I studied Illustration at Falmouth college of Arts and my first book 'Marvin wanted MORE!' is a winner of the Macmillan Prize for children's book illustrations. My Marvin books are now sold around the world in over 10 different languages.
Recently I was happy to learn that little Prince George's favourite book is Marvin Wanted More! and he even named his pet hamster Marvin after it! :)
Praise for Marvin the sheep!
'Theobald makes a promising debut here. Working in stylized shapes and lines and using a bright, limited palette, he creates ostensibly serene, deadpan renderings that make Marvin's creature-feature metamorphosis all the funnier. Theobald understands his audience's taste for expulsive humor. ("Baaaaaa!" says Marvin, as he spews the Eiffel Tower, the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks) to restore the natural order'
'My favorite book of the year...A quirky tale with gorgeously humorous illustrations, this is a marvelous first book. Joseph Theobalds simple and bold illustrations enhance this hilarious picture book.'
Waterstone's Books Quarterly
'A delightful choice for storytimes, with enough hilarity to pull in older children'.
Schools Library Journal
'A masterpiece... a great first book from a very talented newcomer'
Jane Simmons, creator of Come on, Daisy
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Workshops for the younger readers include: book readings, step by step drawing / colouring demonstrations, and time for questions and answers. I'm also always more than happy to spend extra time signing and dedicating books.
Joseph was absolutely wonderful with the children. He was very interesting to listen to and the children absolutely loved his talk and reading of his stories. They loved that he was an illustrator too and the workshop was amazing. The children all created wonderful drawings of Marvin and Mollie which they were very proud of and carried on completing in the classroom. Thank you Joseph, we hope you will be able to come back again.