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Simon Rickerty - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

A World Book Day Illustrator 2019

Simon Rickerty has been drawing pictures and creating characters ever since he can remember. In 2006 he graduated from The Royal College of Art with a masters degree in Communication Art and Design.

His first picture book, Peas! by Andy Cullen, was published by Puffin Books in 2009 and following its launch Simon was shortlisted for the ‘Best New Emerging Illustrator’ category in the Booktrust Early Years Award.

Simon’s second picture book, Unfortunately, written by Alan Durant was published by Hachette Children’s Books in 2010.

His latest title I Don’t Want to be a Pea! by Ann Bonwill is published by OUP.

Awards:

Shortlisted - Coventry City Council's 'What's the Story' Award 2012

Longlisted - Kate Greenaway Award 2011

Shortlisted - Booktrust Early Years Award 2009

Second Prize - Quentin Blake Narrative Award 2006

Second Prize - WPP Atticus Illustration Award 2005

(Biography from illustrator's website - click here to visit www.simonrickerty.com)

 

Featured books by Simon Rickerty

Other books by Simon Rickerty

Ten Little Aliens Board Book

Ten Little Aliens Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 25/06/2020

Learn to count from ten to one and back again with this rhythmic, rhyming space adventure. In a sturdy board book, perfect for even the youngest readers! Don't miss the latest book in the bestselling Ten Little series. Join the Ten Little Aliens as they jet off through space in search of a new home - discovering fiery planets, fizzing comets and some very strange space creatures! Ten Little Aliens need a place to stay. Searching through the universe, home is far away. Look - a sun with planets! Should they take a peep? Ten Little Aliens all say, SQUEEP! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick. Look out for more books in the series: Ten Little Pirates Ten Little Princesses Ten Little Monsters Ten Little Dinosaurs Ten Little Elves Ten Little Superheroes Ten Little Robots Praise for the other Ten Little books: 'a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations...excellent' Guardian 'jaunty verse with lots of humorous details to discover on every page' Time Out 'roaringly funny rhymes' Independent

Ten Little Monkeys

Ten Little Monkeys

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/06/2020

Join ten cheeky monkeys for lots of jungle fun in this rhyming counting adventure! Follow the ten little monkeys as they swing through the jungle, getting up to all sorts of mischief! On the way you'll meet all your favourite wild animals: elephants, lions, giraffes, meerkats and more! Read the bouncy rhyming story and count from ten to one and back again, as the little monkeys disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page, and join in with the read-aloud animal sounds. ROAAAAR! Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Monkeys is perfect for sharing. The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms was a 2019 World Book Day title.

Ten Little Aliens

Ten Little Aliens

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

Learn to count from ten to one and back again with this rhythmic, rhyming space adventure! Don't miss the latest book in the bestselling Ten Little series. Join the Ten Little Aliens as they jet off through space in search of a new home - discovering fiery planets, fizzing comets and some very strange space creatures! Ten Little Aliens need a place to stay. Searching through the universe, home is far away. Look - a sun with planets! Should they take a peep? Ten Little Aliens all say, SQUEEP! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick. Look out for more books in the series: Ten Little Pirates Ten Little Princesses Ten Little Monsters Ten Little Dinosaurs Ten Little Elves Ten Little Superheroes Ten Little Robots Praise for the other Ten Little books: 'a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations...excellent' Guardian 'jaunty verse with lots of humorous details to discover on every page' Time Out 'roaringly funny rhymes' Independent

Ten Little Pirates Sticker Activity Book

Ten Little Pirates Sticker Activity Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

The bestselling, award-winning Ten Little Pirates picture book has become a firm family favourite. And now you can join in with all the fun in this wonderfully piratey sticker activity book! With over 250 colourful stickers and 30 pages of brilliant activities, this fun-packed activity book will keep little pirate fans entertained for hours. Featuring a gentle counting element throughout, alongside colouring, spotting scenes and more, little ones will be having so much, they won't even realise they're learning! Ten Little is a Top Ten Bestselling series, with over a million copies sold worldwide. Look out for Ten Little Bookworms, a 2019 World Book Day title!

