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Laurence Anholt

Biography

Catherine and Laurence Anholt are one of the world’s leading writer and illustrator teams. Together, they have created over sixty picture books including A Kiss Like This.

THE BASICS: CATHERINE
Born: London, 1958
Jobs: Nurse
Lives: Lyme Regis, Dorset
First Book: Truffles, 1983

THE BASICS: LAURENCE
Born: London, 1959
Jobs: Door-to-door encyclopædia salesman, tropical fish salesman, laboratory assistant, picture framer, sign writer, kitchen porter, cinema usher, joiner, art teacher
Lives: Lyme Regis, Dorset
First Book: Truffles, 1983

THE BOOKS
When Catherine and Laurence work together, he writes and she illustrates. Laurence has also written work for other artists, including Tony Ross, Arthur Robins, Martin Chatterton and Sheila Moxley. To make things even more confusing, Laurence also sometimes illustrates his own books!

Catherine grew up in the Cots...

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DATES OF BIRTH:
Catherine: London 18.1.58
Laurence: London 4.8.59

FAVOURITE BOOK:
Catherine: Restoration by Rose Tremain
Laurence: The Catcher in the Rye

MOST TREASURED POSSESSION:
Our children of course!

FAVOURITE SONG:
Catherine: Dixit Dominus by Handel
Laurence: The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles

FAVOURITE FILM:
Catherine: Cider with Rosie
Laurence: If

Bibliography

Published by Puffin

Babysitter Bear jacket image
  • Babysitter Bear
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 17 2005
  • 3 - 5 years

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