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Benji Davies loved drawing from a young age; seeing his work in print is a childhood ambition fulfilled.

After studying animation at university, Benji went on to direct animated commercials, music promos and short films, before embarking fully upon his picture book career.

Having successfully debuted to critical and bestselling acclaim as an author/illustrator with Simon & Schuster (The Storm Whale, Grandad’s Island and The Storm Whale in Winter), Benji is further exploring his work as an animation filmmaker, transforming his stories from screen to page. The Grotlyn is his first rhyming book and marks the beginning of a new publishing relationship with HarperCollins. This staple of picture book commissions continues, alongside film and broadcasting opportunities, born of his award-winning work.

His books have been co-editioned in over thirty-five languages and countries, gaining recognition across Europe and around the world.

Benji is also the illustrator of Nosy Crow’s internationally successful Bizzy Bear board book series, which recently topped three million sales worldwide.

He lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Benji Davies is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Benji please email Arabella

'...beautifully illustrated story is a delight'
'...delight in this festive offering'
'...gentle, seasonal picture book'
'The lyrical story of a little girl and a snowflake'
'Exquisitely told and beautifully illustrated'
"...joyous illustrations integrate hand drawing and computer-generated colour..."
"A beautiful and comforting book"
"Lovely, poignant picture book, told in lucid prose and limpid illustrations"
CILIP/Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 - Nominated image
CILIP/Kate Greenaway Medal 2022 - Nominated
Great Books Guide 2021 image
Great Books Guide 2021
Books of the Year image
Books of the Year
Best Children's Book of the Year 2020 image
Best Children's Book of the Year 2020
Children's Books for Christmas image
Children's Books for Christmas
2020 - Winner image
2020 - Winner
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated image
The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 – Nominated
Book Award 2018 - Shortlisted image
Book Award 2018 - Shortlisted
World Illustration Awards 2018 — Nominated  image
World Illustration Awards 2018 — Nominated
World Illustration Awards 2018 — Shortlisted image
World Illustration Awards 2018 — Shortlisted
Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017 image
Dutch Picture Book Of The Year 2017
2015: Best Picture Book — WINNER image
2015: Best Picture Book — WINNER
Children's Book of the Year 2015 — WINNER image
Children's Book of the Year 2015 — WINNER
Oscar's Book Prize 2014 — WINNER image
Oscar's Book Prize 2014 — WINNER
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