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Yuval Zommer - Author

About the Author

Yuval Zommer graduated from London’s Royal College of Art with an MA in Illustration. He has worked as a creative director at many leading advertising agencies. 

Yuval’s passion for picture books has now won, and he is the author/illustrator of many highly acclaimed children’s books. Yuval lives and works in an old house in Notting Hill where he overlooks a small garden which is visited by urban foxes, squirrels, birds and many insects, some of which later find their way into his stories. His other favourite places are The Natural History Museum and the Zoo. 

Yuval has won the Heart of Hawick’s Children’s Book Award 2015 in the best new picture book category and his work has been nominated for the SLA Information Book Award 2017 and the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Read a Q&A with the author on the World Book Day site here.

 

Featured books by Yuval Zommer

Other books by Yuval Zommer

The Tree That's Meant to Be

The Tree That's Meant to Be

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2019

A gorgeous Christmas picture book that's destined to become a festive classic. A little fir tree is too small and too imperfect to be chosen at Christmas time. But being left alone in the forest brings more rewards than the tree could ever have hoped for . . . This is a charming and classic-feeling Christmas picture book with a heartfelt message about love and embracing what makes us different. Families will love sharing the story and talking about kindness, generosity, and the true meaning of Christmas. Award-winning author Yuval Zommer puts the living world at the heart of his powerful storytelling.

The Big Sticker Book of the Blue

The Big Sticker Book of the Blue

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Following on from the hugely successful The Big Book of the Blue comes this nonfiction sticker activity book that brings the marine world alive in a creative way. Taking fascinating facts as its starting point, the activities in the book invite children to draw, colour and play games with all manner of ocean wildlife, inspiring children's interest in nature as they play. Sid the Sardine accompanies readers throughout the book, explaining the 20+ activities and games as he swims along. Yuval Zommer's rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest sea-creatures and make fantastic stickers for children to use in their drawings and to complete games and puzzles with.

The Big Sticker Book of Birds

The Big Sticker Book of Birds

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

This book is jam-packed with more stickers than a peacock can shake its feathers at. You'll discover birds that soar, hunt, waddle and show off and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: * Design a hoopoe's crown * Stick the right egg in the nest * Play a game of Blackbird Bingo

The Big Book of Birds

The Big Book of Birds

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Why is a flamingo pink? Can a parrot talk? Is a bald eagle really bald? This follow-up to the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts and The Big Book of the Blue answers these questions and many more. It opens with introductory spreads explaining how to recognize different bird's eggs, the bird family tree, why different species of birds have different beaks and feathers, and why some birds migrate and travel vast distances every year. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with various habitats, are dedicated to specific varieties of bird, including hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, albatrosses and red-crowned cranes. Some will teach children how to spot different birds within a specific variety, for example how to differentiate the American robin from the European robin. Others explore bird habitats, for example showing how birds adapt to live in cities. Finally, the book invites young bird spotters to protect birds where they live and make their gardens bird friendly. This is a big, beautiful book to look at again and again.

Big Brown Bear's Cave

Big Brown Bear's Cave

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/03/2018

The Big Sticker Book of Beasts

The Big Sticker Book of Beasts

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

This book is jam-packed with more stickers than there are warts on a warthog. You'll discover beasts that growl, prowl, claw and roar and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: - Design your own beaver dam - Stick ants on the armadillos' tongues - Play a game of Guess Whose Paw Prints?

The Big Sticker Book of Bugs

The Big Sticker Book of Bugs

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2017

This book is jam-packed with more stickers than a centipede can shake its legs at. You'll discover bugs that creep, crawl, wriggle and fly and have all sorts of fun sticking them throughout the book. But wait, there's more! You can also: - Design your own butterfly - Stick flies on the picnic - Play a game of Bugs in a Rug

Big Brown Bear's Cave

Big Brown Bear's Cave

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Big Brown Bear's new cave just doesn't feel like home, so he fills it with all kinds of STUFF. Soon there is SO much stuff there is no room to stretch or scratch or do any of the things that Big Brown Bears generally like to do. And there is definitely no room for his friends to come and visit. Something's got to give! A funny story with an important message about the value of friendship. From the creator of the hugely popular One Hundred Bones and One Hundred Sausages.