Ten Little Robots Board Book

Ten Little Robots Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 11/06/2019

Count along with the Ten Little Robots in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book with a shiny silver cover. Ten Little Robots are exploring a fantastical factory ... And with nee-naahing sirens, ker-boooming engines, and plenty of gadgets and buttons, chaos soon ensues! Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Robots is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Robots disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Elves Board Book

Ten Little Elves Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

Count along with the Ten Little Elves in this action-packed, Christmas counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book with a super-sparkly cover. The Ten Little Elves are on a mission to rescue Christmas ... But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Elves disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

The Yoga Ogre

The Yoga Ogre

Author: Peter Bently Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Ogden the Ogre was worried one night. My jim-jams have grown far too short and too tight! How has my tum got so terribly wide? I only eat twelve meals a day, Ogden sighed. The people said, Jim-jams too tight and too short? Overweight ogres should take up a sport! So Ogden does take up a sport - and he does it with gusto! But finding the perfect sport for a big, bumbling ogre isn't quite as simple as it may seem.

Ten Little Robots

Ten Little Robots

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Count along with the Ten Little Robots in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! Ten Little Robots are exploring a fantastical factory ... And with nee-naahing sirens, ker-boooming engines, and plenty of gadgets and buttons, chaos soon ensues! Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Robots is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Robots disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Superheroes Board Book

Ten Little Superheroes Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 26/07/2018

Count along with the Ten Little Superheroes in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Ten Little Superheroes are on a mission to save the city ... But do they have the super-powers to defeat evil villain Monstro and his dastardly League of Bad Guys? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Superheroes is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Superheroes disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Princesses Board Book

Ten Little Princesses Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 11/01/2018

Count along with the Ten Little Princesses in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands to hold. The Ten Little Princesses are going on an adventure ... But what will the Ten Little Princesses do when they meet a wicked witch? And a hairy beast? And a BIG BAD WOLF? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Princesses is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Princesses disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms was a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Elves

Ten Little Elves

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Count along with the Ten Little Elves in this action-packed, Christmas counting rhyme adventure! With a super-sparkly cover. The Ten Little Elves are on a mission to rescue Christmas ... But what will the Ten Little Elves do when they meet a growling polar bear? And a yowling yeti? And a SCARY Ice Queen? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Elves is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Elves disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Monsters Board Book

Ten Little Monsters Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

Count along with the Ten Little Monsters in this Halloween counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Ten Little Monsters are going trick-or-treating ... But what will the Ten Little Monsters do when they meet a wailing ghost? Two creepy witches? And a GIANT SPIDER? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Monsters is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Monsters disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Superheroes

Ten Little Superheroes

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Count along with the Ten Little Superheroes in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! Ten Little Superheroes are on a mission to save the city ... But do they have the super-powers to defeat evil villain Monstro and his dastardly League of Bad Guys? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Superheroes is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Superheroes disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Deg Tywysoges Fach / Ten Little Princesses

Deg Tywysoges Fach / Ten Little Princesses

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2017

Ten Little Dinosaurs Board Book

Ten Little Dinosaurs Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 01/06/2017

Count along with the Ten Little Dinosaurs in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands to hold. Ten Little Dinosaurs set off in search of adventure ... But what will the Ten Little Dinosaurs do when they meet a grumpy triceratops? And a stomping diplodocus? And a HUNGRY T-REX? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Dinosaurs is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Dinosaurs disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick. 'Count along with these adventurous dinosaurs in roaringly funny rhymes.' The Independent 'Brilliant to help teach children recognise numbers.' Huffington Post 'Riotous fun... Sure to raise a roar of approval' New Statesman

Ten Little Pirates Board Book

Ten Little Pirates Board Book

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Board book Release Date: 09/02/2017

