Jungle Shenanigans!

13th September 2013 by Jane Chapman

Monkey Found a Baby was recently 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? […]

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Ollie’s 123 App!

28th March 2013 by Tim Warnes

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new venture for us – our very own app! Ollie the cat originally featured in a series of concept books by Walker Books – now he’s back in Ollie’s 123, which features possibly the cutest giggly worms ever! Narration is provided by my son, who also designed the typeface. […]

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Hands off my Honey! is here!

28th March 2013 by Jane Chapman

This is a collaboration between Tim and me, except that Tim had absolutely nothing to do with the writing, and I had absolutely nothing to do with the pictures! It’s nice to see both of our names on the cover of a book. I wrote this story because my brother and I used to love […]

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Boris the Bear is back!

22nd August 2012 by Tim Warnes

Boris the bear is back – and this time heʼs wearing a cape! Boris Saves the Show is the third adventure in the series in which the lovable hero takes it upon himself to save the day! If only all bears were so helpful. This series is going from strength to strength, and is now […]

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Bear Says Thanks

22nd August 2012 by Jane Chapman

Bear Says Thanks is released this Autumn (in time for Thanksgiving), when weʼll also be celebrating TEN YEARS since the first publication of Bear Snores On. Hooray! You can find out more over on our Facebook page. Please have a look at Iʼm Not Sleepy! too. We all know little owls who donʼt want to […]

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Monty and Milli

7th March 2012 by Tim Warnes

Iʼm delighted that Chalk & Cheese are to feature in the exciting Team Cul de Sac book project, raising funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonʼs research. The book, which includes contributions from Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Jim Davis (Garfield) and children’s illustrator Mo Willems, is in honour of Richard Thompson, the […]

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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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