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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!

Baby and Toddler

Author: 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?

Baby and Toddler

Author: 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

What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo?

What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo?

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! A heart-warming story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning, renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Lily and Blue Kangaroo are the best of friends and when Lily doesn't know what to do next she often asks, `What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?' But Blue Kangaroo doesn't always know, so he says nothing. But one day, in a crisis, Blue Kangaroo has to work out what to do all by himself...

Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2019

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! A heart-warming story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning, renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. 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?

I'll Show You, Blue Kangaroo

I'll Show You, Blue Kangaroo

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2019

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! A heart-warming story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning, renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Lily and Blue Kangaroo are inseparable. Whatever Lily does, Blue Kangaroo is there to see. But sometimes he wishes he wasn't, because Lily has started to show off. I'll show you, Blue Kangaroo! she says. Then one day Lily goes too far...

Melrose and Croc Go To Town Band 06/Orange

Melrose and Croc Go To Town Band 06/Orange

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Little Green Croc is excited to go into town - but it's very busy out there and Melrose is keen to remind him they should stick together! This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children who are making friends. Melrose and Croc 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. A story map on pages 26 and 27 supports children in recapping the main events in the story. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Melrose and Croc Friends For Life Band 06/Orange

Melrose and Croc Friends For Life Band 06/Orange

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Melrose and Croc discuss all the reasons they are all the very best of friends. From the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series, these adorable characters will soon be your best friends too! Melrose and Croc are the best of friends. They love all the things about each other that make them who they are. So when Melrose or Croc feels that nothing they do is good enough, they always know how to cheer each other up - it's easy: they remind one another of ALL the different things that make them special - unique and totally loveable! The universal theme of friendship and understanding is sure to touch every heart, as Melrose and Croc show how to love others and also yourself. A summary of the attributes that each character likes about the other on pages 26 and 27 supports children in recapping the main events in the story. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea Band 09/Gold

Melrose and Croc Beside the Sea Band 09/Gold

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Join best friends Melrose and Croc for a day of sunshine and laughter beside the sea! This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children who are making friends. Little Green Croc is in a snappy mood, but Melrose knows that a guessing game and a trip to the seaside will soon have his favourite friend smiling again. This charming picture book is full of sunshine, brightly capturing the warmth of true friendship. Wonderfully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, it's a perfect addition to the Melrose and Croc series. A summary on pages 26 and 27 of the clues that Melrose gives Croc provides support for children in recapping the story. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

Melrose and Croc Find A Smile Band 06/Orange

Melrose and Croc Find A Smile Band 06/Orange

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2019

Melrose has lost his smile - will Little Green Croc help him to find it again? This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children who are making friends. When Melrose loses his smile, he worries that he won't be able to find it again. But Little Green Croc takes him to the countryside and sure enough, his smile returns! A heart-warming tale about the power of friendship. A story map on pages 26 and 27 supports children in recapping the main events in the story. Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

It Was You! Blue Kangaroo

It Was You! Blue Kangaroo

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! Another heart warming story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning, renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. Lily and Blue Kangaroo are inseparable. Wherever Lily goes, Blue Kangaroo goes too. But Lily is not always fair and blames Blue Kangaroo when she is naughty. One day Lily is very bad indeed and Blue Kangaroo is taken away until he learns how to behave... but will he?

Come to School too, Blue Kangaroo!

Come to School too, Blue Kangaroo!

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/06/2018

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! The eighth title in this hugely popular series featuring Lily and her loveable soft toy sees the inseparable duo starting at a new school with surprising results. When Lily starts at a new school she asks Blue Kangaroo to come too. Lily thinks Blue Kangaroo is worried about going but, secretly, he can't wait to explore and try new things - which is just as well, because the fun lasts even longer than he expected... A reassuring story for children starting school.

When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!

When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo!

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

How the friendship of a lifetime began! The ninth title in this hugely popular series featuring Lily and her loveable soft toy. When Lily gets a new baby brother, she soon discovers that it's not easy learning new things and helping to look after someone so small. But then Grandma brings her a very special surprise; someone who also needs to be cared for - Blue Kangaroo! And from the moment that Lily and Blue Kangaroo meet it is love!

Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!

Merry Christmas, Blue Kangaroo!

