Russell Ayto

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Richard Ayto is an English illustrator of children's books including many picture books.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Chichester, Sussex[1] in 1960[2] and grew up in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. After school he worked in the Histopathology Department of the John Radcliffe Hospital before studying at Oxford Polytechnic and Exeter College, Exeter where he gained a degree in Graphic Design. He gained work with Observer Magazine and Time Out[3] and began illustrating adult fiction before his work was spotted by Walker Books and he moved to illustrating children's fiction.[4] He currently lives with his family in Penzance, Cornwall.[5]

Recognition[edit]

Works[edit]

Adult cover art[edit]

Children's books as writer[edit]

  • The Other Day I Met A Bear, self-illustrated, Walker Books, 2001

Children's books as illustrator[edit]

1990s[edit]

  • Harry and the Lady Next Door by Gene Zion, BBC Books, 1991
  • Quacky Quack-quack! by Ian Whybrow, Walker Books, 1991
  • Broops Down the Chimney by Nicholas Fisk, Walker Books, 1991
  • Trouble at the North Pole by Effin Older Heinemann Young, 1992
  • Cinderella and the Hot Air Balloon by Ann Jungman, Frances Lincoln, 1992
  • Denzil the Dog Polisher by Andrew Matthews, Methuen Young, 1993
  • Little Luis and the Bad Bandit by Ann Jungman, Walker Books, 1993
  • Lazy Jack by Vivian French, Walker Books, 1994
  • The Stray Cat's Tale by Ian Strachan, Heinemann, 1995
  • The Peckthorn Monster by Hazel Townson, Mammoth, 1995
  • Mr Potter's Pig by Phyllis Root, Walker Books, 1996
  • Ella and the Naughty Lion by Anne Cottringer, Mammoth, 1996
  • Henry Pond the Poet by Dick King-Smith, Hodder, 1996
  • Tale of the Terrible Teeth by Hazel Townson, Heinemann, 1996
  • A Little Too late! by Shirley Jackson, Ladybird Books, 1997
  • Rollerblading Royals by Karen Wallace, Hodder, 1997
  • A Funny Sort of Dog by Elizabeth Laird, Mammoth, 1997
  • The Worm and the Toffee Nosed Princess by Eva Ibbotson, Hodder, 1997
  • Baby Bird by Joyce Dunbar, Walker Books, 1998
  • A Hiccup on the High Seas by Karen Wallace, A & C Black, 1998
  • Let the Sun Shine by Kaye Webb (editor), Frances Lincoln, 1998
  • Choose Your Superhero (poems) by Norman Silver, Hodder, 1998
  • Gordon (Pet Pals) by Anne Cottringer, Orchard Books, 1999
  • Where's Tim's Ted? by Ian Whybrow, HarperCollins, 1999
  • Whiff by Ian Whybrow, Doubleday, 1999

2000s[edit]

  • You'll Grow Soon, Alex by Andrea Shavick, Orchard Books, 2000
  • Happy Family by Shirley Jackson, Ladybird, 2000
  • My Dog by June Crebbin, Walker Books, 2001
  • Herbie Monkey by Martin Waddell, Walker Books, 2001
  • The Witch's Children by Ursula Jones, Orchard Books, 2001
  • Strange Exchange by Pat Thomson, Barn Owl Books, 2002
  • Farmer Smart's Fat Cat by James Sage, Chronicale Books, 2002
  • Emily's Legs by Dick King-Smith, Hodder, 2002
  • Going Up by Martin Waddell, Walker Books, 2003
  • Cup Run by Martin Waddell, Walker Books, 2003
  • The Witch's Children and the Queen by Ursula Jones, Orchard Books, 2003
  • Super Sue by Cressida Cowell, Candlewick Press, 2003
  • Star Striker Titch by Martin Waddell, Walker Books, 2003
  • Mr Beast by James Sage, HarperCollins, 2004
  • One More Sheep by Mij Kelly, Hodder, 2005
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs by Giles Andreae, Puffin Books, 2005
  • Super Sue at Super School by Cressida Cowell, Candlewick Press, 2005
  • One Voice, Please by Sam McBratney, Walker Books, 2005
  • The Big Adventure (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2006
  • Get Fit (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2006
  • Tim, Ted and the Pirates by Ian Whybrow, HarperCollins, 2006
  • The Slippery Wallpaper (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2006
  • The Terrible Toothache (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2006
  • All-in-together Cake (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2006
  • The Haunted Tent (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2006
  • Mind the Baby (Monster & Frog) by Rose Impey, Orchard Books, 2007
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs: Missing Treasure! by Giles Andreae, Puffin, 2007
  • The Cow That Laid An Egg by Andy Cutbill, HarperCollins, 2007
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Activity Book by Giles Andeae, Puffin, 2008
  • Where Teddy Bears Come From by Mark Burgess, Puffin, 2008
  • The Cow That Was the Best Moo-Ther by Andy Cutbill, HarperCollins, 2009
  • The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones, Orchard Books, 2009
  • The Best Cow in Show by Andy Cutbill, HarperCollins, 2009
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - The Magic Cutlass by Giles Andreae, Puffin, 2009

2010s[edit]

  • The Love Bugs by Simon Puttock, HarperCollins, 2010
  • Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs - Smugglers Bay! by Giles Andreas, Puffin, 2010
  • First Week at Cow School by Andy Cutbill, HarperCollins, 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russell Ayto". Orchard Books. Hachette Children's Books (hachettechildrens.co.uk). Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Russell Ayto (1960–) Biography - Personal, Addresses, Career, Honors Awards, Illustrator, Adaptations, Sidelights". Biography.jrank.org. Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  3. ^ "Russell Ayto". Authors & Artists. Walker Books (walker.co.uk). Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  4. ^ "Author Profiles {Ayto}". Peters Bookselling Services (peters-books.co.uk). Retrieved 2012-07-24. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Russell Ayto". Alibris UK (alibris.co.uk). Retrieved 2012-07-24. 
  6. ^ "Shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awarded in 2002". Press release 2002. CILIP. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  7. ^ "{KGM} – Judges' Comments on the Shortlist". Press release 29 April 2005. CILIP. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  8. ^ "Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2008". Booktrust. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
  9. ^ "Book Details". Abebooks.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-24. [dead link]

External links[edit]

  • Russell Ayto at Library of Congress Authorities — with 23 catalogue records