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Andy Elkerton

Biography

Andy Elkerton

After three years studying illustration at Art College, Andy suddenly found himself working in the computer games industry; at a time when computers and consoles were little more than dancing calculators! In 2003, after fifteen years as a games artist, he went back to his illustrative roots and tried his hand at becoming a children's book illustrator. Luckily his hand seemed pretty good at it, and since then he has worked in the fields of picture books, ELT, advertising, television, and character design. His long list of clients includes Usborne Publishing, Franklin Watts, OUP, Scholastic, Hachette, MacMillan, Dreamworks, Ferrero-Kinder, Nestle, Hit Entertainment, and Hasbro. He has also been nominated twice in the prestigious Language Learner Literature Awards.

Andy likes doing pictures that are bright, colourful, and imaginative. Oh, and Monsters...he likes doing Monsters!

He currently lives in the town of Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, with his wife and three "test subjects" (little kids).

Andy Elkerton

Books by Andy Elkerton

by Coy Bowles and Andy Elkerton - Children's 3-7, Health

Sneezing? Coughing? Taking a sick day? Don’t worry, you’ll be feeling better soon thanks to this hilarious picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist of the Grammy Award–winning Zac Brown Band. Full of encouraging --- and super-silly --- rhyming advice on how to face sick days with courage and a positive attitude, WHEN YOU'RE FEELING SICK is just what the doctor ordered!

by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton - Children's 4-8, Fiction, Holiday

You've been waiting all year long, and now it's finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you'll finally catch an elf?

Written by Julie Gassman with illustrations by Andy Elkerton - Children's 3-7, Fiction, Picture, Poetry

Have you ever thought about bringing your dragon to the library? Don't do it! You might have the best intentions, but that dragon will cause nothing but trouble. Using rhyming text and a diverse cast of characters, this charming picture book will provide some important and some not so important library etiquette in a very entertaining way.

Written by Adam Wallace with illustrations by Andy Elkerton - Children's, Fiction, Picture

Losing a tooth is an exciting and notable event in the life of a child --- what will the tooth fairy bring? How to catch the Tooth Fairy? It's not an easy task. You can try to catch her,