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
School Library Journal
"A perfect preschool adventure"
"All aboard for a great storytime pick."
"Mantle's expressive and bright cartoon illustrations...are a perfect match"
Read it Daddy
"Full of excitement and originality."
Red Reading Hub
"Get hold of a copy of this super seasonal story"
"A lovely book about friendship"
Love Reading 4 Kids
Summer Reading 2021 List
Children's Book of the Month
Lancashire County Council
Fantastic Book Awards 2020-2021 - Nominated
Great Books Guide 2020
Book of the Month July 2020
Tir na n-Og Children's Book Awards 2020 shortlist
The Reading Agency
Summer Reading Challenge 2020 Pick
Sainsbury's Childrens Book Awards 2019 - Shortlisted
Book of the Month August 2019
Florida Association for Media in Education
Sunshine State Young Reader Award Jr. 2015
Best in Rhyme Award 2015