"Top of my pile, as he was last year, is Christopher Wormell, whose Mice, Morals, & Monkey Business features 21 of Aesop's finest fables. Wormell has two advantages over the competition: first, his woodcuts are sublime; second, he knows how to design a book to please every age group. Independent on Sunday "(Teeth Tails and Tentacles) is divine... the temptation will be to frame his dynamic images of animals for yourself." The Times Book Review "The New Alphabet of Animals is simply magnificent. A very satisfying strength lies throughout this book." Times Educational Supplement"
About the Author
Christopher Wormell is the celebrated English wood engraver whose illustrated books are collected and loved throughout the world. His first children’s book, An Alphabet of Animals, won the prestigious Graphics Prize at the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair and has been reprinted in numerous editions. His other children’s book titles include Mowgli's Brothers, Blue Rabbit and Friends, Blue Rabbit and the Runaway Wheel, Animal Train, Off to the Fair, and George and the Dragon. Wormell lives in London with his wife and three children.