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Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven.

He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design before working as an animator. Ben has illustrated a number of children’s books including Rudey’s Windy Christmas (HarperCollins) and Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit (Egmont) which won the 2013 Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the creator of the award-winning The Best Birthday Present Ever! and The Best Christmas Present Ever! published by Macmillan Children’s Books. Ben lives and works in Brighton.

Ben Mantle is represented by Susan Penny — to work with Ben please email Susan

"All aboard for a great storytime pick." — Kirkus Review
"Mantle's expressive and bright cartoon illustrations...are a perfect match" — Publishers Weekly
"Full of excitement and originality." — Read it Daddy
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