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Owen Davey - Author

About the Author

Owen grew up near Brighton and recently graduated from University College Falmouth, gaining a First in Illustration. He describes his style as contemporary and nostalgic and likes to use a palette of warm, muted colours.

Foxly's Feast is his debut picture book, and it has already been ‘Highly Commended’ by the 2009 Macmillan Children’s Book Prize (This is a prize for illustration students, previously won by Sara Fanelli and Lucy Cousins).

He is an award-winning freelance illustrator, living & working in the UK. His work has been published in every continent (except Antarctica), with picture books published in the UK, America, Australia, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Portugal, China & South Korea.

Featured books by Owen Davey

Other books by Owen Davey

Obsessive About Octopuses

Obsessive About Octopuses

Author: Owen Davey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Dive into this fascinating illustrated guide all about the aliens of the deep. From the truly terrifying giant Pacific octopus to the inventive common octopus, find out where they live, what they eat and how we can protect them.

My First Pop-Up Dinosaurs 15 Incredible Pop-Ups

My First Pop-Up Dinosaurs 15 Incredible Pop-Ups

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2019

Celebrate the world of dinosaurs in this alphabet of exquisite pop-ups. From the allosaurus to the zuniceratops, discover dinosaurs great and small in this prehistoric pop-up alphabet. Featuring a selection of popular, unusual and incredible dinosaurs, with illustrations from the award-winning Owen Davey, this is a stylish treasury perfect for any dinosaur fan.

Fanatical About Frogs

Fanatical About Frogs

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2019

Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail, and in between is about every colour and size you can imagine! Leap into this fascinating illustrated guide to the most diverse amphibians in the world, from the lumbering common toad to the beautiful but deadly poison dart frog.

Bonkers about Beetles

Bonkers about Beetles

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Did you know that there are roughly 400,000 different species of beetles? These incredible creatures make up about 25% of all animals on our planet! Beetles are superbly adapted to life in various climates across the world, wherever trees and flowers are found. From the mighty Goliath beetle to the beautiful iridescent scarab beetle, this captivating and stunningly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know about these fascinating insects.

Crazy About Cats

Crazy About Cats

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Did you know that the fishing cat has partially webbed paws for catching fish? Or that pumas can leap over 15 feet into trees? There are roughly 38 species of cats today, each one superbly adapted to their environment - whether that be in the rainforest or the desert! This captivating and stunningly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know about our feline friends.

Smart About Sharks

Smart About Sharks

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2016

It's time to learn about the sea's most feared (and most misunderstood) residents: sharks! Owen Davey returns to nonfiction to explain the mysteries of those denizens of the deep. Some are deadly, others are less so, but all of them are fascinating creatures. Exciting and detailed illustrations fill the page and educate young readers about these thrilling residents of the sea. Davey's whimsical text and eye-popping imagery saw his previous book win the affection of the Wall Street Journal, Smart About Sharks is sure to have teeth!

Mad about Monkeys

Mad about Monkeys

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2015

With over 250 species inhabiting our planet, this book explores the many different types of monkeys from the smallest Pygmy Marmoset to the largest Mandrill, and provides all the facts you wanted to know and more. Discover where monkeys come from, how they swing from tree to tree, and why they fight and play with each other. After reading this beautifully illustrated book, you'll soon be raving mad about monkeys!

Laika the Astronaut

Laika the Astronaut

Author: Owen Davey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Laika is a homeless stray living on the streets of Moscow when she is picked by the Space Programme to be the first ever animal launched into orbit! But her rocket disappears and everyone thinks Laika is lost forever. Now you'll discover in Owen Davey's imaginative story that Laika was rescued by a loving new owner and found her true home on a planet far, far away.

Knight Night

Knight Night

Author: Owen Davey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Going to bed is an exciting quest for one little boy in this charming tale. It might seem like he's going upstairs, brushing his teeth and climbing into bed, but actually he's riding through the forest, jumping over crocodiles and scaling the castle wall - no wonder he's exhausted and falls straight to sleep!

Foxly's Feast

Foxly's Feast

Author: Owen Davey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2012

Foxly is hunting for things to include in his feast. He visits the farmyard, the fish pond and the rabbit's burrow. It looks like the animals are in danger, but there's more to Foxly than meets the eye!

Knight Night

Knight Night

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Going to bed is a great adventure for one little boy in this charming tale. It might seem like he's putting his toys away, brushing his teeth and climbing into bed, but actually he's riding through a hallway forest, jumping over bathroom crocodiles and climbing a castle wall - no wonder he is exhausted and falls straight to sleep.

Foxly's Feast

Foxly's Feast

Author: Owen Davey Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Foxly is hunting for things to include in his feast. He visits the farmyard, the fish pond and the rabbit's burrow. It looks like the animals are in danger, but there's more to Foxly than meets the eye!

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