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Pauline Gregory

Pauline is a Devon based illustrator, living by the sea. She specialises in children’s literature. Following her passion, Pauline graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a First Class Honours, BA in illustration.

She takes inspiration from the funny and endearing things animals and people do everyday as well as the superb imagination that children have.

Pauline works with traditional materials to create quirky illustrations with humour and charm.

Some of Pauline’s clients include; Bloomsbury publishing, Wren & Rook, Hinkler Books, Oxford University Press, NubeOcho, Miles Kelly Publishing, Bookoli, Highlights and more.

Reviews

Animal friends have a lot less fun, at least temporarily, in “The Great Cookie Kefuffle,” a lively Aesopian counting book written by Jessica Shaw and illustrated by Pauline Gregory. The pairing here of bright, zany pictures and bouncy text gives 3- to 7-year-olds the chance to go through various types of animals (sheep, pigs, hens, et al.) and play with alliteration (roosters raise a ruckus, cats cause a commotion) while practicing their numbers.

There’s a moral dimension too, as the tranquility of a “friendly, little” farm is shattered by an apple of discord—in this case, a cookie—that falls from a child’s lunch bag. Suddenly the peaceable kingdom is fraught with envy and greed: “There was a flurry of snouts, wings, and beaks, as every one of the animals fought for the cookie.” Only with the arrival of a feared common enemy do the farm animals remember to make common cause, putting an end to the great cookie kerfuffle.

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Illustrated by Pauline Gregory, written by Alex English and published by Faber was reviewed in The Guardian’s Children’s book reviews round-up - Picture Books, with journalist Imogen Carter writing:

“It’s not light skies keeping the boy awake in Alex English’s Monkey Bedtime (Faber, 5 May), but a host of hairy primates who have escaped from the zoo. At first it’s just one pygmy marmoset tapping at the window, but before long the tiny chap has let in dozens of his pals and chaos erupts in the bathroom: “The tamarin burped out his name in bubbles in the air. The marmoset jumped in the sink, squeezed toothpaste in his hair.”

With mum off dealing with the baby (while occasionally shouting to her son to get undressed, wash his face, GET READY!), the situation spirals out of control, depicted by Pauline Gregory’s lively drawings of monkeys wrecking the house (the shocked pet dog watching on is a nice touch). Soon the boy finds himself in tears which, fortunately, sparks a mass tidy-up by the guests who realise they’ve gone too far. An amusingly literal portrayal of the wildness that so often overcomes children at the end of the day, Monkey Bedtime demands to be read aloud.”

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