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Sebastien Braun - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

Sebastien Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France. His career was launched at Boxer Books, with the best-selling I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy. He is now a firm favourite with bookshops and families. Sebastien lives in Gloucestershire with his wife, two sons, two guinea pigs and a golden retriever.

A Q&A with illustrator Sebastien Braun

What do you like best about being an illustrator?   Giving away my spare copies to children

Where is your favourite place to work?  My studio, at the top of my house.

What three things do you need every day before you pick up a pen / pencil?  A cup of coffee, a kiss from each member of my family, and a walk with Ollie (my Golden Retriever)

What are your five favourite things in the whole world?  Knowing that my dearest are happy, helping whoever needs a hand, toasted nuts preferably with a good amount of milk chocolate (Swiss please)

What are your hobbies?  Gardening, walking

Have you any pets?  Fluffy and Fizzy, 2 red-eyed Guinea Pigs, and Ollie, a lively Golden Retriever Pup.

Have you ever held an owl?  I wish! 

If you were the owl in this book, where would be your favourite place to roost?  In the barn. 

What was your favourite thing about the night when you were a child? Falling asleep in my mummy’s arms.

Featured books by Sebastien Braun

Other books by Sebastien Braun

Raj and the Best Holiday Ever

Raj and the Best Holiday Ever

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Raj and his dad are going camping. They've packed everything they need and Raj knows they are going to have an amazing time. Once they get there, however, they find they have to contend with wind, rain and a family of very noisy bears. In this sequel to Raj and the Best Day Ever, Sebastien Braun continues his warm, observant exploration of the relationship between a little tiger and his dad.

National Trust: Look and Say What You See at the Seaside

National Trust: Look and Say What You See at the Seaside

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2019

From seashells and sandcastles on the shore to starfish and seahorses underwater, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature at the seaside. The spot-and-find aspect is perfect for the youngest of readers to become absorbed in the fascinating nature details. What can you see in the rock pool? Can you find seagull chicks nesting on the clifftop? There's so much to recognise in each landscape in this beautiful interactive book for the very young.

First Snow

First Snow

Author: Bernette Ford Format: Board book Release Date: 04/10/2018

It is cold for early winter. Snow begins to fall, first slowly, big flakes softly falling, melting fast. Join Little Bunny as he discovers the magic of winter and the first snow!

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

Spinderella Book & Plush Set

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Julia Donaldson's bestselling picture book, Spinderella, now available in this fantastic gift box set with a soft spider toy. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football. She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . Learn to count with the author of The Gruffalo in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting. The perfect picture book for football fans and a great way to encourage children to enjoy numbers. This brilliant gift box set includes a mini edition of the original bestselling picture book and a soft spider toy to play with. Perfect for introducing young children to picture books - children can read the book and then play with the soft spider toy!

Brave and the Fox

Brave and the Fox

Author: Nicola Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Written by award-winning writer Nicola Davies, with artwork by bestselling illustrator Seb Braun. In the cold and icy white of her homeland, Akiak embarks on a hunting trip - and as day turns to night, she findsherself on an unexpected adventure with danger, discovery and, most of all, magic. A story of bravery, determination and survival against the odds, Brave and the Fox will warm your heart with every read. Also includes: special environmental information in the back of the book.

Raj and the Best Day Ever

Raj and the Best Day Ever

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Raj and Dad are going on an adventure. They are both very excited and they plan a list of all the things they will do. But then, disaster strikes! Dad has left his wallet at home and Raj thinks their day will be ruined. But maybe Raj and Dad can still have a perfect day. All they need is their imaginations and each other's company. This picture book celebrates the relationship between a dad and his son with warm, tender artwork from the illustrator of Spinderella.

