Illustrator of the Month – Chris Ridell
By Lisa Bulpin
Chris Riddell is a great author and illustrator. I’m featuring him as our illustrator of the month because I LOVE his illustrations.
His stories are wonderful and his illustrations
make them more fantastic and are completely worth reading.
Chris Riddell was born in Cape Town, South Africa on April 13, 1962. He moved with his family to England when he was 1 years old.
He always had an intrest in creative things and showed artistic talent from a really young age.
Chris Riddell studied illustration at Brighton Polytechnic and later went on to do illustrations for the Economist news magazine in the 80’s and then in 1995 he worked for The Observer.
He has written and illustrated tons of childrens books and has won and been nomitated for numerous awards, most notably for winning TWO rare Kate Greenaway Medals.
Chris Riddell now lives in Brighton with his wife and three children.
Here is a list of of some of our favourite Chris Riddells books for you to browse through and enjoy.