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Alex Latimer - Author

About the Author

Alex Latimer is a South African writer and illustrator living in Cape Town. He has a degree in English and Philosophy and has written and illustrated for many major brands across the globe.

Alex’s picture books are quirky and fun and full of humour that appeals to both children and adults. Alex was won the Hampshire Picture Book Award, the CELI Read Aloud Book Award and has been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

When he’s not writing or drawing, Alex enjoys hiking the local mountains, swimming in the bay and the odd game of table tennis.

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Food Fight

Food Fight

Author: Alex Latimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2022

The Fruits and the Vegetables have been fighting FOREVER! But best friends Grape and Mushroom decide it's time for things to change. They meet in secret and hatch a plan to end the fighting once and for all. And so they set off on an epic journey to the very top of the fridge to ask the legendary Wise Old Cheese for help-that is, if he even exists. Join these tiny peace envoys on their courageous mission as they eventually find the solution in an unexpected place . . . A laugh-out-loud picture book about conflict resolution: 'Hilarious, Grape and Mushroom truly achieve peas on Earth.' - David Litchfield

Mole Hill

Mole Hill

Author: Alex Latimer Illustrator: Alex Latimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Oh no! Mole's mound is under threat with the arrival of a fleet of diggers. Can he stop them before his home is destroyed? With a bit of clever thinking, Mole might just manage to trick the silly trucks into believing that they could end up extinct like the dinosaurs buried in his hill.

Lula and the Sea Monster

Lula and the Sea Monster

Author: Alex Latimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Lula lives in a house next to the beach with her family. When they must leave their home to make way for a highway, Lula is desperate to protect the beach and its wildlife, but how will a small girl like her be able to do it? A chance encounter with a magical creature changes everything . . . A beautiful picture book about the relationship between humans and nature, celebrating the power that children have and how they can make a difference.

Wild Violet!

Wild Violet!

Author: Alex Latimer Illustrator: Patrick Latimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Violet is wild. She growls at the dog, draws on the walls, and slurps her cereal straight from the bowl. Violet's Gran takes her to the zoo for a relaxing trip but, after a mix-up, Violet spends the night with the monkeys and a monkey goes back with Gran. Worse still, Gran and Violet's parents don't even notice! Will there be chaos or will a lesson be learnt? A charming and hilarious story about learning to be well behaved without completely losing your wild side, from the author and illustrator team behind 'Woolf'.

Am I Yours?

Am I Yours?

Author: Alex Latimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A rhythmic, rhyming story about dinosaurs. 'Excuse me, please, but am I yours? I'm sure I am a dinosaur's!' When an icy wind pushes an egg from its nest, five friendly dinosaurs must get it home before dark. But who does the lost egg belong to? And will they figure it out in time? The stunning artwork and gentle introduction to a host of dinosaur species make this a book to be truly treasured.

Woolf

Woolf

Author: Alex Latimer Illustrator: Patrick Latimer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2017

A wolf and a sheep fall in love. They have a son that they call Woolf - he's half wolf, half woolly sheep! This is Woolf's story. It's not easy being different - not quite fitting in with one group or another. When Woolf tries to impress the wolves, he finds it fun for a while, but they're a bit too wild. When when he tries to follow the sheep, he finds it all a bit, well, boring. Can Woolf find his own way in life and make his own friends that like him for who he is, not who he's trying to be?

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