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Neal Layton - Author

About the Author

Neal was born in Chichester in 1971. He wanted to be an astronomer, but then decided that he would become an artist instead. So in 1990 he took a Foundation course in Art and Design at Northbrook College of Art and Design, he then went on to do a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Neal graduated with special commendations for his course work and final project. In 1995 he studied for an Illustration MA at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, where he gained a Distinction. He has illustrated a number of books for Bloomsbury: Wicked Poems, Howler, Zartog’s Remote, Nothing Scares Us, Rover and The Photo, of which he is also the author.

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Other books by Neal Layton

A World Full of Wildlife and how you can protect it

A World Full of Wildlife and how you can protect it

Author: Neal Layton Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/2021

Every animal and plant on earth is part of an incredible WEB OF LIFE. But living things are disappearing all over the world, and it's a big problem. Award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton is here to introduce the concept of biodiversity to younger readers, explaining what it is, why it's so important, and how the actions of humans are hurting it. But he's also FULL of ideas for how you can help! From building a bug hotel to growing flowers on a windowsill and eating more organic food, A World Full of Wildlife will get young readers excited about how they can make a difference to keep the web of life bursting with energy. This brilliant non-fiction picture book is perfect for readers aged 5-7 who love nature and want to help the environment. Also available in this series: A Planet Full of Plastic A Climate in Chaos

A Climate in Chaos: and how you can help

A Climate in Chaos: and how you can help

Author: Neal Layton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2020

You've probably heard about climate change. At least I hope you have - because it's REALLY IMPORTANT. It affects all of us living on Planet Earth right now, and everyone and everything that will live on our planet in the future. Our world is warming up, and it's a big problem. Award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton is here to explain what climate change is, what's causing it and why it's dangerous for animals and humans alike. But he's also FULL of ideas for how you can help! From eating lots more veggies to walking and cycling and thinking carefully about what we need to buy, A Climate in Chaos will get young readers excited about how they can make a difference to keep Planet Earth happy. This brilliant non-fiction picture book, illustrated in Neal's trademark collage style, is perfect for readers aged 5-7 who love nature and want to help the environment. Also available in this series: A Planet Full of Plastic.

The Sunday Blues Say goodbye to back to school worries!

The Sunday Blues Say goodbye to back to school worries!

Author: Neal Layton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Overcome back-to-school worries with this charmingly funny tale. What's good about Sundays? Walking the dog, splashing in puddles, visiting Auntie Vera and yummeroony food! So why has Steve got Sunday Blues? Could it be because Monday morning is just around the corner... This gently funny tale about overcoming back-to-school anxiety is perfect for anyone who finds Monday mornings worrisome. From Neal Layton, the award-winning illustrator behind the much-loved Emily Brown series.

A Climate in Chaos: and how you can help

A Climate in Chaos: and how you can help

Author: Neal Layton Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2020

Our world is warming up, and it's a big problem. Award-winning author-illustrator Neal Layton is here to explain what climate change is, what's causing it and why it's dangerous for animals and humans alike. But he's also FULL of ideas for how you can help! From eating lots more veggies to walking and cycling and thinking carefully about what we need to buy, A Climate in Chaos will get young readers excited about how they can make a difference to keep Planet Earth happy. This brilliant non-fiction picture book is perfect for readers aged 5-7 who love nature and want to help the environment, including those who may be feeling worried and confused about what climate change is. Also available in this series: A Planet Full of Plastic.

Tony Spears: The Invincible Tony Spears: Lost in Space Book 3

Tony Spears: The Invincible Tony Spears: Lost in Space Book 3

Author: Neal Layton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

What would you do if a red button in your kitchen cupboard could transport you to a spaceship? Press it, of course! Created by the award-winning author and illustrator Neal Layton. When things get too much, Tony climbs aboard his spaceship called The Invincible to chill amongst intergalactic life. But this time, Tony hears some strange noises over his communicator - is it an alien trying to communicate with him, or his new baby sister? Whatever it is, the something is controlling the movements of the spaceship and Tony is sent hurtling towards a parallel universe inhabited by strange creatures called the Blue Bloos. If he has any way of getting home, he will have to work with his friends, old and new ...

Friends for a Day

Friends for a Day

Author: Neal Layton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Clever and wonderfully original - a celebration of friendship, kindness and living life to the full with a gentle message about loss, to bring comfort to both children and parents. A reissue of this award-winning picture book by Neal Layton. Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award. Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry? 'A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated' Julia Eccleshare 'Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds' Daily Mail

Tony Spears: The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob Book 2

Tony Spears: The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob Book 2

Author: Neal Layton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/08/2017

Tony has settled into his new school, but things never stay the same for long - Tony's mum announces that he is going to have a new little brother or sister. When things get too much, Tony likes to press the red button in the kitchen cupboard, and climb aboard The Invincible spaceship to chill amongst intergalactic life. This time, Tony notices a lonely looking blob hanging around space. Against the computer's warnings, Tony takes the lonely blob 'Dot' back to planet Earth so they can keep each other company. It's fun playing space games with Dot. But, Dot is has very peculiar food habits. The school has a plumbing malfunction, does it have something to do with Dot? Will Tony be able to come up with a plan to calm Dot down before his school presentation and the fancy dress disco? And can Dot help Tony realise how fun caring for a small creature can be?

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