Award-winning author and illustrator Polly Dunbar has created many much loved books for children, in a career spanning three decades. She's one of the most popular illustrators working in the UK today.
By now, Polly and Eoin's Hug books have sold 250,000 copies, and been translated into 25 languages. And 2023 brings us The Kiss, introducing Tiger and Crocodile.
Polly studied first at Norwich School of Art, and then at Brighton University.
Her best-selling picture book Penguin won the 2007 Nestlé Silver Award, BookTrust Early Years and Red House awards.
And her Tilly and Friends books went on to become an animated BBC TV series, selling around the world.
With families across the UK facing Christmas 2020 apart, a reading by Mr Tumble was broadcast on the BBC on Christmas Day.
There are now four books in the series, with a Christmas book following in 2023.
Polly's also the co-founder of award-winning puppet company Long Nose Puppets.
Polly Dunbar lives in Waveny Valley in Suffolk with her partner and their two boys. She's represented by The Catchpole Agency.