Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett is the author and illustrator of Matilda’s CatAgain!Wolf Won’t Bite!Blue ChameleonThe Odd EggThe Rabbit ProblemDogsSpellsLittle Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal), Little Mouse’s Big Book of BeastsMonkey and Me, Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Her first book, Wolves, was the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Award for Illustration. Her second book, Orange Pear Apple Bear, was a Quills Award finalist, on the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year. Emily lives in Brighton, England, with her partner, their daughter, and the family dog. Visit her at EmilyGravett.com.

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Cyril and Pat
Old Hat
Tidy
Little Mouse's Big Book of Beasts
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Why stay between the lines?

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Who are you (I'm very bad at recognising people), and am I dreaming?

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Here at home in my studio, but with maybe another cup of tea.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd love to be able to sing, but it's never going to happen.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. For me perfect happiness a day with my family after finishing (and being pleased with) a book, but having had an idea of what to start working on next. It also involves roast potatoes, red wine, well cut lawns and my dog.

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