Blessed at birth with fourteen fingers, a career in Illustration seemed obvious. Born and raised in Scotland, Ross studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and on graduating won the MacMillan Children's Book Award for his first book The Sea Hole. His following book Supposing, was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award and won the Scottish Arts Council Award. Ross now has over a hundred titles to his name including Busy Night, which won the White Raven Award, Alvie Eats Soup which gained an Oppenhiem Award, Billy Monster's Daymare which won the Royal Mail Book Award and Dear Vampa which won the Scottish Children's Book Award. Ross' book The Elephantom was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has now been staged at London's Royal National Theatre by the creative team behind 'WarHorse'. Ross now divides his time between writing and illustrating children's books and working on character development for animation houses such as Laika (Coraline) and Disney. In his private time Ross enjoys precariously swinging backwards on chairs.
'There isn't an illustrator in Britain who uses a more intelligent visual storytelling language' TES
'This wonderful story is worthy of the late great Roald Dahl himself' MUMSNET on the Elephantom
'I realy enjoyed this story because it was realy humeras and the animals at the little girls granny house they had a lot of detale. My favourite part was when the elephantom pooed in the little girls room.' HARRY
Visit Ross at www.rosscollins.net