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2017

Lily and Blue Kangaroo - a friendship forever! A heart warming festive story featuring Lily and her much-loved toy, Blue Kangaroo, from award-winning, renowned illustrator, Emma Chichester Clark. It's Christmas Eve, and Lily is excitedly wondering if Father Christmas will come. She has made cards for everyone, helped to decorate the house and put presents under the tree. This one is just for you, Blue Kangaroo! she says. Just for me! thinks Blue Kangaroo. But Blue Kangaroo doesn't have a present for Lily, and he lies awake worrying. Is there anyone who might be able to help?

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.

Love Is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story

Love Is My Favourite Thing A Plumdog Story

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2015

Plum has lots of favourite things: catching sticks, her bear, her bed - but really LOVE is her absolute favourite thing. She loves her family, and they love her. But trouble loves Plum too; sometimes she just can't help doing slightly naughty things. Will everyone still love Plum then? 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. This picture book story is the first Plumdog book for children.

Alice in Wonderland Band 16/Sapphire

Alice in Wonderland Band 16/Sapphire

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2015

A brand new Alice for children today to enjoy, beautifully retold and illustrated by multi-award-winning author Emma Chichester Clark, which captures the original tale faithfully and loyally but with makes it accessible for a whole new generation. * Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Every night Blue Kangaroo falls fast asleep, cuddled in Lily's arms. But as new toy animals start arriving, Blue Kangaroo worries that there just isn't enough room for him anymore. When he goes missing, Lily looks everywhere for him and it turns out none of the other toys mean as much to her as her first and favourite Blue Kangaroo.

Piper

Piper

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Piper is a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. His mother told him to always obey his master, and he does his best to follow her advice. But when his grim new master treats Piper badly, he is terrified and runs away. Will his humble, quiet courage be better appreciated in the big city?

Lulu and the Treasure Hunt

Lulu and the Treasure Hunt

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2013

Come on down to Wagtail Town where every day is an adventure! The second title in this brilliant new series for pre-schoolers, featuring loveable dog characters. From the highly-regarded, award-winning creator of Blue Kangaroo, Emma Chichester Clark. Lulu is very excited about the New Tricks School treasure hunt. She can't wait to go-go-go and find a clue, but she has promised to look after little Bonnie who can't run very fast. What will Lulu do when she has to choose between staying with Bonnie or finding a clue? And who will find the treasure? An energetic series, exploring first experiences, set in a captivating town full of dogs from around the world. Will bring joy to canine-crazy readers! Also look out for the brilliant first Wagtail Town story: Lulu and the Best Cake Ever!

Lulu and The Best Cake Ever

Lulu and The Best Cake Ever

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Come on down to Wagtail Town where every day is an adventure! A brilliant new series for young children from the highly-regarded, award-winning creator of Blue Kangaroo, Emma Chichester Clark. Lulu is a little dog with BIG ideas. So when the New Tricks School cake competition is announced she is sure she can make the best cake ever and WIN! But when her cake doesn't look quite like it should, it's up to her best friend, Alfie, to remind her that there are more important things than winning...

Plum and Rabbit and Me

Plum and Rabbit and Me

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

The third book about gorgeous toddler bear, Humber, and his family. From the highly-regarded creator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. Humber likes his little sister Plum - but not all the time, especially when she takes his things. It's not fair! he tells Mum, but when he takes matters into his own hands, Humber goes a ittle bit too far... Humber and Plum's world is immediately engaging - funny and poignant - full of joy and tantrums, but above all, completely familiar to young toddlers and their parents.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2009

Emma Chichester-Clark brings a new humour and warmth to the beloved story of naughty Goldilocks. When the three bears go for a family stroll while their porridge cools, naughty little Goldilocks sees her chance to sneak into their house and play amongst the bears' things. But what will happen when the bears return? This tale of delightful impudence is sure to charm every young reader. Emma Chichester-Clark's trademark charming illustrations make her retelling of the classic folk tale of Goldilocks' misadventures with the three bears a true book to treasure.

My Baby Sister

My Baby Sister

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

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.

Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten

Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2009

In the nursery rhyme the spider frightened Miss Muffet away. Well, not this time! The spider asks her to stay, and to be polite she does. And then come the animals: two, three, four, five- bearing gifts and delicacies and decorations. But why? Find out in this riotous new paperback picture book by one of Britain's most acclaimed illustrators.

