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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SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL – by Vicki Churchill
FOUND YOU, LITTLE WOMBAT! – by Angela McAllister
SWIM, LITTLE WOMBAT, SWIM!,
WHERE TO, LITTLE WOMBAT?
WATCH OUT, LITTLE WOMBAT!
YIP! SNAP! YAP.
THIS IS THE WAY.
I KNOW A RHINO.
WHAT CAN A BABY DO? by Sarah Churchill
ASTONISHING ANIMAL ABC,
THE THREE LITTLE DINOSAURS All above published by Gullane
GILBERT THE GREAT and GILBERT IN DEEP by Jane Clarke – Simon & Schuster
TRUMPET by Jane Clarke – Simon & Schuster
ANIMAL BABIES DO THE STRANGEST THINGS – MoonDance Press
WHALE IS STUCK by Karen Hayles – Simon & Schuster
THE TERRIBLE GREEDY FOSSIFOO – Simon & Schuster
RUN, RUN, IT’S SCARY POO! by Susan Gates- Puffin
T’S LOVELY WHEN YOU SMILE and YES, WE CAN by Sam McBratney – Puffin
SCARY STREET by Christine Tagg – Templar
FRIENDLY DAY by Mij Kelly – Hodder Children’s Books
BEDTIME HULLABALOO by David Conway – Hodder Children’s Books
WHO WOKE THE BABY by Jane Clarke – Nosy Crow
A LULLABY FOR LITTLE ONE by Dawn Casey – Nosy Crow
A HOME ON THE RIVER by Peter Bentley – Hodder
A HOME IN THE SNOW by Peter Bentley – Hodder
TOGETHER – Hodder Children’s Books
YOU’RE THE BEST, MUM! – Walker Books Australia
WHEN YOU SMILE – Hodder Children’s Books
LITTLE WOMBAT’S EASTER SURPRISE– Walker 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