Detail from Marc Vyvyan-Jones' illustration of Spike Milligan's 'On the Ning Nang Nong' from   Where Does Laughter Begin?   by Wes Magee (Longman)

Detail from Marc Vyvyan-Jones' illustration of Spike Milligan's 'On the Ning Nang Nong' from Where Does Laughter Begin? by Wes Magee (Longman)

Children's books

Marc Vyvyan-Jones has illustrated over 40 books for children, (as well as others for adults on cookery, history and more). The authors whose books Marc has illustrated include Michael Rosen, Sid Fleischman, Grace Hallworth, Tony Mitton, Christopher Awdry, David Orme and Wes Magee. His work has been published by Barefoot Books, CUP, BBC Books, Longman Pearson, Macmillan, Hamish Hamilton, Ginn, Collins Educational, Andre Deutsch and OUP, among others, and several Welsh language publishers.

In The Barefoot Book of Rhymes Around the Year, Marc was both author and illustrator. He researched over 3,000 folk songs and rhymes, and distilled them down into this collection.

 From 'Summer' in   The Barefoot Books of Rhymes Around the Year  , compiled and illustrated by Marc Vyvyan-Jones

From 'Summer' in The Barefoot Books of Rhymes Around the Year, compiled and illustrated by Marc Vyvyan-Jones

 This pair of images come from the first picture book which Marc Vyvyan-Jones illustrated:   Maurice  , by Sue Stops, published by Spindlewood Books. Marc still sometimes shows these to children on his school visits - and they work every time! Children enjoy coming up to the flipchart to draw their own teacher exploding...

This pair of images come from the first picture book which Marc Vyvyan-Jones illustrated: Maurice, by Sue Stops, published by Spindlewood Books. Marc still sometimes shows these to children on his school visits - and they work every time! Children enjoy coming up to the flipchart to draw their own teacher exploding...

Marc Vyvyan-Jones exploding teacher.jpeg