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Emma Chichester Clark

“Among the many flavours of children’s books, that of Emma Chichester Clark’s—funny, elegant, and delicious—is unique.”—Quentin Blake

Emma Chichester Clark has written and illustrated numerous acclaimed children’s books, including I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!; Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?; It Was You, Blue Kangaroo!; No More Kissing!; More!; and Little Miss Muffet’s Count-Along Surprise.

Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark was born in London but lived in Ireland until 1975. She studied at the Chelsea School of Art from 1975 to 1978, followed by a course at the Royal College of Art from 1980 to 1983 where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan, and The Sunday Times and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. Her work was exhibited at the Thumb Gallery in 1984 and 1987. Emma lives in West London.

Emma won the Mother Goose Award in 1988 as the most exciting newcomer to children’s book illustration for Listen to This, a collection of short stories compiled by Laura Cecil, her agent. This received wide critical acclaim when it was first published by The Bodley Head in 1988. Her first picture book for The Bodley Head, Catch That Hat! was published in 1988, followed by The Story of Horrible Hilda and Henry in the same year.

Emma has a cat called Posy, whom she named after the illustrator, Posy Simmonds, and they live in West London near the River Thames. Emma’s favorite pastime is watching the geese and the ducks, but she makes Posy stay at home.



“The bright, Easter-egg-colored pictures, filled with whimsical detail, appealingly illustrate Lily’s panic and relief and infuse the story’s messages about responsibility with a lightheartedness that children will embrace . . . good choice for beginning readers.”—Booklist


“A wholly satisfying story of the bond between a child and her favorite animal, enhanced by large, expressive watercolors.”—Starred, School Library Journal


—An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists

“[A] wonderful variation on the nursery rhyme.”—Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“Will have preschoolers cheering.”—Publishers Weekly

Author Bookshelf

Amazing Mr Zooty!

By: Emma Chichester Clark

The Amazing Mr Zooty is always on the lookout for people to help. So when he meets the kind but poor Taylor family he decides to grant them each a wish. What would be best — pancakes for breakfast, a purse always...

Catch That Hat

By: Emma Chicheste, Clark

Eliza and the Moonchild

By: Emma Chichester Clark

The moonchild tires of his white, white moon surroundings and whizzes down to earth only to find it a shadow-dark place without colour. But he does meet Eliza, who assures him that the morning will bring...

Follow My Leader

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Happy Birthday To You, Blue Kangaroo!

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Lily and Blue Kangaroo share everything, even birthdays. And for her next one, Lily has decided that everything must be pink: pink invitations, pink party clothes, pink wrapping . . . Even Blue Kangaroo gets a...

I'll Show You, Blue Kangaroo

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Another charming story starring Lily and her best friend, Blue Kangaroo.

Lily is a very naughty, small girl -- and Blue Kangaroo is her very long-suffering, patient friend. As she becomes more independent, just...

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Young readers will love this endearing story of sibling rivalry, loyalty, and lasting love.

Every night when Lily goes to sleep, she says, "I love you, Blue Kangaroo!"  And Blue...

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo (Board Book)

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Blue Kangaroo has always been Lily's favourite toy, but then Wild Brown Bear comes along, and then Yellow Cotton Rabbit, and then the Furry Puppies, and then more and more new toys, until Blue Kangaroo feels...

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo Board Book and Toy (book+plush set)

By: Emma Chichester Clark

A special gift pack edition of this best-selling title, comprising a mini-hardcover edition of the book, PLUS an adorable, cuddly blue kangaroo.

Blue Kangaroo is Lily’s favourite toy, but as she is...

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo Mini

By: Emma Chichester Clark

A giftpack edition of this adorable first story about Blue Kangaroo and his tempestuous little girl, Lily.

Blue Kangaroo has always been Lily’s favourite toy, but then Wild Brown Bear comes...

It Was You, Blue Kangaroo!

By: Emma Chichester Clark

It Was You, Blue Kangaroo (Signed)

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Just For You, Blue Kangaroo

By: Emma Chichester Clark

A Christmas story to delight all Blue Kangaroo’s fans

Lily is helping her mother get ready for Christmas – she marks cards, and puts up Christmas streamers, not to mention decorating...

Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten

By: Emma Chichester-Clarke

A favourite nursery rhyme story with a new twist

In the nursery rhyme, the spider frightened Miss Muffet away. Well, not this time. The spider asks her to stay, and politely she does. And then come...

Mimi's Book Of Counting

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Mimi's Book Of Opposites

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Minty and Tink

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Minty is delighted — she has found her very own talking toy bear called Tink! But Tink is to be a present for her baby brother, so she must think of a way to save him for herself. After all, Tink...

Myrtle Tertle and Gertle

By: Emma Chicheste,Clark

No More Kissing

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Why does there have to be so much kissing? That’s what Momo wants to know. Everyone’s kissing boo-boos, kissing babies, and worst of all, kissing him. So he decides to put an end to it. “No...

No More Teasing

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Mimi loves her cousin Momo but he teases her all the time and she doesn’t like it. When Grandma finds out about it, she and Mimi make a cunning plan -- and soon Momo realizes that teasing isn’t such...


By: Emma Chichester Clark

Emma Chichester Clark’s first book, available for the first time in paperback.

This is the story of Piper, a gentle dog, courageous and anxious to please. Unfortunately, a grim man who has...

Story Of Horrible Hilda

By: Chicheste Emma, Clark

Up In Heaven

By: Emma Chichester Clark

What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo?

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily, and he always does whatever Lily does. Sometimes, when Lily doesn’t know what to do, she says, “What shall we do, Blue Kangaroo?” Blue Kangaroo always waits...

"Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo?"

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Will and Squill

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Two brand new characters in a picture book all about friendship, from the creator of the adorable Blue Kangaroo

Will and Squill have been friends ever since they were both tiny. Neither of their mums is happy about it.



By: Emma Chichester Clark

A dog's diary -- with words and pictures that are funny, sad, irresistible.
     Hello. My name is Plum and I'm a whoosell -- that's whippet mixed with Jack Russell and poodle....


By: Emma Chichester Clark

The irresistible illustrated diary of one very special London dog--the perfect gift book for dog lovers of all stripes (and spots!)

Hello. My name is Plum and I'm a whoosell--a whippet mixed with Jack Russell and...

Eliza and Moonchild Arabic Edition

By: Emma Chichester Clark