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Irish-born, Bristol-based Yasmeen Ismail is an award-winning author, illustrator and animator.

After co-founding a successful animation production company, Yasmeen changed her focus to writing and illustrating picture books.

Her first picture book ‘Time for Bed, Fred’ with Bloomsbury Publishing, won the V&A Best Illustrated Book Award and The New York Times Best Illustrated Book award. It was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, and nominated for the National Cartoonists Society “Silver Reuben”Award.

Following the success of her debut picture book she has been nominated for her other works many times since and has been selected by the Society of Illustrators to have her work shown in the Original Art Exhibition in New York four years in a row. She continues to work on picture books for Bloomsbury, and Nosy Crow, and hopes to create more Kiki and Bobo novelty books with Walker Books.

Yasmeen loves to work with watercolours, pens, crayons, pastels, pencils and paints and likes to experiment with all sorts of other mediums. She loves to experiment and expand in all areas of her work and is constantly trying to improve her writing and drawing.

Yasmeen Ismail is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Yasmeen please email Arabella

“Fun, clever, and empowering" - Kirkus Reviews
'An art-positive story rich in love, determination, and delightfully big words for brains of all sizes.'
"Girls and boys being who they are, not who they feel they should be." — The Bookseller
"Pure artistic brilliance on each and every spread." — The Booksniffer
"A hilarious, not-ready-for-bed book starring Fred—an irresistible dog . . . " — Kirkus
World Illustration Awards 2022 - Longlisted image
World Illustration Awards 2022 - Longlisted
Oscar's Book Prize 2021 - Shortlist image
Oscar's Book Prize 2021 - Shortlist
World Illustration Awards 2020 - Winner image
World Illustration Awards 2020 - Winner
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020  - 'Nuts!' and 'Would You Like a Banana?' image
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2020 - 'Nuts!' and 'Would You Like a Banana?'
Pathways Book of the Week - Jan 2020 image
Pathways Book of the Week - Jan 2020
National Cartoon Society:  Silver Reubens Award — Nominated image
National Cartoon Society: Silver Reubens Award — Nominated
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Longlist image
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 - Longlist
V&A Best Book Illustration Award 2014 — WINNER image
V&A Best Book Illustration Award 2014 — WINNER
Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014 - Shortlist image
Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2014 - Shortlist
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