I could not resist starting the week with some wonderfully sweet baby animal nursery wall art, illustrated by award winning children’s book illustrator, John Butler. You might recognise John Butler’s work from popular children’s books including ‘Whose Baby Am I?’, ‘Whose Nose and Toes?’, ‘Who Says Woof?’, and ‘If You See a Kitten?’. John captures the enchanting character of each adorable baby animal, from the sparkle in the Armadillo’s eye to the swishing tail of the little gawky Zebra. Prints start from £12.
John’s daughters, Lucy Downes and Joanna Fisher are understandably passionate about their father’s work and their family business: “Since we were very young, we’ve enjoyed watching our father’s illustrations come to life, from early sketches to finished picture books that have delighted and enthralled children all over the world. Now mothers ourselves, and having been inspired by our father’s work when decorating our own children’s nurseries, we set up Little Blue Zebra so that these adorable illustrations can be enjoyed as prints for your children or as gifts for friends and family.”
Also check out the ‘Children’s Den’ section on their website, it has some fun little games such as ‘Whose Nose and Toes’, ‘Whose Baby Am I?’ and quirky animal facts for little ones to enjoy (and big ones too!).
After watching Kangaroo Dundee (and being totally smitten by him and his baby Kangaroos, my husband was worried I was going to run off to the bush ;)) I was hoping to see an illustrated baby Kangaroo, fingers-crossed John illustrates one in the future!
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Nursery Wall Art: Little Blue Zebra