Big Brown Bear's Cave

Big Brown Bear's Cave

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Big Brown Bear's new cave just doesn't feel right, so he fills it with all kinds of STUFF. Soon there is no room to stretch or scratch and no room for his friends to come and visit - something's got to give!

The Big Book of Beasts

The Big Book of Beasts

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2017

WINNER of the 2018 4-11 Picture Book Awards (Non-Fiction 4-7 category) Nominated for the 2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal This book opens with introductory spreads explaining that beasts are wild animals that can't be tamed and gives tips on how to spot them in their natural habitats. Subsequent spreads, illustrated with scenic compositions, are dedicated to specific beasts, including armadillos, bears, tigers and the Tasmanian Devil. Later spreads approach the world of beasts thematically, looking at mythical beasts, Ice-Age beasts, beasts on your street and how to save beasts in danger. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts.

One Hundred Sausages

One Hundred Sausages

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Scruff just can't resist sausages . . . salami, pepperoni, chorizo . . . he simply loves them all. But gate-crashing barbecues and hanging around outside the local butcher's shop is not making him the most popular dog in town. Then one day, disaster strikes! There's a break-in at the butcher's - and ALL THE SAUSAGES are stolen! Neither the policeman, nor the mayor, nor the butcher can trace the sausage thieves. There's only one thing for it; Scruff will have to sniff them out! After a lot of twists and turns, Scruff's sniffing talents and bravery win the day - and Scruff and his chums are rewarded with a slap-up meal at a posh restaurant. Guess what's on the menu - SAUSAGES! Yuvall's debut picture book, The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, published by Templar in 2014, was nominated for the 'Heart of Hawick' Children's Book Award 2015, in the best new picture book category, as well as for the 'Read It Again!' Cambridgeshire Children's Book Award 2015, for best debut by an author/illustrator.

One Hundred Sausages

One Hundred Sausages

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Scruff just can't resist sausages . . . salami, pepperoni, chorizo . . . he simply loves them all. But gate-crashing barbecues and hanging around outside the local butcher's shop is not making him the most popular dog in own. Then one day, disaster strikes! There's a break-in at the butcher's - and ALL THE SAUSAGES are stolen! Neither the policeman, nor the mayor, nor the butcher can trace the sausage thieves. There's only one thing for it; Scruff will have to sniff them out! After a lot of twists and turns, Scruff's sniffing talents and bravery win the day - and Scruff and his chums are rewarded with a slap-up meal at a posh restaurant. Guess what's on the menu - SAUSAGES! Yuvall's debut picture book, The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, published by Templar in 2014, was nominated for the 'Heart of Hawick' Children's Book Award 2015, in the best new picture book category, as well as for the 'Read It Again!' Cambridgeshire Children's Book Award 2015, for best debut by an author/illustrator.

The Big Book of Bugs

The Big Book of Bugs

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-crawlies and life cycles, how bugs hide and show off and how some bugs love to live in your home. The text is chatty, funny and full of amazing facts.

One Hundred Bones

One Hundred Bones

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Scruff the dog is a stray, who just loves to dig. It doesn't make him the most popular dog in the neighbourhood. But when he sniffs out a pile of old bones, he gets all the neighbourhood dogs to help him. They uncover not one, not two, not three... but 100 bones. It is the most exciting dinosaur discovery of all time! Scruff's find wins him new friends and a new home. A heart-warming story about an underdog who comes out on top.

One Hundred Bones

One Hundred Bones

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

Scruff the dog is a stray, who just loves to dig. It doesn't make him the most popular dog in the neighbourhood. But when he sniffs out a pile of old bones, he gets all the neighbourhood dogs to help him. They uncover not one, not two, not three... but 100 bones and make the most exciting dinosaur discovery of all time! Scruff's find wins him new friends and a new home. A heart-warming story about an underdog who comes out on top.

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

The Big Blue Thing on the Hill

Author: Yuval Zommer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2014

An outstanding debut picture book from author and artist Yuval Zommer. When the Big Blue Thing (a camper van to us humans) arrives on Howling Hill, the local wildlife all agree it has to go. First the wolves try to scare it away,then the bears, boars and foxes have a go. Finally, the wise owls suggest sending the smallest critters - the insects - to do the job. A cloud of bees, flies and dragonflies make sure that the Big Blue Thing runs away at top speed!

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