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I Love You With All My Heart

8th January 2020 by Jane Chapman

This is a sweet story about unconditional love, and the impact it has on a bear cub’s confidence. Little Bear can face the world knowing that Mummy loves her all the time – even when they are apart. Her own heartbeat reminds her of the constancy of parental love…, and there are a few cuddle […]

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My Life in Books

2nd April 2019 by Tim Warnes

I’ve recently launched a new resource for lovers of kid lit: My Life in Books. Part memoir; part commentary; part review by an industry insider, my weekly blog is intended to give parents and carers confidence and encouragement to share their passion for literacy. Helping you create connections through kids’ books with your loved ones, […]

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The Snowiest Christmas Ever

2nd March 2019 by Jane Chapman

Here’s another book about bears, hot off the painting table, but this one shows a family in comic crisis at Christmas. The ever patient Papa Bear attempts to keep order as snow piles up INSIDE… He’s a far better parent than me. His strongest response is ‘Crumbs!’. I don’t think I’ll ever get fed up […]

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Bear Can’t Sleep

27th November 2018 by Jane Chapman

Hurrah! ‘Bear Can’t Sleep’ has arrived. To quote the editor, ‘maybe my favourite one’. I heartily recommend this story, charmingly written by Karma Wilson about Bear and his friends. It is SO cosy for bedtime. Oh my, the tiny brushes I wore out on the quilts and whiskers… I heard on the grapevine that there […]

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The Big Book Adventure

4th October 2018 by Tim Warnes

I am so excited by this book, because it’s a celebration of reading for pleasure – and some classic tales!  Books can take you on some amazing adventures, and by sharing your books with your friends, you can go on even more! Which is exactly what Piggy and Foxy do in The Big Book Adventure! The […]

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Paws, please!

27th June 2018 by Jane Chapman

With Your Paw in Mine (Little Tiger Press) has recently been published in several countries – including Germany, Brazil, Slovenia, France and Finland as well as here in the UK and the US. Who doesn’t love sea otters clutching each others’ paws as they ride the waves? I am hoping that I’ll get to illustrate […]

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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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