A little about Charles
Charles (Charlie) has been writing and illustrating since 1988. His first picture book, BUSH VARK’S FIRST DAY OUT, won The Macmillan Prize and was published whilst he was in his second year at Camberwell School of Art. A year later it went on to win The Mother Goose Award for best newcomer to children’s picture books. Since then, he has illustrated over 60 picture books, including SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL which was runner up in the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Charles was brought up and educated in Bath, lived in Camberwell for almost twenty years and now lives in Dorset with his partner, Sarah, and their son Ollie. He is passionate about the natural world and its preservation hence he concentrates on animals and nature in his illustrations.
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SWIM, LITTLE WOMBAT, SWIM! – Gullane Children’s Books
WHERE TO, LITTLE WOMBAT? – Gullane Children’s Books
WATCH OUT, LITTLE WOMBAT! – Gullane Children’s Books
YIP! SNAP! YAP – Gullane Children’s Books
THIS IS THE WAY – Gullane Children’s Books
MY DAD – Gullane Children’s Books
I KNOW A RHINO – Gullane Children’s Books
ASTONISHING ANIMAL ABC – Gullane Children’s Books
ANIMAL BABIES DO THE STRANGEST THINGS – MoonDance Press
THE TERRIBLE GREEDY FOSSIFOO – Simon & Schuster
TOGETHER – Hodder Children’s Books
YOU’RE THE BEST, MUM! – Walker Books Australia
WHEN YOU SMILE – Hodder Children’s Books
ANIMAL BABIES DO THE STRANGEST THINGS
“Award-winning illustrator Charles Fuge pairs unlikely baby animal friends – big, small, slimy, and furry- to show what makes our favourite stars of the natural world unique. Along with vibrant illustrations, Fuge presents silly, funny, laugh-out-loud rhymes to stir a child’s fascination with animals. This enchanting picture book is guaranteed to delight children of all ages”.
Children’s Book Council USA