WEST, Colin. British, b. 1951. Genres: Children's fiction. Career: Writer and illustrator of children's books. Publications: SELF-ILLUSTRATED FOR CHILDREN: Not to Be Taken Seriously, 1982; (ed.) The Land of Utter Nonsense, 1983; A Step in the Wrong Direction, 1984; It's Funny When You Look at It, 1984; Have You Seen the Crocodile?, 1986; "Pardon?" Said the Giraffe, 1986; The King of Kennelwick Castle, 1986; The King's Toothache, 1987; Hello! Great Big Bullfrog, 1987; "Not Me!" Said the Monkey, 1987; (ed.) The Beginner's Book of Bad Behaviour, 1987; A Moment in Rhyme, 1987; One Little Elephant, 1987; Ten Little Crocodiles, 1987; I Bought My Love a Tabby Cat, 1988; What Would You Do With a Wobble-Dee-Woo?, 1988; Trotting Off to Market, 1988; Monty, the Dog Who Wears Glasses, 1989; The Best of West, 1990; Go Tell It to the Toucan, 1990; Between the Sun, the Moon, and Me, 1990; Monty: Up to His Neck in Trouble, 1991; Monty Bites Back, 1990; Shape Up Monty, 1991; Monty Must Be Magic, 1992; Howard Helps Out, 1993; Hooray for Howard, 1993; Everything Happens to Howard, 1993; Hurry Up, Howard, 1993; Monty Ahoy!, 1994; Vanessa, the Pig with the Wiggly Waggly Ears, 1995; Messy Murray Brown, 1995; Long Tales, Short Tales and Tall Tales, 1995; Mum in a Million, 1995; One Day in the Jungle, 1995; "Only Joking!" Laughed the Lobster, 1995; Monty's Ups and Downs, 1996; Marmaduke the Magic Cat, 1996; "I Don't Care" said the Bear, 1996; "Buzz Buzz Buzz" Went Bumble-bee, 1996; The Wandering Bear, 1996. Illustrator of books by: H. Castor, H. Cresswell, M. Rosen. Address: 14 High Rd, Epping, Essex CM16 4AB, England.