Get your land luvin' hands on a copy of this 'ere frothy and foamy pirate jaunt from Gareth P Jones & Garry Parsons. "Are You The Pirate Captain?" First mate Hugh has got the whole crew and the pirate ship ready, but they can't set sail until they find a captain! Come on this salty adventure as Hugh and his scurvy seadogs try to find the perfect pirate for the job. Rather than a peg leg or a hook, it turns out what their captain needs is the brains to lead!
"Are You The Pirate Captain?" even comes with a sing-a-long sea shanty.
"With its jaunty rhyming telling and gigglesome visuals, this swashbuckling tale, complete with sea shanty is likely to appeal to would-be young sea dogs especially those who enjoy a book where things are not quite as they seem." (Red Reading Hub)
"The text bounces along in rhyme, swishing readers along to a satisfying end. It just begs to be read aloud!" (Books for Keeps)
"Revel in the rhythm and rhyme of this colourful tale." (Early Years Educator)
Long listed for the Kate Greenaway Award.
Published by Andersen Press. Paper back out this summer.
A new four book box set of the best selling space series from Lucy & Stephen Hawking featuring Garry Parsons' interior illustrations and character covers will be available from 6 September in hard cover from Simon & Schuster this year.
Garry Parsons worked with Iris Worldwide to create these fabulous concepts for Hellmann's online campaign. Garry's vibrant, graphic style was combined with photography to illustrate people's thoughts on the much-loved mayonnaise. To see more of Garry’s work, click here.
Trained as a fine artist, Garry's creativity also includes a body of work using paper, screen printing and ink drawing. You can see his full range of paper cuts at and other work here.
Garry was recently commissioned for the Cheam Street Mural, Nunhead, South East London by Southwark Council.
The Papercuts also formed part of the Annual Pride Art Exhibition 2011 curated by Michael Petry at the Clifford Chance building in London's Docklands. Eight large papercuts were shown alongside two giant pieces specially made for the exhibition space, “From The Fires Of Burnt Lies” and “The Lower World”.
Prints drawings and papercuts are for sale.
Author Gareth P. Jones and illustrator Garry Parsons lead a rip-roaring dinosaur romp for fans of fun stories and big adventure. Come along for games, ventriloquism, ukulele playing and live drawing at The Telegraph Children's Literature Festival this October.
This is your chance to own a unique piece of original art by one of the UK’s best and most popular illustrators. Come along on the night to bid on one of several framed pieces of art – each depicting the famous Bath Children’s Literature Red Chair.
Amazing artists including including Chris Riddell (Goth Girl), Ben Cort(Aliens love Underpants), Nick Sharratt (The Story of Tracey Beaker), Korky Paul (Winnie the Witch), Alison Jay (Welcome to the Zoo),Michael Foreman (War Game) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) have all donated pieces featuring their own, entertaining interpretation of the Festivals’ iconic red storytelling chair.
Help secure the future of the Bath Festivals internationally renowned programme of popular Festivals and be in with a chance of acquiring a piece of artwork to treasure for your family, school or business.
An Online Auction of many more Artworks will be launched on the night including this piece by Garry Parsons!
James McAvoy reads "The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet" on CBeebies' 500th Story Time episode.
Watch the Bedtime Story. Available for 28 days.
First shown on 9 June 2015.
James McAvoy takes us on a space adventure with Danny and Dinosaur, but when Danny realises he's forgotten Dino's lunch box, the very hungry dinosaur eats everything in sight, including their only way home - the rocket!
Gareth P Jones and Garry Parsons present The Dinosaurs are Having a Party!
The Blue Peter Book of the Year award-winner and multi award-winning illustrator lead a rip-roaring dino romp.
Come along for party games, balloons, ventriloquism, ukulele playing and live drawing. This event lasts 50 minutes. For ages 3 – 6. Level 5 Function Room at The Royal Festival Hall Tuesday 17th February 2015. Book Tickets Now
Part of the Southbank's Imagine Children's Festival 2015
May we introduce you to your lovely art teacher today, say hello to Garry Parsons who is going to teach you how to draw something so lovely that it could make a great design idea for a card for your older relatives. We are sure they will also love to see what a dinoaur looks like when it poops, especially your own version. Garry Parsons has proudly illustrated all of Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter children's books (yes, that's right, that is Tom and Dougie from McFly we are talking about) including The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas, The Dinosaur That Pooped a Planet and most recently The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past.
The Guardian "How To Draw…"
Puffin asked Garry to illustrate the popular My Best Fiend series written by Sheila Lavelle and first published in 1979. The series tells how a deceptively innocent looking friend named Angela manages to get Charlie Ellis, who narrates these stories, into constant trouble at home and at school.
Puffin. August 2014.
The third pooptastic dinosaur picture book from Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter was larger than life at this years Bologna Book Fair and publishes this August. Already receiving poopingly stinky reviews it is set to be another best seller.
Planarama once again commissioned Garry to create artwork for their in store campaign at the British Museum gift shop. This time Garry illustrated a larger than life Viking to tie in with the formidable ‘Vikings - Life and Legend’ exhibition.
Garry Parsons was asked by Storytellers Inc to be part of their annual illustration calendar for 2014 and feature in an illustrator Q + A for the month of April. You can read the blog here and gain an insight into books that have been inspirational to his work and get a glimpse into the mayhem of his studio. The calendar and blog also features Quentin Blake, David Roberts, Sue Hendra, David Lucas and Jessica Ahlberg as you pass through the months of the year. Inspirational company indeed. Thank you Storytellers Inc!
Garry was asked by the wonderfully creative people at PLANarama to help them decorate The St Albans Museum gift shop. Garry illustrated a life size Roman Centurian and also created a pair of racing chariots and a colloseum for the Museums donation box.
"Dear Uncle Morton, Ziggy won't move from the linen cupboard. He still hasn't eaten a thing. Not even a Malteser. I'm really quite worried about him."
Eddie had thought that this time dragonsitting would be easy - until Ziggy disappears, only to be found in the linen cupboard, refusing to budge. But moving Ziggy is the last thing on Eddie's mind when he learns that his uncle's dragon has been keeping a big secret .
Published by Andersen 2 May 2013
80pp, 978-1849395717, RRP £4.99, Paperback
"This is a witty and perfectly formed little book that deserves to be read and reread: it packs an extraordinary amount of fun and adventure into its 64 pages and will be enjoyed by readers of all ages." - Books For Keeps
The Dragonsitter has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2012.
"...short, sharp and funny." The Telegraph.
Published by Andersen
96pp, 978-1849394192, RRP £4.99, Paperback
Tim and Grk's eighth amazing adventure takes them to the home of pizza, pasta and the leaning tower of Pisa. Here they meet the Duke of Macaroni, a man with a terrible secret which he will do anything to hide.
Grk and the Phoney Macaroni publishes March 2012 from anderson Press.
This is the fourth Grk cover from Garry.
This is the final image of a wordless picture book retelling the story of Sleeping Beauty. "There Was a Princess Long Ago" has been made for for use digitally through the web and is partnered with a sing-a-long tune for kids to join in with.
It's been a busy few months but kicking off the 'News' is a recent project for Nuffield Health featuring four illustrations based on the journey of Route 66.
With an Americana feel, the illustrations will don locker labels, workout logs, posters and T shirts to incentivise gym goers. Bike, run, row or step your way down route 66!To see other projects, recent work and my inspiration, take the link to my illustration blog.