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Marta Altes - Author

About the Author

Marta Altés loves to tell stories and her love of illustration saw her study for a degree in Graphic Design in Barcelona. Marta moved to the UK to study for an MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (the best decision she ever made!) and graduated in 2011. Her debut book for Macmillan, My Grandpa, was published in July 2012 and the author was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s 2012 Children’s Book Prize.

Marta lives in London.

Featured books by Marta Altes

My Grandpa

My Grandpa

3+ readers

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

My Grandpa is getting old. But that's how he is, and that's why I love him.

Other books by Marta Altes

Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes

Author: Marta Altes Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

'A witty, big-hearted book' - Guardian From the uniquely talented, award-winning picture book creator, Marta Altes, author of Little Monkey, comes the perfect book for Father's Day. A beautifully observed, brilliantly funny story all about time and how children and adults see it VERY differently. Perfect for busy children and tired dads everywhere! Time is a funny thing. Dad talks about it a lot, but I think I know more about time than he does. A child gives his time-starved dad some sage advice about what 'time' really means, and how to make the most of it. Wise, witty and full of acutely observed vignettes of family life, Five More Minutes is a from bestselling author-illustrator, two times CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominee and BookTrust Time to Read favourite, Marta Altes. Utterly relatable for anyone with a young family - BookTrust A wise, witty story, full of acutely observed vignettes of family life - Just Imagine

Little Monkey

Little Monkey

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

It's hard being a little monkey in a big troop, in an even bigger jungle - and this little monkey has had enough of always missing out! She's off to climb to the top of the tallest tree in the jungle and she's going to do it all on her own. Except that there's someone following close behind. Someone with claws and stripes and rather sharp teeth . . . Little Monkey is a beautiful, funny and empowering picture book from renowned author/illustrator, Marta Altes. Little Monkey shows us that the world is a big, wild and wonderful place where anything is possible.

Mwnci Bach / Little Monkey

Mwnci Bach / Little Monkey

Author: Marta Altes Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2017

The King Cat

The King Cat

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around? The King Cat is a brilliantly observed, fantastically funny story about friendship, compromise and adjusting to change, from the award-winning author-illustrator Marta Altes. Perfect for families about to welcome a new baby - and cat and dog lovers alike.

Draw With Marta Altes: You Are an Artist!

Draw With Marta Altes: You Are an Artist!

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2015

If you like drawing, colouring and hundreds of stickers, then this book is for you! Based on the bestselling picture book, I Am An Artist!, this unique sticker activity book is your chance to get creative and make art with the award-winning illustrator Marta Altes. Draw With Marta Altes: You Are an Artist! is a truly exciting sticker activity book, which shows you that anyone can be an artist - it's easy - and what's more, it's a lot of fun! Packed with colourful, smart and silly ideas, plus hundreds of stickers, all designed to get you making art and making a mess. The perfect gift for aspiring artists, this book is part of a fun sticker activity book series where you get to draw, write, colour and create with your favourite artists from the world of children's books. Also available: Draw With Yasmeen Ismail: Let's Go Find a Tiger!

The King Cat

The King Cat

Author: Marta Altes Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Meet a cat who is the king of his house, until something terrible happens! Someone else arrives and they are dribbly and disgusting. Will King Cat ever get used to having a dog around? The King Cat is a brilliantly observed, fantastically funny story about friendship, compromise and adjusting to change, from the award-winning author-illustrator Marta Altes. Perfect for families about to welcome a new baby - and cat and dog lovers alike.

My New Home

My New Home

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2015

Moving to a new home can sometimes feel scary and a little bit lonely, but this little racoon soon discovers that wherever you go adventures soon follow. My New Home by author/illustrator Marta Altes is a beautiful and uplifting story about moving house, making friends and finding a new home. This warm, thoughtful and reassuring story is written from the perspective of a young child. It's perfect for children about to move house or start new school, but has a universal message for any child about the importance of kindness and acceptance when meeting someone new.

I Am An Artist

I Am An Artist

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2014

Meet the boy who can't stop creating art! He loves colours, shapes, textures and EVERYTHING inspires him: his socks, the contents of the fridge, even his cat gets a new coat (of paint!). But there's just one problem: his mum isn't quite so enthusiastic. In fact, she seems a little cross! But this boy has a plan to make his mum smile. He's about to create his finest piece yet and on a very grand scale . . . Funny, irreverent and perfect for creative children and adults, I Am An Artist by Marta Altes is a sharp, silly, fabulous book which shows that art is EVERYWHERE!

No!

No!

Author: Marta Altes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2011

Written and illustrated by a fresh new talent, this is the story of a likeable, well-meaning and irrepressible dog and the mystery surrounding his name. Simple, short and punchy, this is a picture book children (and adults) will want to read again and again.

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