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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?

ebook of the month
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?

ebook of the month

Other books by Emma Chichester Clark

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!

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?

ebook of the month
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.

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