Ben Cort - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Ben Cort has had his picture books published in many languages in many countries worldwide.  Ben made his name with the hugely successful “Underpants" series written by Claire Freedman, including Aliens Love Underpants, sales of which are now over 2 million copies.

Ben lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and children.

Featured books by Ben Cort

Aliens Love Underpants! Fuzzy Felt

Aliens Love Underpants! Fuzzy Felt

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Other book format Release Date: 08/10/2015

Aliens love underpants, In every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, So here's a big surprise ...You probably thought that aliens came down to earth with a view to taking over the planet - but, no, they simply want to steal your pants! With two playmats and over 50 felt pieces you can recreate your favourite scenes! Check out the fun stuff and author events on the Aliens Love Underpants website  www.aliensloveunderpants.com

Pirates Love Underpants Book & Plush

Pirates Love Underpants Book & Plush

Baby and Toddler 3+ readers

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Other book format Release Date: 08/10/2015

This new edition of the bestselling book comes with an awesome pirate captain toy! Ahoy me hearties! Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt. Grab your cutlass and sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer past angry crocs, sharks in fancy pants and through gurgling swamps on a quest to find...the Pants of Gold! This hilarious new addition to the phenomenally successful Underpants series will not disappoint. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down! There's also a new edition of the bestselling book, Aliens Love Underpants! that comes with a pantstastic fuzzy felt playset!

Other books by Ben Cort

Pirates Love Underpants: Sticker Activity

Pirates Love Underpants: Sticker Activity

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Ahoy me hearties! A pants-tastic sticker activity book based on the bestselling, award-winning Aliens Love Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, which has sold over three million copies worldwide. These pirates SO love underpants, They're on a special quest To find the fabled Pants of Gold, For the Captain's treasure chest. Join the Pants Pirates on a special treasure hunt in this fun-filled sticker activity book, full of pirates, adventure and, of course, underpants! You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down! Praise for Pirates Love Underpants: 'Guaranteed to get the little ones giggling' Daily Mail 'A piratical romp from the Aliens team, and sure to be a summer bestseller in paperback' The Bookseller 'Another winning tale from this talented duo, which will undoubtedly be extremely popular' Bookseller Children's Choice 'You'll find bouncy, perfectly rhythmic verses; lively and colourful pictures with plenty of hilarious details' Teach Primary

Dinosaurs Love Underpants Ready to Read

Dinosaurs Love Underpants Ready to Read

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Dinosaurs love underpants! And they will do ANYTHING to get their claws on a pair... You may wonder why dinosaurs became extinct, well here is the answer - they were all wiped out in a mighty Pants War! Join T. rex and the rest of the gang as they slog it out to gain prehistoric pants supremacy in this hilarious follow-up to the bestselling Aliens Love Underpants, the Richard and Judy's Children's Books Winner in 2007. You'll be sure to laugh your pants off! Enjoy this fabulously funny bestseller in a brand new Ready to Read format for early readers! 'The humour is spot-on for young children.' Daily Mail 'A winning combination of two great toddler obsessions-dinosaurs and pants - this has guaranteed entertainment value' Junior Magazine 'Daft and absurdly amusing book' Prima Baby & Pregnancy 'Told in rhyme with lively, expressive pictures, it encourages new readers and is great to read aloud' Primary Times

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Mission. Ever.

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Mission. Ever.

Author: Amy Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2017

Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure for readers of 7+ with brilliant pictures throughout from ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS illustrator Ben Cort. Pirate Blunderbeard is on a voyage with his cousin Redruth and Grandpa Greybeard. Blunderbeard hopes it will be like a holiday cruise, ice-cream, deck chairs and maybe a bit of swimming. But Grandpa Greybeard is on a mission. He wants to get his favourite ship back from the Scariest Pirate on the high seas he wants Blunderbeard to help. What could possibly go wrong? Pirate Blunderbeard on might be on the worst mission ever but it's also the funniest - laugh-out-loud fun for readers of 7+

Aliens Love Panta Claus: Sticker Activity

Aliens Love Panta Claus: Sticker Activity

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A pants-tastic sticker activity book based on the bestselling, award-winning Aliens Love Underpants series by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, which has sold over three million copies worldwide. The aliens are excited, As tomorrow's Christmas Day, So instead of stealing underpants They're giving them away! Help out the aliens in their Christmas mission stuffed full of silly pants to decorate, colouring challenges and sticker scenes to complete - perfect for keeping any Aliens Love Underpants fan occupied over the festive period.

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Holiday. Ever.

Pirate Blunderbeard: Worst. Holiday. Ever.

