Ed Vere is an award winning and New York Times bestselling writer & illustrator of picture books.
His latest book is 'Grumpy Frog', published in the UK by Puffin Books.
'Max the Brave' is a New York Times bestseller and was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'. It was also long listed for the Kate Greenaway medal and is published in over 12 languages. It was followed by 'Max at Night' and 'Max and Bird'.
'The Getaway', his first book, won the Highland Children's Book Award in 2007. The following year, 'Banana' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway prize. In 2009 'Mr Big' was Booktrust’s official Booktime book, reaching 750,000 British schoolchildren – the largest single print run for a picture book! In the same year, pop-up book 'Chick' won the Booktrust Early Years Award for best baby book.
'Bedtime for Monsters' was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and the next year Ed had the honour of being one of the four Roald Dahl Funny Prize judges, along with Michael Rosen.
Ed also works on many projects related to his books . . . from speaking at festivals from Rio to Kerala, and curating festivals in the UK, to appearing onstage with the Britten Sinfonia and the Neil Cowley Trio to bring Mr Big to life with music and live drawing. Ed worked with Tiger Aspect to develop an animated TV series and is currently working with the Little Angel Theatre on a production of Mr Big.
Ed recently co-produced 'Max the Brave' with the Britten Sinfonia in a series of concerts featuring live drawing and classical music, finishing at The Barbican Centre in London.
Ed worked with CLPE to co-create Power of Pictures, a literacy program concentrating on using drawing and picture books to motivate children's literacy achievements.
Ed lives and works in London.
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