Emma Chichester Clark

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Emma Chichester Clark (born 15 October 1955)[1] is a British children's book illustrator and author. She has published over 60 books and is best known for her series of picture books about a child's toy called Blue Kangaroo.[2]


Daughter of Robin Chichester-Clark and Jane Helen Goddard, Chichester Clark studied graphic design at Chelsea Art School in the 1970s.[3] After two years working in a design studio, she studied illustration under Quentin Blake at the Royal College of Art. Her book Listen to this won the 1988 Mother Goose Award for best newcomer.[2]


Written and illustrated
  • “Catch That Hat”, 1988
  • Listen to this, 1987.
  • Piper, 1995.
  • Little Miss Muffet counts to ten, 1997.
  • I love you, Blue Kangaroo!, 1998.
  • It was you, Blue Kangaroo!, 2001
  • Where are you, Blue Kangaroo!, 2002
  • What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?, 2002
  • No more kissing!, 2002.
  • Up in heaven, 2004.
  • Will and Squill, 2005.
  • Goldilocks and the three bears, 2010.
  • Boo! stories to make you jump by Laura Cecil. 1990.
  • The minstrel and the dragon pup by Rosemary Sutcliff. 1993.
  • Greek myths by Geraldine McCaughrean. 1993.
  • Greek gods and goddesses by Geraldine McCaughrean. 1993.
  • Too tired by Ann Turnbull. 1993.
  • The frog princess by Laura Cecil. 1995.
  • Something rich and strange : a treasury of Shakespeare's verse. 1005.
  • Roman myths by Geraldine McCaughrean. 1998.
  • Puss in Boots and other cat tales by Montena Mondadori. 2001.
  • Not last night but the night before by Colin McNaughton. 2009.
  • The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales by Saviour Pirotta. 2011


  1. ^ "Emma Chichester Clark". Who's who 2014. Oxford University Press. 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Joanna Carey, Croc on ice (with curlicues), The Guardian, 17 December 2005.
  3. ^ Ryder, Chris (18 August 2016). "Sir Robin Chichester-Clark obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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