Author: Amy Sparkes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Can the worst pirate ever find his way home from the Island of No Return? Set sail with the funniest pirate on the seven seas in this hilarious adventure for readers of 7+ with brilliant pictures throughout from ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS illustrator Ben Cort. My stupid brother has tricked me into the worst holiday ever... on the Island of No Return. I'm stuck here with just a chicken for company unless I can find some treasure - then Blackbeard says he will come and get me (nice of him). All I have to do is follow a treasure map through a jungle full of pirate-eating creatures (no problem), into the deepest, darkest probably-haunted cave (not at all scary, not at all scary, not at all scary) and track down the hidden gold that is so well hidden everyone gets lost trying to find it (perfect). My life is ruined. Signed Pirate Blunderbeard. Pirate Blunderbeard might be on the worst holiday ever but it's also the funniest - laugh-out-loud fun for readers of 7+

Aliens Love Underpants Colouring Book

Aliens Love Underpants Colouring Book

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise... This brilliant book is stuffed full of silly pants and funny aliens - perfect for any Aliens fan!

Aliens Love Underpants Ready to Read Ready to Read

Aliens Love Underpants Ready to Read Ready to Read

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/02/2017

Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise.... This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off! Now in a brand new, Ready to Read format for early readers!

Watch Out for Muddy Puddles!

Watch Out for Muddy Puddles!

Author: Ben Faulks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Watch out for muddy puddles! Because you never really know ... what there might be lurking down in the depths below. Have you ever thought about what could be in the world below the surface of puddles? Join in as one boy finds that some are very, very deep; some are teeming with particularly peckish crocodiles - eek! - and some icy puddles hurt your bottom when you slip - ouch! Others are full of frogs, underwater kings, lost socks and - WATCH OUT! - the BIG, BAD duck ... A joyous celebration of the imagination and splashing in puddles by the star of CBeebies' Mr Bloom and the bestselling illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants.

Pobl y Pants a'r Deinosoriaid

Pobl y Pants a'r Deinosoriaid

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2016

Do You Speak English Moon

Do You Speak English Moon

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 09/10/2014

A little boy getting ready for bed looks up at the moon and wonders whether it can speak English as it shines all over the world. He tells the moon about his day - it's not lonely falling asleep when you share your day's adventures with the moon. A timeless bedtime picture book from bestselling Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon and Ben Cort, illustrator of Aliens Love Underpants. Audio read by Lenny Henry. Lenny Henry has risen from being a cult star on children's television to being one of Britain's best known and loved personalities.

Let's Read! Little Ogre's Surprise Supper

Let's Read! Little Ogre's Surprise Supper

Author: Timothy Knapman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2014

The complete story and original illustrations of Timothy Knapman and Ben Cort's picture book, LITTLE OGRE'S SURPRISE SUPPER, have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. Everyone knows that ogres eat children. Except Jack. So when Little Ogre says, I want you for supper! Jack is delighted to be invited. Will he realise that he is the supper before it's too late? 'This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage children to become enthusiastic, independent readers.' -- Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge

Pirates Love Underpants

Pirates Love Underpants

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Board book Release Date: 17/07/2014

Now enjoy this hilarious title in the Underpants series full of pirates, sharks and treasure in a BOARD BOOK FORMAT. You'll be yo-ho-ho-ing until the sails come down! These pirates SO love underpants, They're on a special quest To find the fabled Pants of Gold, For the Captain's Treasure chest. CLAIRE FREEDMAN is the author of several successful picture books including Aliens Love Underpants, Dinosaurs Love Underpants, Oliver and Patch and My Grandparents Love Me for Simon & Schuster. Claire lives in Essex with her husband. BEN CORT is one of the most sought after illustrators in children's book publishing. His books include the Aliens Love Underpants titles. Ben lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and children. 'Guaranteed to get the little ones giggling' Daily Mail 'Hilarious' Western Morning News 'A piratical romp from the Aliens team, and sure to be a summer bestseller in paperback' The Bookseller 'Another winning tale from this talented duo, which will undoubtedly be extremely popular' Bookseller Children's Choice 'You'll find bouncy, perfectly rhythmic verses; lively and colourful pictures with plenty of hilarious details' Teach Primary 'Full of rollicking fun' Parents in Touch 'Pirates Love Underpants will persuade you that there's always room on the shelf for another picture book on one of children's favourite subjects...Hilarious!' Nursery World

Let's Read! The Shark in the Dark

Let's Read! The Shark in the Dark

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2014

The complete story and original illustrations of THE SHARK IN THE DARK by Peter Bently and Ben Cort have been specially re-designed into a smaller early reader format. Created with expert advice from a literacy consultant, this new version offers children a natural next step on from picture books to support them as they grow in reading confidence. The Shark in the Dark is heading this way - and he's HUNGRY! Will the flustered fish become saltwater snacks, or can they come up with a plan to teach that greedy shark a lesson he'll never forget? This is a great series which, by using well-loved stories, will encourage young children to become enthusiastic, independent readers. - Dr Fiona Maine, Lecturer in Literacy Education, University of Cambridge Sixteen titles available in this series, including THE GRUFFALO, ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, HAMILTON'S HATS, CATS AHOY!, THE PRINCESS AND THE PIG and MONSTERS: AN OWNER'S GUIDE.

