Author(s): Chris Riddell
Welcome to Absurdia: a strange and wonderful land where nothing is quite what it seems. Trees are birds, umbrellas are trees, and the sky is thick with snoring fish. Join one small boy as he tumbles out of bed into a crazy dreamland of wardrobe monsters, dragons - and amazing adventure. This gloriously rich and beautiful picture book comes from a uniquely talented artist at the height of his powers. With a story to enchant the youngest reader, and pictures to gasp and pore over whatever your age, it is an extraordinary achievement and one to savour. First published 2006.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2007.
Chris Riddell is one of today's most highly acclaimed illustrators and chief political cartoonist for the Observer. He has won numerous awards, including the Nestle Gold Award, the UNESCO Prize, and the rare honour of two Kate Greenaway Medals. He has illustrated over 100 books for children of all ages, including his hugely popular collaborations with Paul Stewart such as MUDDLE EARTH (978 0 3304 2628 2) and the Blobheads series, both published by Macmillan. In 2007 Macmillan Children's Books launch his new solo young fiction series with OTTOLINE AND THE YELLOW CAT.