About the World Book Day Illustrator

Hugely popular author and illustrator, Liz Pichon, is the World Book Day 2017 illustrator! liz-pichon-use

Liz is best known for her award-winning series Tom Gates. The bestselling series first published in 2011 with The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, which won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011; The Best Book for Young Readers category of the Red House Children’s Book Award; and the Best Fiction for 5-12-year-olds category of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize. Her fourth book, Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (mostly), won the Blue Peter Book Award 2013 and was shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards’ Children’s Book of the Year 2012.

Two million Tom Gates copies have been sold in the UK alone, not including Tom Gates: Best Book Day Ever! (so far), which was the bestselling title of World Book Day 2013. Perhaps you have bought one of those copies?!

Liz started her career in the music industry, working as an album cover designer and art director before turning her talented hand to the world of children’s books. She lives in Brighton with her husband and three children.

liz_pichon_shedLiz works in a shed in her garden.

Liz created the gorgeous illustrations you’ll find dotted around our website and on the tokens, resource packs and display materials for World Book Day 2017.
Liz loves to doodle – even on her clothes, her shoes, and sometimes her fingernails!

super-good-skills-medLook out for the tenth Tom Gates adventure, Tom Gates: Super Good Skills (almost), with doodle-your-own elements!