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Mini Grey - What Are You Like?

Mini Grey - What Are You Like?

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Mini Grey was given her name after being born in a mini in a car park in South Wales. After taking a foundation Course in Fine Art, she studied for an English degree at UCL, afterward working as a theatre designer, then a primary teacher, before studying for an MA in sequential design at Brighton University.

Mini's first picture book for children, Egg Drop, a surreal story of an egg that dreams of being able to fly, was published in 2002. It established her as both a visually exciting illustrator of detailed, colourful artwork and a highly accomplished storyteller, who often narrates from an unusual point of view, such as that of the pea in The Pea and the Princess (2003) - shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway illustration award); the biscuit in Biscuit Bear (2004) - winner of the Nestlé Smarties Gold Prize (under 5s category) - and the spoon in The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (2006). Traction Man is Here (2005) won the 2005 Boston Horn Book Award.

Mini won the 2007 Kate Greenaway Medal for The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon.

In common with several of her contemporaries, such as Lauren Child, Mini Grey uses type as an integral part of illustration, incorporating text into her artwork, in different sizes and fonts and against backdrops ranging from graph paper to luggage labels to buff envelopes.

All of her books express humour, imagination and originality and play with a mix of different media, such as watercolours, newspaper type, and collage, to create illustrations of great visual sophistication.

Mini lives in Oxford with her family.

Giclee print signed and numbered by Mini Grey.

Edition of 50

Size: 310mm x 610mm
(12.25 x 24 inches)

Framing if required in 20mm square section plain oak (available for UK mainland delivery only).

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