can he think of a way to regain her full attention? Emma Chichester Clark's exquisite illustrations and wonderfully acute observations evoke a captivating world that both young children and their parents will instantly recognise.

Go To Town

Go To Town

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2021

Melrose and Croc are two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series, Emma Chichester Clark. Our endearing duo are thrilled to be taking an exciting trip to town. Little Green Croc just can't wait to rush off into the bright lights and bustle of the city, but the slightly more worldly-wise Melrose advises caution - the crowds are big and Croc is a very small crocodile, and if they are not careful, he might end up...LOST! Thankfully the friends are reunited for a happy ending. This entertaining urban adventure for the loveable pair is sure to amuse children and parents alike, and shows the dazzling potential of the Melrose and Croc series.

Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

3+ readers

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Illustrator: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2001

Lily loves Blue Kangaroo, but she often loses him and sometimes Blue Kangaroo wonders if he'll ever see her again. Luckily, Lily always seems to find him, but what if one day she doesn't?

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The Rescue of Bunny Wunny

The Rescue of Bunny Wunny

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A wickedly funny modern cautionary tale from Emma Chichester Clark, the highly regarded, award-winning creator of Blue Kangaroo. Introducing high-spirited Imelda and her long-suffering toy rabbit, Bunny Wunny! Imelda always gets what she wants, so when Bunny Wunny goes missing her parents let her have a real rabbit - with extremely surprising consequences! Wickedly irreverent, this stylish and contemporary take ont he cautionary tale is perfect for fans of Eloise and Madeline. Emma is one of today's foremost artists and has created a book to entice every reader.

All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

Plum loves everyone. She loves her mummy and daddy and she especially loves her best friends, Rocket, Esther, Bean and Jakey. Her favourite part of the day is when she chases her best friends around the park. But when new dogs try to join in, Plum isn't so sure. Do they really need new friends? Especially ones as big as Otto, as old as Bounder, or as tiny as Milly? In this heartwarming tale, Plum learns what it really means to be a friend and how much fun new ones can be - especially when you give them a chance.

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