Jungle Shenanigans!Friday, 13th September 2013
Monkey Found a Baby has just been published and I LOVE it! That monkey is so cheeky and cute! The first time I read the text to my youngest son, he almost fell off the bed for laughing. The rhyming scheme is delightful, and it’s asking to be made into a song. Any takers out there?
There’s also a new pull out puzzle book for little ones, called Who Are We? You have to guess the animal from the clues in the text, then pull out the page to see if you’re right. Even older kids seem to enjoy this as the animals are a bit more obscure than your usual cat, dog, mouse etc.Janes Books
Introducing Archie, the ADORABLE little rhino!Friday, 13th September 2013
At last – the chance to draw something other than a bear, rabbit, mouse or mole..!! Question: How do you make a little rhino even more adorable? By putting him in a tiger suit, of course! Unfortunately, Archie begins to blot his copy book when he starts using a brand new word – NO! I love this funny story about a toddler rhino who has one too many tantrums. Iʼm about to start work on the sequel, so keep an eye out for sneak peeks on our Facebook page.
Have you seen our new app, Ollie the Cat ? Designed to help preschoolers with their numbers, itʼs available to download from iTunes, and for Android devices at Google Play and Amazon. Just click a link in the advert at the bottom of the page and let the giggly worms bring a smile to your face! And you can see a short video of our 7 year old recording the narration over on my Fun Stuff page…Tims Books
Here's a selection of companies that we've produced work for over the years. We have been published in over 20 countries, and in more than 18 different languages.
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 150 books.
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.
We share a studio in rural Dorset, UK near the Jurassic Coast, with cows, rabbits, and badgers for neighbours.
Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!
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