Sharon King-Chai
Counting Creatures paperback cover

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The paperback cover for a rich and beautiful counting book full of gorgeous baby animals, with shaped pages, flaps and fold-outs - the cover was designed to be more seasonally appropriate as it is publishing in the spring (the hardback was autumn) and to include a die-cut flap.

How was the illustration used:
Paperback cover for the book Counting Creatures written by Julia Donaldson

How did you make this work:
Mixed media, collage (including fruit and vegetable printing), digital manipulation.

Commissioner Name :
Suzanne Carnell
Commissioner Company :
Two Hoots, an imprint of Pan Macmillan

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Winner of the 2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Shadowers Choice Award, Sharon King-Chai is a designer and illustrator. Born in Australia, she moved to London in 2003 and since then has brought her eye for beautiful design to album covers, book covers, stationery and her books including Starbird and the award-winning Animalphabet and Counting Creatures, written by Julia Donaldson.