Do You Speak English Moon

Do You Speak English Moon

Author: Francesca Simon Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2013

A little boy getting ready for bed looks up at the moon and wonders whether it can speak English as it shines all over the world. He tells the moon about his day - it's not lonely falling asleep when you share your day's adventures with the moon.

Mor-Ladron y Pants

Mor-Ladron y Pants

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2013

Aliens Love Underpants in Turkish & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Turkish & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Arabic & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Arabic & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Lithuanian & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Lithuanian & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Bengali & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Bengali & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Portuguese & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Portuguese & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Spanish & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Spanish & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Aliens Love Underpants in Polish & English

Aliens Love Underpants in Polish & English

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Nora the Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate

Nora the Girl Who Ate and Ate and Ate

Author: Andrew Weale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2011

Nora Fatima Buffet is a greedy-guts. One night, when she is sent to bed without any supper, she decides to make her own sandwich, using whatever she can find. But this time she's bitten off more than she can chew...

Nora

Nora

Author: Andrew Weale Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/07/2011

Under the Bed

Under the Bed

Author: Paul Bright Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2011

Under the bed are bugs and beasts, A dragon, an alligator, eating midnight feasts. And under the bed is something more `Something bigger than a stable door' Horrible, hairy, with warts on his nose, With knots in his tail and mould in his toes. You really won't believe your eyes - For under the bed is a BIG surprise!

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Novelty book Release Date: 09/06/2011

You may wonder why dinosaurs became extinct, well here is the answer . . .They were all wiped out in a mighty Pants War! Join T. rex and the rest of the gang as they slog it out to gain prehistoric pants supremacy in this hilarious follow-up to the award-winning Aliens Love Underpants. You'll be sure to laugh your pants off - now with added roar!

Aliens in Underpants Save the World

Aliens in Underpants Save the World

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Board book Release Date: 06/01/2011

Aliens love underpants, It's lucky that they do, For pants helped save our universe, Sounds crazy, but it's true! Aliens in underpants are back - and this time they are on a mission to save the world! A gigantic meteorite is heading straight for planet earth and the aliens' pants supply is under threat. Can our crazy aliens save planet earth and secure their pants supply forever more?

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Board book Release Date: 04/01/2010

You may wonder why dinosaurs became extinct, well here is the answer . . . They were all wiped out in a mighty Pants War! Join T. Rex and the rest of the gang as they slog it out to gain prehistoric pants supremacy in this hilarious follow-up to the award-winning Aliens Love Underpants.

Super Spud and the Stinky Space Rescue

Super Spud and the Stinky Space Rescue

Author: Sam Lloyd Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2009

It's bedtime, but Spud can't sleep. His alien friends are in a real mess and they need his help to get ready for bed. So Spud jumps on to his rocket and zooms into space.

Na Neonachain

Na Neonachain

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2007

Aliens Love Underpants!

Aliens Love Underpants!

Author: Claire Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2007

Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, But there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise.... This zany, hilarious tale is delightfully brought to life by Ben Cort's vibrant illustrations. With a madcap, rhyming text by award-winning Claire Freedman, this is sure to enchant and amuse the whole family! Perfect for joining in, this story is fantastically fresh and funny - you'll laugh your pants off!

Under the Bed

Under the Bed

Author: Paul Bright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2004

In a remote canyon in northern New Mexico the early morning stillness is broken by voices chanting praises to the Lord. And thus begins the daily cycle in the Godcentered life and search of the Benedictine monks at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert.Seeking God is a monastic tapestry. The daily life of the monks is interwoven with the seasonal changes and celebrations and the candid words of the monks as they speak of their life their hopes and doubts their hardships fears and joys their prayer. Weaving this tapestry together are the hauntingly beautiful chants songs of praise and reverence that echo through the darkness before dawn throughout the day through the solemnity of Vespers in the evening and Compline at night. The majestic beauty of the environment captured in every season reflects a peace and tranquility that becomes an integral part of this monastic tapestry. The high red rock walls of the canyon where eagles fly cradle the valley whose stillness is broken only by the flowing waters of the Chama River and the winds that occasionally funnel through. Seeking God presents the ongoing process of the monastic way through the words and activities of these Benedictine monks as they move through the day and through the seasons in their search for God through prayer work study and song.

Super Me: 2: Fun Book

Super Me: 2: Fun Book

Author: Lucia Tomas, Vicky Gil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/1998

Super Me creates a lively classroom atmosphere that encourages children to participate actively in every lesson. The action centres around the adventures of an appealing group of children, their imaginary friend, their teddy, and their dog. The themes are central to children's lives and stimulate their imaginations.

Super Me: 1: Fun Book

Super Me: 1: Fun Book

Author: Lucia Tomas, Vicky Gil Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/04/1997

Super Me creates a lively classroom atmosphere that encourages children to participate actively in every lesson. The action centres around the adventures of an appealing group of children, their imaginary friend, their teddy, and their dog. The themes are central to children's lives and stimulate their imaginations.

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