My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh
Mum is crazy about spots - spotty clothes, spotty wallpaper, spotty games like dominoes; Dad loves stripes - stripy suits and stripy ties, stripy humbug sweets. No wonder they make their son laugh - mind you, they think that he's funny in his grey patternless clothes!
"Pleasing nonsense... The pictures require endless scrutiny." The Guardian; "Delightful for its brightness and consistency." The Sunday Times
Nick Sharratt's children's books include illustrations for a number of award-winning books by Jacqueline Wilson, as well as his own books Animal Orchestra; Rocket Countdown; My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh (shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award); Look What I've Found; What Do I Look Like? and the popular novelty title Once Upon a Time. He has also illustrated a number of Walker Read Me titles: Caveman Dave; The Green Queen; Monday Run-day; Mrs Pirate; Pointy-Hatted Princesses; and Smart Aunties. He lives in Brighton.