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Chris Chatterton

Chris Chatterton began his career in graphic design and animation working on a variety of commercial and corporate projects as well as TV shows including Dr Who, Spooks and CBBC’s The Dumping Ground.

His passion for illustration led him to pursue a career as a freelance artist and has illustrated over fifty children’s books published in the UK and Worldwide including the best selling Ten Minutes to Bed series (Ladybird) and The Worrysaurus (Orchard - Written by Rachel Bright)

Now writing the stories as well, his debut author/illustrator picture book ‘This is Gus’ (Macmillan) is about a rather grumpy but loveable dog. Chris considers his Gus picture book story to be semi-autobiographical as he claims his Gus character is based on his own grumpy moods!

Originally from County Durham, Chris now lives and works in Spain.

Chris Chatterton is represented by Arabella Stein — to work with Chris please email Arabella


Stompysaurus, illustrated by Chris Chatterton was chosen by Waterstones as one of the The Children’s Books You Need to Read in 2022. Written by Rachel Bright, published by Orchard Books.

Selected for the WHSmith Children’s Fiction Book of the Month award for ‘It’s a Prince Thing’. Written by Philippa Gregory, published by HarperCollins.

Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2021 with ‘The Worrysaurus’ by Rachel Bright, published by Orchard Books.

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‘This is Gus’ picked for the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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