Written and illustrated by Sam Boughton. Published by Tate Books.
“A charming story with stunning illustrations about the importance of nature, teaching us that if we work hard enough our dreams really can come true!” THE TELEGRAPH
“Beautiful, beautiful….that is the overwhelming feeling you get when reading The Extraordinary Gardener by Sam Boughton. The matt cover is speckled with watercolours, rendered more real by collaged fabric. And there is a strong childlike feeling, as crayon makes the curls of the child’s hair, the circles of his glasses and stripes on his shirt” BOOKS MADE BETTER
“An excellent choice for using in school, ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’ could be used to inspire so much work across the curriculum as well as making an excellent story time read. I am planning to use it for a Book Group session very soon”. NORTH SOMERSET TEACHERS BOOK AWARD
“A wild imagination has the power to create magic, to transport you to a different place, to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. What if what starts in the imagination could turn to reality? It just takes something very small mixed with lots of hope and belief. The artwork in this stunning picture book is as phenomenal as the extraordinary world Joe creates in the story. Each page is a colourful feast of illustrative intrigue culminating in a glorious pull out spread” PAGES OF JOY
“In this delightful debut picture book, a small boy with a vivid imagination is motivated to bring life and colour to his dull and grey urban environment. Inspired by an idea in his favourite book, Joe finds and plants an apple seed and waits for nature’s magic to begin. While this book has a freshness all of its own, it’s also possible to make links to other texts about growth, sharing and caring for the environment.” CLPE
MATISSE'S MAGICAL TRAIL
Written by Tim Hopgood and Illustrated by Sam Boughton, this charming tale of an artistic snail will warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Matisse is an undiscovered artist until young Leo comes along!
The illustrations are packed with colour and texture. Ink and collage work together to give a bold and exciting energy to the characters.
Published by Oxford University Press
HELLO MR DINOSAUR!
Written and Illustrated by Sam Boughton.
This bright and bold ‘lift the flap book’ is full of charming and humorous illustrations giving children facts on their favourite dinosaurs. Published by Templar Book, Hello Mr Dinosaur! is part of the series ‘Hello!’ which explores the various habitats of animals, past and present.
The illustrations in ink and collage sing out against a crisp white background. The final double fold out spread reveals a visual delight.
HELLO MRS ELEPHANT!
Written and Illustrated by Sam Boughton
Meet Elephant and all her friends in this interactive fact book published by Templar Books. We journey through the Savannah saying ‘Hello!’ to all the animals. In ‘Hello Mrs Elephant!’ we meet Cheetah, the fastest animal on the planet. And Giraffe, the TALLEST animal in the world!
These bold, brilliantly coloured illustrations are full of humour and joy. Children will love lifting the flaps to reveal extra information and funny facts on their favourite animals.
‘Hello Mrs Elephant!’ is part of the ‘Hello!’ Series by Sam Boughton
A mixture of personal and editorial projects for various clients.