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Artwork by Fred Blunt

Humour has always been top of Fred’s list when it comes to drawing and writing.

Right from those early (rather unflattering) portraits of teachers, Fred knew he wanted to entertain with his work. Now writing and illustrating his own, very silly picture books and children’s fiction – Fred couldn’t be happier.

Fred has illustrated dozens of books. His own Captain Falsebeard series was published in 2015 (Puffin), in addition to author collaborations with; Will Mabbitt This is Not A Bedtime Story series (Puffin), Michelle Robinson The Forgetful Knight (Dial USA) / Grandmas from Mars (Bloomsbury), Julia Jarman Fussy Freda (Hodder), the Knightmare fiction series, Peter Bently (Stripes).

Fred’s latest author/illustrated title Santa Clause Vs The Easter Bunny published with Andersen Press. Clients include: Penguin Random House, Andersen Press, Bloomsbury, Hodder, Dial USA, Little Tiger Press, Usborne, Collins, Kingfisher, Blue Apple USA…and many others.

Fred lives in Wiltshire, with his wife Clare, two children Bonnie and Sonny, and their retired Greyhound, Olive.

Fred Blunt is represented by Susan Penny — to work with Fred please email Susan

'Wonderfully original'
"Kids will love this quirky quest and its uproariously unreliable narrator."
"...go bonkers in this inventive, subversive version of a traditionally restful night-time tale"
"A deliciously subversive tale"
2021 - Shortlisted image
2021 - Shortlisted
2021 - Shortlisted image
2021 - Shortlisted
Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards - Finalist image
Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards - Finalist
Great Books Guide 2020  image
Great Books Guide 2020
Children's Book Award 2020 - Shortlisted image
Children's Book Award 2020 - Shortlisted
InspiREAD 2020 - Winner image
InspiREAD 2020 - Winner
Indie Book of the Month July 2020 image
Indie Book of the Month July 2020
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