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BOOKS FROM THE 2000s

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THE SEVEN RAVENS

2000

“The seven ravens are seven brothers transformed into birds by their fathers impetuous curse after they had neglected their baby sister. When Anna grows up, she sets off on a great quest to free the boys from enchantment. A voyage depicted in a deeply enjoyable blend of kaleidoscopic colour-play and careful, detailed drawings. Very highly recommended for shared and individual reading.”

Books for Keeps

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JESUS

2000

“In this stunning picture book, Brian Wildsmith portrays the life of Jesus of Nazareth.”

“In a series of powerful scenes framed by gold. After beginning with the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and the visit of the shepherds and wise men he shows Jesus’ youth in Nazareth, his baptism and temptation and his teaching and miracles. Finally Wildsmith depicts Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his death on the cross, his resurrection and ascension.”

“Each frame, reminiscent of an early gothic style, presents cameos of events enriched by Wildsmith’s inspired sense of decoration. Pictures to be dreamed over, and meditated upon, over and over again.”

Times Educational Supplement

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MY FLOWER

2000

“Creature disputes as to who a flower really belong to.”

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HOW MANY ?

2000

“An animal counting book where the child is asked to find how many of a particular animal is on each page.”

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IF ONLY

2000

“A zebra imagines what it would be like to have stops of many colours, a leopard pictures a coat of stars instead of spots and other creatures see themselves with a new and different look.”

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NOT HERE

2000

“A pair of birds cannot find any place from a chimney to a hen house, a fountain and a belfry in which to put their nest.”

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CAN YOU DO THIS ?

2000

“A dog, a tiger, bear and other creatures in numerous yoga positions.”

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KNOCK KNOCK

2000

“A play on the well known ‘knock, knock’ jokes to entertain children.”

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MARY

2002

“With a confident tone and delicately wrought ink and water-colour paintings, Wildsmith outlines the life of Mary, mother of Jesus and the “Queen of Heaven and earth.”… Fittingly, the author describes the journey to Bethlehem, Jesus’ birth the wedding at Cana where Jesus performs a miracle, his crucifixion and resurrection depicting them through Mary’s eyes.”

Publishers Weekly

“Lavishly illustrated in a gilt-frame arch, with multicoloured angles watching over almost every scene…”

Ann G. Hay


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BRIAN WILDSMITH’S ZOO ANIMALS

2002

“With illustrations first published in Animal Tricks, The Owl and the Woodpecker and other stories, Zoo Animals by Brian Wildsmith introduces youngsters to 28 animals (one per page) from around the world, including polar bears, meerkats and spider monkeys. Bite-size blurbs accompany each illustration and present basic facts ("Spider Monkeys use their tails like hands to grasp on to tree branches. Spider Monkeys live in Central and South America").
A Spanish-language edition, Los animales del zoologico, is also available.”


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THIS BOOK NEEDS CHANGING TO

A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

Previously published as THE ROAD TO BETHLEHEM

“In this appealing story, a group of animals set out on a journey to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus, making friends and helping each other out along the way.”

“Gorgeous, gold-edged, heartbreaking version of the tale told from the animals’ point of view.”

The Times

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BRIAN WILDSMITH’S ANIMAL COLORS

2007

“Wildsmith teaches colors through the vibrantly illustrated animals on the pages of this popular color book.”

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BRIAN WILDSMITH’S FARM ANIMALS

2007

“The illustrations for these chubby board books are compiled from several earlier Wildsmith books. Both are based on softly painted animal illustrations. One focuses on colors while the other highlights animal sounds. These would be the perfect choice for parents and caregivers to read with toddlers for entertainment as well as building basic knowledge skills.”

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FAVOURITE FABLES

A compilation of Brian’s beautiful La Fontaine’s fables from the 60s

2008

“A lovely collection of five well-loved fables for parents and children to share simply retold and sumptuously illustrated by Brian Wildsmith, the internationally acclaimed picture-book writer and artist. We meet a boastful hare as he challenges a slow-and-steady tortoise to a race. We see how a bag of coins threatens to rob a simple shoemaker of his happiness. We discover that the Sun's gentle warmth is more than a match for the North Wind's bluster. We join a miller, a boy, and a donkey on their eventful journey. And we witness a little rat's kindness and courage in helping a mighty lion. These are lovely stories for adults to share with children over and over again.”

Lovereading4kids

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AMAZING ANIMAL ALPHABET

2009

“Learn the alphabet on an animal safari! Brian Wildsmith's vibrant illustrations of animals from around the world provide children with a fun and exciting way to learn their ABCs. The amazing facts about animals from A to Z will entertain the entire family.”

Google Books

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ANIMAL GALLERY

2010

“Three of Brian’s 1960s masterpieces, Wild Animals, Birds & Fishes, brought together as one.”

“Discover a lepe of leopards, a company of parrots, and a stream of minnows in this glorious visual introduction to the animal kingdom sumptuously illustrated by internationally acclaimed picture-book artist, Brian Wildsmith. This beautiful book will delight young animal lovers. Through evocative paintings, children are brought face to face with wildlife from around the world. Brian Wildsmith has captured the essence of each animal - from the playfulness of otters to a noisy gathering of parrots. His panoramic pictures also give a real sense of the animals' habitats - from a sun-soaked plain where elephants roam to icy Antarctica where penguins huddle together. Collective nouns - some familiar, others wonderfully surprising - are used to describe each group of animals. This is a book that will inspire a love of nature and a respect for animals from the earliest age.”

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CAT ON THE MAT AND FRIENDS

A compilation of material from Cat on the Mat, Toot Toot, The Island & All Fall Down, 2011

“This is an absolute joy to read aloud and the simple yet engaging text coupled with the vivid, humorous illustrations make it perfect for toddlers. Having sold half a million copies already, the book will bring delight to a whole host of new readers.”

The Book Seller

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

New edition. 2018

“The familiar Christmas Story is seen afresh through the eyes of young Rebecca and a little donkey who follow Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem. When the two travellers reach the inn, they find what they were searching for and a gift they weren’t expecting.”


”Wildsmith's powerfully mysterious watercolours feature a touch of gold leaf on every page.

The Sunday Times

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BRIAN WILDSMITH’S BIBLE STORIES

COMING OCTOBER 2019