Mummy and Me

Mummy and Me

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Gorgeous new bear character from the highly-regarded creator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc. The first book in a wonderful new series exploring the experiences of the very young through the eyes of the irrepressibly endearing Humber the bear. Humber's mum is the centre of his world and he loves doing so many different things with her. But one day Humber's mum is busy and doesn't have time for him, so Humber decides he can be busy too! Emma Chichester Clark's exquisite illustrations and wonderfully acute observations evoke a captivating world that both young children and their parents will instantly recognise.

A Hero's Birthday

A Hero's Birthday

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008

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?

Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!

Happy Birthday, Blue Kangaroo!

Baby and Toddler

Author: 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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Eliza and the Moonchild

Eliza and the Moonchild

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2008

A small moonchild tires of his white, white moon surroundings and whizzes down to earth only to find it a shadow-dark place without colour. He meets Eliza, who reassures him that the morning will bring colour, and together they watch the sun rise while the little girl paints all they see. The moonchild returns home with their picture and the paintbox which he uses to bring colour to his world too. A life-affirming book from this award-winning artist.

Go To Town

Go To Town

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2007

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.

Beside the Sea

Beside the Sea

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2007

Join best friends Melrose and Croc for a day of sunshine and laughter beside the sea! This glowing picture book from the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series is perfect for sharing with little children making friends. Little Green Croc is in a snappy mood, but Melrose knows that a guessing game and a trip to the seaside will soon have his favourite friend smiling again. This charming picture book is full of sunshine, brightly capturing the warmth of true friendship. Wonderfully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, it's a perfect addition to the Melrose and Croc series.

We Are Not Fond of Rat Band 02b/Red B

We Are Not Fond of Rat Band 02b/Red B

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2006

Poor Rat! No one wants to be his friend. But when the other animals see how sad he is, they all try to make him feel better. This gentle rhyming story is written and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. * Red / Band 2B - A rhyming story * Text type - Fiction * The focus phonemes in this book are qu, th (them) and ch. Other phonemes practised are sh, th (thin), ng, ee, z, w, oo (look), ie (lie) and y. * A story plan on the final spread allows children the opportunity to recap and discuss the story. * This story is paired with the non-fiction recount on a similar theme: Red 2B Feelings by Monica Hughes. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Friends For Life

Friends For Life

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2006

Melrose and Croc return in style in this beautiful picture book adventure, all about being the very best of friends. From the creator of the Blue Kangaroo series, these adorable characters will soon be your best friends too! Melrose and Croc are the best of friends. They love all the things about each other that make them who they are. So when Melrose or Croc feels that nothing they do is good enough, they always know how to cheer each other up - it's easy: they remind one another of ALL the different things that make them special - unique and totally loveable! The universal theme of friendship and understanding is sure to touch every heart, as Melrose and Croc show how to love others and also yourself.

Find A Smile

Find A Smile

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2006

Find a smile with Melrose and Croc - the new picturebook stars from the creator of Blue Kangaroo. When Melrose loses his smile, he worries that he won't be able to find it again. But Little Green Croc takes him to the countryside and sure enough, his smile returns! A heart-warming tale about the power of friendship.

Melrose and Croc

Melrose and Croc

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2005

Two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series. An adorable golden labrador and a tiny tiny crocodile make the unlikeliest of friends, but their adventures through everyday experiences will make them an endearing duo for parents and children alike. This heartwarming story tells the tale of how the two friends first meet as lonely newcomers to a city at Christmas. All fans of Lily and Blue Kangaroo are sure to warm to these charming friends.

Up In Heaven

Up In Heaven

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2004

Elderly Daisy can't keep up with Arthur any more, and then one day she wakes up to find herself in heaven! How marvellous - now she no longer feels tired or ill, and she can run as fast as she used to! But she worries about Arthur because he is so miserable, and so she sends him dreams to show him where she is, and how happy she is now. One of the questions children regularly ask is: 'Do dogs go to heaven?' This unusual book provides the dog's answer, with the sure lightness of touch and deft storytelling that we have come to expect from this author: it may well move you to tears.

Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Where are You, Blue Kangaroo?

Baby and Toddler

Author: 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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I Love You, Blue Kangaroo

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo

Author: Emma Chichester Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2000

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...

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