Busy Holiday

Busy Holiday

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 28/05/2018

Summer's here, and the days are full of fun and sunshine in Busy Holiday. Pack the car, splash in the sea, whoosh down a water slide then pitch a tent just in time for bed! Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Sebastien Braun, which is part of the popular Busy Book series. Also available: Busy Garage, Busy Builders, Busy Playtime, Busy Beach, Busy Garden, Busy Airport, Busy Railway, Busy Town, Busy Farm, Busy Bookshop, Busy Swimming, Busy Fire Station, Busy Hairdresser, Busy Pets, Busy Baking, Busy Park, Busy Farm, Busy Vet, Busy Cafe, Busy Baby Animals, Busy Nursery and Busy Zoo

National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Town

National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Town

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

From fruit and vegetables at the market to flowers and birds in the snowy garden, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature around the town. The spot-and-find aspect is perfect for the youngest of readers to become absorbed in the fascinating nature details. What can you see down by the canal? Can you find the fox in the street at night-time? There's so much to recognise in each landscape in this beautiful interactive book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Tweet! Tweet!

Can You Say It Too? Tweet! Tweet!

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 24/01/2018

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a whole host of familiar garden birds to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Stomp! Stomp!

Can You Say It Too? Stomp! Stomp!

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 05/10/2017

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a whole host of colourful dinosaurs to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Spinderella

Spinderella

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2016

A fantastic new picture book all about a football-playing spider, written by Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo, with glorious full colour illustrations from the talented Sebastian Braun and a sparkling, glittery foiled cover. Spinderella the spider has a passion for football! She tries to play a match with her brothers and sisters but she doesn't know how many spiders should be on each team. Even worse, she can't count the goals! Luckily for Spinderella, her Hairy Godmother has a plan . . . Julia Donaldson does it again in this hugely engaging and funny story all about football, spiders and counting - what's not to love! The perfect picture book for children of all ages - boys and girls alike. Julia Donaldson is the internationally renowned author of the best-loved picture books in the world, including The Gruffalo, What the Ladybird Heard, Sugarlump and the Unicorn and Night Monkey, Day Monkey. Julia Donaldson's collaborations with Axel Scheffler have sold millions of copies, and Room on the Broom is now an Academy Award-nominated short film. Sebastian Braun studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University. He moved to London in 2000 and since then has been working exclusively on children's picture books, having been published by Orchard, Walker, Campbell, HarperCollins and Puffin.

Can You Say It Too? Brrr! Brrr!

Can You Say It Too? Brrr! Brrr!

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 06/10/2016

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of adorable animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book series for thevery young.

Corinela

Corinela

Author: Julia Donaldson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2016

Let's Play! Animal Match

Let's Play! Animal Match

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 06/07/2016

Introduce pre-schoolers to numbers through this interactive board book with game. Toddlers will love following the simple text, pressing out the cards and learning to play dominoes with the chunky, easy-to-grip playing cards embedded inside each spread. With text and activities printed underneath the cards, the book can be read with or without the cards in place. A beautifully illustrated treat that combines a book and a game.

Mayday Mouse

Mayday Mouse

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/06/2016

When Captain Mouse sets sail on a bright, sunny day with a birthday present for her brother, little does she know the sea-going perils she will have to face! Her cheerful, optimistic nature refuses to be downcast by storms, caves, rocks and shipwrecks. Resourceful and inventive, she's able to save the day - with just a little help from her friends!

The Big Bug Log

The Big Bug Log

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 01/05/2016

Little Bugsy has come to visit his grandparents in the Big Bug Log, but he's not quite sure how to find his way to their house. With the reader's help - solving puzzles, following mazes and looking behind the flaps - Bugsy follows the right path all the way to the surprise ending!

National Trust: Look and Say What You See on the Farm

National Trust: Look and Say What You See on the Farm

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2016

From clucking hens in the henhouse to apples and pears in the orchard and lots of farm scenes in-between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature on a farm. The spot-and-find aspect is perfect for the youngest of readers to become absorbed in the fascinating nature details. What can you see in the pig sty? Can you find the rake in the toolshed? There's so much to recognise in each landscape in this beautiful interactive book for the very young.

National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Countryside

National Trust: Look and Say What You See in the Countryside

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

From summer in the meadow to autumn in the forest and lots of environments in between, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature and wildlife. What will you see down on the farm? Can you find the robin in the snow?

Can You Say It Too? Cheep! Cheep!

Can You Say It Too? Cheep! Cheep!

