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Celebrating World Book Day!

Thursday, 8th March 2018

Earlier this week I visited Milldown Primary School in Blandford, Dorset, to help them celebrate World Book Day. I’m usually asked When did you start making books? and the answer is – when I was 5 or 6! I have vivid memories of typing stories on an old typewriter (I still love the noises they make) illustrating them and stapling them together to make little booklets. Later I made comics (one character was Super Otter!). I wish I still had them today.

Encouraging creativity, books, storytelling are some of the things I’m most passionate about. If you’d like to find out more about having us visit your school, please email us and we’ll send you more details.

Tim's Books

Bedtime with Bear!

Thursday, 8th March 2018

I’m so pleased to be able to announce that Bear Snores On is number 8 on the Best Bedtime Books list ! Released by bed retailer Happy Beds as part of its campaign to celebrate World Book Day, the list was collated from more than 26 online lists of ‘Best Bedtime Books’ from national newspapers, book review sites and literary bloggers – and I’m honoured to be included  (alongside Harry Potter no less!). You can read more about it here.

Bear Snores On was first published back in 2002 (how time flies) and was the first in the series featuring Bear and friends. I loved the text by Karma Wilson then, and I still do now! I have recently finished the art for the latest story about Bear and his friends, which publishes later this year. In the mean time, catch some sneaky peeks over on our Instagram feed

Jane's Books

a bit about us

We studied illustration together at Brighton University, graduating in 1993. Since then we’ve got married, had a couple of kids, and collectively illustrated over 180 books. Now we’re celebrating 20 Years in Children’s Books – YAY!

We live in rural Dorset, UK, not far from the Jurassic Coast. Although we work separately on our own commissions, we constantly refer to each other for advice when we get stuck. For instance, Jane is definitely better at perspective and providing cake, whereas Tim knows how to work the scanner and type an invoice.

Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!

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