New Books



Cuddle, Anyone?

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

What news? I’m trying out different painting styles at the moment in the hope that I can get away from teeny tiny brushes for a while! I haven’t shown anyone my efforts yet, but hopefully I’ll have something worthwhile soon. I seem to spend most of my time cooking for hungry boys…

FINALLY Fish on a Dish! has hit the shops! Oh, how I love this book with its’ peep through holes, shaped pages and massive, surprise gatefold spread. The text is fast and pacy, and the chase starts on page one for our fishy hero. But how will he escape those hungry penguins? You’ll have to read it to find out!

Then there’s No More Cuddles! We’ve all been on the receiving end of an untimely cuddle, but imagine if you were so soft and fluffy that you could never get away from being stroked and snuggled and fuzzed and fluffed. That’s what life is like for Barry, a Bigfoot in a forest full of hug-hungry bunnies. Poor Barry can’t find any peace and quiet. He’s desperate for a bit of Me Time…

Janes Books

More Fun With Archie!

Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

Archie the Rhino is back in his third book, and this time he’s demanding MORE! This series has been a bit of a run away success – I think the good humoured stories capture life with a rambunctious young child so well, and we can all relate to his parents’ frazzled looks. And to think the publisher needed some persuading to illustrate the family as rhinos! Fans of Archie will be glad to know that I am, as I type, working on the fourth in the series, due to publish next summer. Meanwhile, you can get a sneaky peek of it over on our Facebook 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 170 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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