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of adorable animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book series for the very young.

The Tiger Prowls: A Pop-up Book of Wild Animals

The Tiger Prowls: A Pop-up Book of Wild Animals

Author: Maggie Bateson Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

This beautiful pop-up features a range of stunningly illustrated wild animals. With lyrical text, stylish images and inventive pop-ups, it will be a beautiful addition to any child's shelf and a gorgeous introduction to some of the world's most iconic creatures, featuring Maggie Bateson's eye-catching paper engineering. Sebastien Braun's rich and recognisable illustration introduces children to a zoo and a half's worth of animals and, of course, the prowling tiger.

Can You Say It Too? Twit! Twoo!

Can You Say It Too? Twit! Twoo!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 26/08/2015

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of seaside animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Jingle! Jingle!

Can You Say It Too? Jingle! Jingle!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 26/08/2015

Fivelavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of festive friendsto spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for thevery young.

I Love You Daddy Grizzle

I Love You Daddy Grizzle

Author: Mark Sperring Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

A follow-up to the gorgeous How Many Sleeps till My Birthday and How Many Sleeps till Christmas. Today is a very special day - if only Little Pip could remember why! With Daddy Grizzle's gentle help, Little Pip works out exactly why today is a day to be celebrated - it's Father's Day! - and they spend a glorious day doing all their favourite things. And the best thing? That's easy - spending time together! A heart-warming story celebrating the relationship between fathers and their children - with a wonderful message.

Can You Say It Too? Quack! Quack!

Can You Say It Too? Quack! Quack!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2015

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of countryside animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Arf! Arf!

Can You Say It Too? Arf! Arf!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Board book Release Date: 25/03/2015

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of seaside animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Growl! Growl!

Can You Say It Too? Growl! Growl!

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of jungle animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Roar! Roar!

Can You Say It Too? Roar! Roar!

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of farm animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Kicking a Ball

Kicking a Ball

Author: Allan Ahlberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it! 'Not eating an ice-cream Or riding a bike No - kicking a ball Is what I like.' 'What I like best, yes, most of all in my whole life is . . . kicking a ball. A wonderful rhyming story to read aloud, Kicking A Ball will not disappoint fans of Allan Ahlberg. First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. Every parent will be able to immediately relate to the simple joy felt by a boy simply kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it. The incomparable Allan Ahlberg takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship . . . and football.

Can You Say It Too? Woof! Woof!

Can You Say It Too? Woof! Woof!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of pets to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Can You Say It Too? Moo! Moo!

Can You Say It Too? Moo! Moo!

Author: Nosy Crow Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2014

Five lavishly illustrated spreads, big, recessed flaps and a host of farm animals to spot, name and mimic combine in this delightful little board book for the very young.

Who Can Swim?

Who Can Swim?

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 05/07/2012

Lift the flaps and join the fun. See who can swim in this exciting board book from the new Baby Walker range. Wallow with the whale, dive with the dolphin and paddle with the polar bear in this bright interactive board book. Lift the shaped flaps and see who can swim; with sweet pictures from a favourite children's book illustrator, there is endless fun for babies.

I Love My Daddy

I Love My Daddy

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2007

I love my daddy. A phrase that fills the heart of every proud dad. Sebastien Braun's celebration of fatherhood is conveyed in rich pictures and touching words.

I Love My Mummy

I Love My Mummy

Author: Sebastien Braun Format: Board book Release Date: 01/11/2007

I love my mummy. A sentiment that echoes around the world. Sebastien Braun's celebration of motherhood is conveyed in stunning art and simple words.

Dimity Duck

Dimity Duck

Author: Jane Yolen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Splish-splosh, it's time for fun at the pond! Make friends with Dimity Duck and her poolside buddies in their first frithy-frothy picture book. `Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-gaggle goes her tail and whoosh go her wings!' Waddle to the pond, with cute new character, Dimity Duck. Frumity Frog is waiting on a lily pad - he can't wait to dive in for a splishy-splashy game of seek-and-hide. But will Dimity be able to find her giggling, wiggling friend? What a lot of frithy-frothy fun!

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