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Ed Vere

Ed Vere writes and illustrates picture books, which are published worldwide.

The Getaway his first book, won the Highland Children's Book Award in 2007. The following year, Banana'was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway prize. In 2009   Mr Big was Booktrust’s official Booktime book, reaching 750,000 British schoolchildren – the largest single print run for a picture book! In the same year, pop-up book Chick on the Booktrust Early Years Award for best baby book. 

Bedtime for Monsters was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2011 and the next year Ed had the honour of being one of the four Roald Dahl Funny Prize judges, along with Michael Rosen.

Max the Brave was published in the UK in June 2015. It is a New York Times bestseller and was named one of The Sunday Times's '100 Modern Children's Classics'. It was also long listed for the Kate Greenaway medal and is published in 12 languages. It has since been followed by Max at Night and Max and Bird. His latest work is How to be a Lion (2018)

Ed also works on many projects related to his books, from speaking at festivals from Rio to Kerala, and curating festivals in the UK, to appearing onstage with the Britten Sinfonia and the Neil Cowley Trio to bring Mr Big to life with music and live drawing. Recently Ed worked with Tiger Aspect to develop an animated TV series and is currently working with the Little Angel Theatre on a production of Mr Big.

Ed lives and works in London.

Teaching Sequences and further resources



Ed Vere - Introduction

An introduction to Ed Vere

Ed Vere - Reading Aloud

Bedtime for Monsters Read by Ed Vere

Ed Vere - The writing process behind Bedtime for Monsters

The writing process behind Bedtime for Monsters

Ed Vere - Illustration

Illustrating a character from Bedtime for Monsters