Simon Rickerty - Author Picture

Simon Rickerty - Illustrator

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, with extracts, illustrated by Simon Rickerty

Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil
Jill Lewis - illustrated by Simon Rickerty
May 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Simon Rickerty illustrates this deliciously dotty story. Four cavemen find a pencil and have absolutely no idea what they should do with it. After some discussion and several false starts, the cavemen come...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 24/04/2014
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Ug-A-Lug Four Cavemen and a Prehistoric Pencil
Jill Lewis - illustrated by Simon Rickerty
May 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning Simon Rickerty illustrates this deliciously dotty story. Four cavemen find a pencil and have absolutely no idea what they should do with it. After some discussion and several false starts, the cavemen come...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/04/2014
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I am Not a Copycat!
Ann Bonwill - illustrated by Simon Rickerty
Lovable Hugo the Hippo and his friend Bella the bird show that doing the same things can be a lot of fun – if you don't mind someone copying you! Hugo thinks he wants to be one of a...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/06/2013
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I Don't Want to be a Pea!
Ann Bonwill - illustrated by Simon Rickerty
A celebration of friendship and of differences, this is a touching story of developing friendship and accommodating the feelings of others. Hippos and peas belong together and Hugo and Bella are no exception. But there are times when they cannot...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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