Steve Weatherill

ABOUT ME: I was born in Scarborough. I studied Fine Art and Film-making at Hornsey School of Art and the Royal College. My first job was with Wolff Olins, but I later moved out of London to live in a village in South Lincolnshire. I now live in Seamer near Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It was quite difficult to keep links with London so I got an agent and started my life as a self employed cartoonist and children’s book author/illustrator. My best known series is the ‘Baby Goz’ lift the flap books. I have just revised and reprinted the first Baby Goz book. The text spacing has been adjusted so that another language can be added using stickers. A French and German translation has been done and others are to follow. Publication is February 23, 2017. The books were inspired by watching my two young sons and the ducks and geese in my garden. I still like to work for grown ups and did The Rat Race cartoon in the Financial Times. My wife Susan works with me and we’ve done a series of Read and Play Traditional Tales and the History Activity Books. They were fun researching as we went to Egypt and Italy and Wallsend!

In the spring and autumn, I travel round the country doing author visits to schools and libraries with my Story Play Roadshow.
Maybe you’ve thought of an animal with a metal head and 6 legs that plays the bagpipes with its nose. What does it look like? You’d better draw it!

Steve Weatherill Books and bsmall. I have also had books published by Penguin Puffin, Simon and Schuster, Ducolot, Aurum Press, Two Can Books, The Early learning Centre, Koala Books, Friends of the Earth, Prentice-Hall.


Rogers, Coleridge and White.

Making learning fun.