April’s Author of the Month
KidsPlay is excited to announce Emily Gravett as our Author of the Month! Her story, The Odd Egg, is our featured April Story Walk. It is a beautifully illustrated and cleverly formatted tale with a surprise ending that’s bound to ruffle some feathers!
Emily Gravett is known for her “endearing, beautifully drawn characters” and for the way her writing “tickles the funny bone,” and touches the heart. Born in Brighton, England, Emily left school at the age of 16 to travel Great Britain. She spent eight years living in a big green bus with her partner and their daughter exploring all life had to offer. By 1997 she settled in Wales and realized she wanted a professional career. While enrolled in art school, she won the Macmillan Prize for Illustration, bringing her talent into the limelight and ultimately bringing her a book deal.
Emily Gravett is an award-winning author that is playful, intelligent, and funny! Each of her books are unique and surprising. Her works include Wolves, Orange Pear Apple Bear, Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me, Spells, and many more! Make sure to check out her fun and exciting website to learn more about Emily and her amazing books!