Sheppard, Kate

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Sheppard, Kate

Personal

Female.

Addresses

E-mail—[email protected]

Career

Illustrator.

Illustrator

Leon Rosselson, Bernie Works a Miracle, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1992.

Terry Deary, The Blitzed Brits, Hippo (London, England), 1994, new edition, illustrated with Martin Brown, Scholastic (London, England), 2007.

Terry Deary, Cruel Kings and Mean Queens, André Deutsch (London, England), 1995.

Rebecca Lisle, Petrified, Corgi (London, England), 1996.

Marjorie Newman, Yo Ho Ho! Corgi (London, England), 1996.

Annie Dalton, Tilly Beany Saves the World, Mammoth (London, England), 1997.

Pat Thomson, compiler, A Crate of Stories for Eight Year Olds, Corgi (London, England), 1997.

Ana Sanderson, compiler, Me: Songs for Four to Seven Year Olds, A. & C. Black (London, England), 1997.

Sheila Lavelle, Tiger, Orchard (London, England), 1998.

Helen Paiba, compilers, Funny Stories for Six Year Olds, Macmillan (London, England), 1999.

Natalie Grice, Boudicca Strikes Back, Franklin Watts (London, England), 1999.

Jon Blake, The Canal Diggers, Franklin Watts (London, England), 1999.

Jennifer Curry, compiler, School Poems, Hippo (London, England), 1999.

Natalie Grice, A School for Girls!, Franklin Watts (London, England), 2000.

Fiona Cummings, The Little Book of Chat, Red Fox (London, England), 2001.

Olivia Warbuton, The Thing about Mums, Lion (Oxford, England), 2001.

Mike Yaconelli, A Gift for Life's Ups and Downs, Lion (Oxford, England), 2002.

Mike Yaconelli, A Gift for My Daughter, Lion (Oxford, England), 2002.

Mike Yaconelli, A Gift for My Grandchild, Lion (Oxford, England), 2002.

Mike Yaconelli, A Gift for New Parents, Lion (Oxford, England), 2002.

Deri Robins, A Smart Girl's Guide to Boys, 2002.

Alison Prince, Boojer, Corgi (London, England), 2002.

Alison Prince, Spud, Corgi (London, England), 2003.

Lizz Babbs, The Thing about Calories, Lion (Oxford, England), 2003.

Mike Yaconelli, The Thing about Kids, Lion (Oxford, England), 2003.

Margaret Nash, reteller, The North Wind and the Sun, Franklin Watts (London, England), 2004.

Tracey Turner, The A-Z of Crackers, Mistletoe, and Other Christmas Turkeys, Scholastic (London, England), 2004.

Tracey Turner, The A-Z of Ghosts, Skeletons, and Other Haunting Horrors, Scholastic (London, England), 2004.

Tracey Turner, The A-Z of Lovehearts, Friendships, and Other Slushy Stuff, Scholastic (London, England), 2005, Scholastic Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 2006.

Jillian Powell, Blushing Becky, Franklin Watts (London, England), 2005.

Rob Childs, Keeper's Ball, Corgi (London, England), 2005.

Ann Bryant, But, Mum!, Franklin Watts (London, England), 2006.

Kaye Umansky, I Am a Tree, A. & C. Black (London, England), 2006.

Claire Llewellyn, Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Animals, Kingfisher (Boston, MA), 2007.

Claire Llewellyn, Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Dinosaurs, Kingfisher (Boston, MA), 2007.

Russell Punter, Percy and the Pirates, Usborne (London, England), 2007.

Josephine Feeney, Robin Hood's Day, Walker (London, England), 2007.

Claire Llewellyn, Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Reptiles, Kingfisher (Boston, MA), 2008.

Claire Llewellyn, Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Creepy-crawlies, Kingfisher (Boston, MA), 2008.

Also illustrator of numerous other fiction and nonfiction books.

Sidelights

British illustrator Kate Sheppard has provided the artwork for more than one hundred works of fiction and nonfiction for young readers. She has enjoyed successful collaborations with authors such as Terry Deary, Tracey Turner, Mike Yaconelli, Natalie Grice, and Alison Prince. Sheppard has also teamed with writer Claire Llewellyn to produce a critically acclaimed series of books that look at the everyday concerns of nature's creatures.

In Llewellyn's Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Animals, which is formatted as an advice column, the kindly doctor offers helpful advice to a tadpole that is concerned about its rapidly changing body, an orb spider that seeks help with relationships, a giraffe that is embarrassed by the length of its neck, and a dung beetle that wants to change its diet. "Sheppard's brightly colored cartoon illustrations are fabulously quirky," observed a critic in Kirkus Reviews. A Publishers Weekly contributor also offered praise for the work, stating that "Sheppard's illustrations feature an expressive cast of creatures in a collage-like assemblage of Polaroid-style photos, dog-eared letters, envelopes and more." In Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Dinosaurs, a companion volume that also features Llewellyn's text, the helpful columnist answers queries from, among others, a Diplodocus concerned about its weight. According to School Library Journal reviewer Donna Atmur, Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Dinosaurs benefits from Sheppard's "humorous watercolor cartoons."

Biographical and Critical Sources

PERIODICALS

Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2007, review of Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Animals.

Publishers Weekly, July 30, 2007, review of Ask Dr. K. Fisher about Animals, p. 86.

Resource Links, December, 2006, Mavis Holder, review of The A-Z of Crackers, Mistletoe, and Other Christmas Turkeys, p. 28; April, 2007, Carolyn Cutt, review of The A-Z of Lovehearts, Friendship, and Other Slushy Stuff, p. 92.

ONLINE

AOI Portfolios Web site,http://www.aoiportfolios.com/ (December 15, 2008), "Kate Sheppard."