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Mini Grey

Author, Illustrator

About Mini Grey

Mini Grey studied sequential design at Brighton University before launching her first picture book, EGG DROP, in 2002. Trained in puppet making, set design, welding and carpentry, Mini’s style has an unconventional flare and instantly recognizable quirkiness.

Mini has written and illustrated picture books including TRACTION MAN IS HERE, TRACTION MAN MEETS TURBO DOG, BISCUIT BEAR, THE PEA AND THE PRINCESS, THE BAD BUNNIES’ MAGIC SHOW (Simon & Schuster) and THE LAST WOLF (Random House). Amongst numerous nominations & prizes, Mini has won the Smarties Book Award and the Kate Greenaway Prize for THE ADVENTURES OF DISH & SPOON. HERMELIN THE DETECTIVE MOUSE (Random House) was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2014. Mini’s has also provided illustrations for titles including MONEY GO-ROUND for Roger McGough (Walker Books), THE BOOK OF NOT ENTIRELY USEFUL ADVICE by A. F. Harrold (Bloomsbury) and worked with OUP in illustrating and relaunching Astrid Lindgren’s classic titles including the PIPPI LONGSTOCKING books.

Mini’s latest work, THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, an illustrated non-fiction book that gives children a whistle-stop tour of the earth’s natural history featured as The Times Children’s book of the week, was selected as one of the Top 50 Books Every Child Should Read, as chosen by the National Literacy Trust in association with Good Housekeeping Magazine, and was shortlisted for the UKLA Awards 2023.