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John Butler - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

John Butler has loved drawing ever since he could pick up a pencil. To date he has illustrated over 60 children’s books published in more than 20 countries. He has won numerous awards both in the UK and the US. In 2015 one of his titles was made a gold medal selection for Dolly Parton’s charity, Imagination Library, in the UK. Back in 1995 he received a BP conservation award from Sir David Attenborough.

In a varied career he has worked for such illustrious clients as Sesame Street and Time magazine, but illustrating children’s books is what he enjoys doing most. Now with six young grandchildren to help inspire his illustrations, he feels very lucky to have a made a career out of picking up a pencil.

Featured books by John Butler

Other books by John Butler

Puppy's Farmyard Friends

Puppy's Farmyard Friends

Author: Ruth Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2012

Patch the puppy lives on Ivy Farm. He's a boisterous scamp, always on the lookout for fun. Join Patch as you lift the gatefold flaps to change the pictures, helping him meet a whole host of baby animal friends for some farmyard frolics. John Butler's adorable illustrations bring these sweet characters to life.

It Was Bedtime in the Jungle

It Was Bedtime in the Jungle

Author: John Butler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2009

'It was bedtime in the jungle and the day was almost done. A rhino settled down with her baby one . . .' All babies need to go to bed, even in the Indian jungle . . . Learn to count from one to ten with adorable animal babies in this enchanting book by the illustrator of Wake Up, Sleepy Bear, and then snuggle safely down to sleep. As the sun sets over the Indian jungle, the animals are calling their little ones to bed. In this delightful book by the illustrator of Wake Up, Sleepy Bear, wrinkly rhinos, mischievous monkeys, tumbling tiger cubs and many more enchanting animal babies are quieted by their parents before settling down to sleep. When you've counted all the way to the end, a gatefold spread reveals ten little elephants dreaming beneath the stars.

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