Nick Sharratt (born in London, 1962) is a [1 ] British illustrator and author of children's books, and was chosen to be the Official Illustrator for World Book Day 2006. Sharratt has illustrated around 200 books, including over 40 books [2 ] by award-winning author [3 ] Jacqueline Wilson, among them , The Lottie Project and Little Darlings which was the most borrowed library book in the UK for the first decade of this century. The Story of Tracy Beaker The books on which they have collaborated have sold more than 30 million copies in the UK and sales of picture books illustrated by Nick exceed 9 million. [4 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Nick grew up in Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Manchester
and was trained in graphic design at [5 ] St. Martin's School of Art. He takes his inspiration from the pop and graphic art of the 1960s, which he experienced as a child. His work is split between illustrating for other writers, most notably [6 ] Jacqueline Wilson and Jeremy Strong as well as Kes Gray, Giles Andreae, Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, and producing his own picture books for a younger audience.
He has won numerous awards including the
Children's Book Award, the Nestle Children's Book Award, The Right Start Award (book category), the Under Fives non-fiction She/WHSmith Award and the Educational Writers Award. He has won regional library book prizes in Nottingham, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Perth, Sheffield, Stockport, Southampton, Portsmouth and Somerset and was shortlisted for the [7 ] Kate Greenaway Medal in 2002. He is also a recipient of a gold Blue Peter badge. Nick Sharratt's work has been exhibited in [8 ] Britain, Italy, Japan and U.S.A.
I Went to the Zoopermarket
Ketchup on your Cornflakes?
Ouch, I need a Plaster!
Don’t Put Your Finger in the Jelly, Nelly!
Eat Your Peas
Shark in the Park
My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
What's in the Witch's Kitchen?
Dear Mother Goose
The Big Book of Crazy Mix-Ups
Mixed-Up Fairy Tales
The Green Queen
The Pointy-Hatted Princesses
Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose
Hippo has a Hat
Something Beginning with Blue
Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly
One to Ten and Back Again
Faster, Faster, Nice and Slow
Alphabet Ice Cream
Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli
The Big Book of Magical Mix-Ups
One Fluffy Baa-Lamb, Ten Hairy Caterpillars
One Mole Digging a Hole
Never Shake a Rattlesnake
Wriggle and Roar
The Gooey Chewy Rumble Plop Book
The Icky Sticky Snot and Blood Book
References [ edit ]
^ Sharratt, Nick
^ Scholastic Children's Books Out Now
^ "Jacqueline Wilson books". nicksharratt.com. Nick Sharratt . Retrieved . 24 February 2015
^ Nick Sharratt - David Higham Associates
^ Sharratt, Nick. "Education". Nick Sharratt . Retrieved . 24 February 2015
^ "Education". nicksharratt.com. Nick Sharratt . Retrieved . 24 February 2015
^ "Awards". nicksharratt.com . Retrieved . 24 February 2015
^ "Bibliography". nicksharratt.com. Nick Sharratt . Retrieved . 24 February 2015
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