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John Prater (British)

John Prater studied graphics at Brighton College of Art and went on to attend Reading University. He worked in advertising for several years before taking up teaching. He is married with two children and his wife, Julie is also an Art teacher. On Friday Something Funny Happened was runner-up for the 1983 Mother Goose Award which is presented annually to the most exciting newcomer to children`s book illustration. Since then he has illustrated picture books with great success for both Walker Books and The Bodley Head, illustrating such memorable titles as The Kite and Caitlin, Timid Tim and the Cuggy Thief and the sequel Really Brave Tim as well as a number of irresistible bear books for the very young, The Bear went over the Mountain, Number One Tickle your Tum, Again, Oh Where, Oh Where Board Book, Walking Round the Garden Board Book and a Baby Bear Lift-the-Flap Book. John continues to work full time as an illustrator and lives with his family near Southampton.

John Prater. Tickly Tickly on the knee

Tickly Tickly on the Knee
Watercolour and pencil
Signed by the artist
30 x 20 cm.
An alternative version for an illustration for The Big Baby Bear Book (the Bodley Head, 2001, illustrated p.176.)


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