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Bruce Ingman is a writer and illustrator of children’s books. As a child, Bruce spent long periods in hospital with a hearing problem, so drawing was important to him both as a pastime and a useful form of communication.
He planned to be a painter and after graduating he got a place at the Royal College of Art to study illustration under Quentin Blake.
His first book, When Martha’s Away (1995) was a stylish fantasy about what cats get up to when they have the house to themselves.
"“Oversized and irresistible, Ingman’s first book features gestural paintings full of bright bold colours, inventive typography and a soupcon of sly humour.”"
Bruce loves the collaborative process and has teamed up with the writer Allan Ahlberg to produce Previously, The Runaway Dinner, The Pencil and Everybody was a baby once which is a poetry collection for infants of every age. He has also illustrated a book by Olga Cabral called The Seven Sneezes. Most recently he has worked with Allan Ahlberg again and illustrated This is the Story of Alison Hubble who went to bed single and woke up double, a hilarious and playful picture book about a young girl who keeps multiplying!
Hooray for Bread by Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
Ronny Rock Starring in A Thousand Tiny Explosions by Merryn Threadgould illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
Ronny Rock Monster Cake Meltdown by Merryn Threadgould illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
Everybody Was a Baby Once by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
The Seven Sneezes by Olga Cabral (Golden Books)
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
Previously by Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
Double Pink by Kate Feiffer illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Simon and Schuster)
Boing by Sean Taylor illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Walker)
Bad News I’m In Charge (Walker)
A Night on the Tiles (Egmont)
Lost Property (Egmont)
When Martha’s Away (Egmont)
Henry Tate by Bruce Ingman (Tate Publishing)
Alison Hubble by Allan Ahlberg illustrated by Bruce Ingman (Puffin)
"Few picture books today offer such subtle, imaginative, thought-provoking fare. We need more artists- and writers – with this kind of lead in their pencils."