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.
Her picture books include Traction Man is Here, Traction Man Meets Turbo Dog, Biscuit Bear, Egg Drop and The Pea and the Princess. Amongst numerous nominations & prizes, Mini has won the Smarties Book Award and the Kate Greenaway Prize for The Adventures of the Dish & Spoon. 2010 saw the launch of the delightful Three by the Sea and an adaptation of Hillaire Belloc’s cautionary tale Jim. Hermelin the Detective Mouse (Random House) was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2014.
Mini’s more recent titles are The Bad Bunnies’ Magic Show (Simon & Schuster) and The Last Wolf (Penguin Random House). She’s recently illustrated Money-Go-Round for Roger McGough (Walker Books) and The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice by A. F. Harrold (Bloomsbury).
Mini is currently working with OUP relaunching 15 classic Astrid Lindgren titles throughout 2020 and 2021, beginning with three Pippa Longstocking titles.