Jim Field

Children's Illustrator

Add to shortlist
Jim Field

Books

Associate Agent: Emily Talbot
Assistant: Molly Jamieson

Books

Hailing from the town of Farnborough (the one with the Airshow), Jim drew from a very early age with a burning ambition to 'make cartoons'. He studied animation at Hull School of Art and Design, graduated in 2002, gradually paved his way into the animation industry working as a director for Partizan in London. 

Meanwhile, he was also penning his way as a freelance illustrator working for editorial publications...

His first children's book commission came about from a self promotional mail-out of five stinky fish landing on the right desk at the right time at Macmillan (fortunately they were illustrated fish not actual fish). Jim illustrated the two book series Quentin Quirk's Magic Work's written by Kelly McKain. Since then, he has illustrated a series of books for Pearson Education entitled 'Pete's Peculiar Pet Shop' and 'The Exchange'.

His first picture book CATS AHOY! written by Peter Bently won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and was nominated for the Kate Greenaway award.

Latest Publication:

Grandpa Christmas(4th October 2018,Egmont)

Renowned children's author Michael Morpurgo teams up with bestselling illustrator Jim Field in this stunning Christmas picture book.

Dearest little Mia, 
This Christmas, instead of a Christmas card – you’ll have plenty of those – and instead of a present – you’ll have plenty of those too, I am sending you a letter . . .

Every Christmas Mia and her family read a letter which her Grandpa wrote to her. His letter is a warm, impassioned and heartfelt wish for a better world for Mia to live in. He remembers fondly the times they spent in his garden finding frogs and worms and planting seeds.

But Grandpa worries that all the things they love so much are in danger . . .
His letter is a hopeful plea to Mia (and to all of us) to continue to care for and protect our precious world.

Michael Morpurgo frames his powerful message about protecting the environment in this beautiful personal story about a grandpa’s wish for his granddaughter to live in a better world. This vital and timely story is paired with Jim Field’s emotive illustrations in this gorgeous Christmas picture book, perfect for the whole family to share.

Upcoming Publications: 

 

Another brilliantly funny, rhyming read-aloud picture book, jam-packed with cute puppies and silliness, from the bestselling, multi-award-winning creators of Oi Frog!

Dog is looking after some puppies. Quite a few puppies, actually, and none of them will sit! Not even on guppies, like they're supposed to! They're getting a little out of hand - but luckily Frog's got a cunning plan . . .

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and Friends

A Bite in the Night: Book 4 (Rabbit and Bear)(20th Febuary 2020, Hodders Children's Books)

Gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is a brilliantly funny story of a rabbit and a bear who discover that things are always better when they're shared with a friend. Ideal for readers moving on from picture books.

'A perfect animal double-act.' (The Times, Book of the Week)

Rabbit is surprised: some of the trees in the valley seem to be flying south for the winter.

His friend Bear is sure that trees can't fly.

Then there's a loud CRUNCH! from Very Near By. It sounds like the world's largest rabbit, eating the world's largest carrot.

There's a new creature in Rabbit and Bear's valley, and he's trying to Change Everything.

From novelist and playwright Julian Gough, and the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, Jim Field, this is a tale of friendship, Progess, and all kinds of getting muddy.