Jarvis is an award winning picture book maker. He is published by Harper Collins, Penguin books and Walker books. His author-illustrated books have received the V&A best illustrated book award and the Cambridge book award for best debut. He lives in Manchester with his wife (who gives him all his best ideas), his cat (who shreds them into pieces) and dog (who helps the cat).
Nominated for The Kate Greenaway Award 2019 for ‘Pick A Pine Tree’, published by Walker Books.
V&A Illustration Award: Best Illustrated Book 2017 for ‘Alan’s Big Scary Teeth’ by Jarvis, published by Walker Books.
“The short, rhyming text has a bouncy, appealing tone, with four brief lines of text per page. Delightful mixed-media illustrations use a flattened perspective, simple shapes, and glowing, light-filled backgrounds for a fresh take on the tree-decorating tradition. The illustrations are all in double-page-spread format with compositions that will work well for reading to a group or with just one child in a lap. Pick this delightful story for a Christmas story time, for library collections, or for family reading around the Christmas tree.” — Kirkus Review for ‘Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht, illustrated by Jarvis.
“A riotous jungle romp about a crocodile with an embarrassing secret. It’s great fun.’ — Fiona Noble for The Bookseller on ‘Alan’s Big Scary Teeth’ by Jarvis.
“Jarvis’s whimsical digital artwork shows the energetic penguins riding the rails of a Venetian gondola, waterskiing in Sydney, and bonding with their polar bear guide… The pleasures, quirks, and unexpected surprises of travel are evident” — Publishers Weekly for ‘Poles Apart’ by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Jarvis.