Lauren Child is one of the most talented and creative author-illustrators working today. Born in 1967, she grew up in Wiltshire and studied art in Manchester and London. Her first books, I Want a Pet and Clarice Bean, That’s Me, were published in 1999.
The first of her much-loved series of picture books featuring the endearing 7-year-old Charlie and his 5-year-old sister Lola, I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, was published in 2000 and won the Kate Greenaway Medal. She went on to write several more books about the loveable pair and their friends, who have starred in their own BBC TV series since 2005.
Lauren’s distinctive quirky and humorous illustrative style is characterised by its combination of different media, including photographs, magazine cuttings and collage.