Tim Hopgood - author/illustrator
About Tim HopgoodWhen we asked Tim for his biography, this is what he gave us: "Ten things you don't really need to know about me -
I once got in a lift with Dame Shirley Bassey (I was working at Vogue at the time).
I like drawing in biro (BIC biros are my favourite).
My first pet was a rabbit. I named him Bob. I was 24.
Most of the pictures for my books are done using DERWENT sketching pencils (4Bs are my favourite).
I like collecting things. My favourite collection (at the moment) is my set of Ant and Bee books by Angela Banner.
I grew up in Wolverhampton.
I like dancing to LOUD music, especially in kitchens - so beware!
I wear SENNHEISER headphones when I'm drawing - they keep my ears warm.
I think most things look far more interesting turned inside out - see my flickr collection..
I live in York."
WebsiteFor more information, visit Tim's own website: www.timhopgood.com
Tim is author and illustrator of:
Our Big Blue Sofa - for Macmillan (2006)
Winner of the 'Read It Again' Award 2007
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2007 A Dog Called Rod - for Macmillan (2007)
Shortlisted for the Red House Picture Book of the Year 2007
Shortlisted for the British Book Design Awards 2007
Shortlisted for the Highland Children's Book Award 2007 Here Comes Frankie! - for Macmillan (2008)
Winner of the Booktrust Early Years Best Emerging Illustrator Award 2008
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2009
Shortlisted for the Hampshire Picture Book Award 2009 WOW! Said The Owl - for Macmillan (2009)
Shortlisted for Booktrust Early Years Award 2009 TIP TAP Went The Crab - for Macmillan (2010)
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2011 UnpOppable - for Macmillan (2011) Thank You For Looking After Our Pets - for Simon & Schuster (2011)
Nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2012 BIG! - for Random House (2013) Twinkle Twinkle Squiglet Pig - with Joyce Dunbar, for Egmont (2013) Ping & Pong Are Best Friends (mostly) - for Simon & Schuster (2013) The Little Answer - for Random House (2014) Hooray for Hoppy! - for Macmillan (2014) What a Wonderful World - for OUP (2014)