Paul Bright

I originally trained as an engineer – which is rather unusual for a children’s author – and spent many years working for companies making and using plastics, in England, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and, more recently, Spain. I used to make notes for stories when I was sitting in boring meetings, or travelling on trains and planes. The first things I had published were poems – you might come across some of them in poetry collections for children. You can read one of my personal favourites, “Yeti”, HERE

My first picture book, Under the Bed, was published in 2003. The second book, Quiet! was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award – in the end it didn’t win the award, but I did get a Blue Peter badge and was on the telly for about 5 seconds! I now have about 15 picture books published. I only write the words – if I drew the pictures nobody would buy them – but I get to work with some wonderful illustrators. I really love the illustrations by Ed Eaves in my latest book, ‘Sam’s Super Stinky Socks!’

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