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The Snowiest Christmas Ever!

The Snowiest Christmas Ever

25th September 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 with illustrating bears. I love their fat bottoms and relatively short legs – they look like toddlers with full nappies under their babygros.

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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.

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