Original picture book artwork by Charles Fuge is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration.
Charles Fuge was brought up in Bath where a fanatical interest in wildlife translated into the drawing of animals. Once at Camberwell School of Art (where he was tutored by John Lawrence), he went on to win the Macmillan Prize in 1988 for Bush Vark’s First Day Out. This went on to win the Mother Goose Award the following year, and a career in children’s book illustration began.
Charles Fuge has since illustrated nearly fifty picture books including Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball which was runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2001.
He now lives in Dorset with his partner Sarah and their 9 year old son Oliver and continues to write and illustrate for children. The book he is currently working on is Who Woke the Baby by Jane Clarke which will be published by Nosy Crow next year.
As well as growing organic vegetables and chairing a local recycling charity, Charles loves making music and plays percussion for a local folk band Mor or Less.
‘Little Wombat was looking for apples.’
‘PLA-TY-PUS! Little Wombat giggled.’
‘How did you learn to swim like that?’
‘First Little Wombat had to hold onto the edge and kick his legs as hard as he could.’
‘Then he used a log as a float, and he splashed all around the pond.’
‘WOM-BA-AT! Koala and Rabbit cheered him on’