Count along with the Ten Little Pirates, in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! In a sturdy board book, perfect for little hands to hold. The Ten Little Pirates are sailing out to sea ... But what will the Ten Little Pirates do when they meet a singing mermaid? And a whooshing hurricane? And a HUNGRY shark? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Pirates disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick. 'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.' Guardian

Ten Little Monsters

Ten Little Monsters

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Count along with the Ten Little Monsters in this Halloween counting rhyme adventure! Ten Little Monsters are going trick-or-treating ... But what will the Ten Little Monsters do when they meet a wailing ghost? Two creepy witches? And a GIANT SPIDER? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Monsters is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Monsters disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick.

Ten Little Dinosaurs

Ten Little Dinosaurs

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Count from ten to one and back again in this action-packed rhyming prehistoric adventure! Ten Little Dinosaurs set off in search of adventure... But what will the Ten Little Dinosaurs do when they meet a grumpy triceratops? And a stomping diplodocus? And a HUNGRY T-REX? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Dinosaurs is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story and count from ten to one and back again, as the dinosaurs disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page, and join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day title. 'Count along with these adventurous dinosaurs in roaringly funny rhymes.' The Independent 'Brilliant to help teach children recognise numbers.' Huffington Post 'Riotous fun... Sure to raise a roar of approval' New Statesman

Ten Little Princesses

Ten Little Princesses

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Count along with the Ten Little Princesses in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! The Ten Little Princesses are going on an adventure ... But what will the Ten Little Princesses do when they meet a wicked witch? And a hairy beast? And a BIG BAD WOLF? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Princesses is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Princesses disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms was a 2019 World Book Day pick.

I totally don't want to play!

I totally don't want to play!

Author: Ann Bonwill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2014

Hugo the hippo has his routine. He always goes skating with Bella the bird. In fact he always does everything with Bella. So when Bella makes a new friend and announces she's going to the playground with Cressida (a crocodile) instead, Hugo feels a bit miffed. Once at the playground, everything seems to be made for two - the swings, the see-saw, even playing leapfrog. And whichever way the friends pair up, there's always someone who feels left out. But there is something that they can all enjoy together and, when they discover it, it proves that three really is better than two! With wonderfully quirky illustrations from new talent Simon Rickerty and a great read-aloud text, this is a made-for-sharing picture book.

Ten Little Pirates

Ten Little Pirates

Author: Mike Brownlow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2014

Count along with the Ten Little Pirates in this action-packed, counting rhyme adventure! The Ten Little Pirates are sailing out to sea ... But what will the Ten Little Pirates do when they meet a singing mermaid? And a whooshing hurricane? And a HUNGRY shark? Part traditional counting rhyme, part fun-filled story, Ten Little Pirates is perfect for sharing together. Read the bouncy rhyming story. Count from ten to one and back again, as the Little Pirates disappear then reappear. Spot and count the details on each page. And join in with all the great sound-words! The Ten Little series has sold over a million copies worldwide, and Ten Little Bookworms is a 2019 World Book Day pick. 'Traditional counting rhyme given a jaunty pirate twist that kids will love... a rollicking read with an easy rhythm and jaunty illustrations... excellent.' Guardian

Unfortunately

Unfortunately

Author: Alan Durant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

When you are walking through the jungle, almost anything can happen. Unfortunately, sometimes it's bad, but fortunately, sometimes it's good . . . Children will love this funny and original story full of different twists and turns with a fabulously unexpected ending! Written by an award-winning author, the story is brought to vivid and vibrant life by the illustrator of the bestselling, award-winning illustrator of Ten Little Pirates.

Peas!

Peas!

Author: Andrew Cullen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2009

It's not easy being a pea! Picked, plucked and processed, and then transported all over the world on trucks, trains, boats and planes, Pete and Penelope Pea finally find a loving family to feed. But do the little girl and boy actually like peas? Go on, give peas a chance! A book that will have children bursting with questions about ecology and the environment.

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