Ian Benfold Haywood studied Fine Art at the Nottingham School of Art. He specialized in painting, and later went on to study Illustration for Children at the University of North Wales with distinction. He has lived as a painter in Spain, worked as a community artist, and has been a teacher. For several years he was the marketing manager for a large Japanese company, and still runs his own small business trading with companies from around the world. Ian has published over thirty books. He recently won the silver medal at the Nestle Book Awards for Catcall, as well as the London Book Fair's Best Illustration prize in 2010. His work ranges from flap books for the very young to picture books and teen fiction chapter heads and interiors. He is represented by the Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency. VISIT Ian Benfold Haywood's website here.
If you ask me where my daddy is, this is what I ’ll say: “He’s in me and around me, never far away...” Always By My Side is a comforting, rhyming story written to help children understand that a dad ’s love is forever. Even if they grow up without his presence in their lives. View Details
On a hot beach day, Grandpa's tales of the frozen North Pole pique Tim's sense of adventure. When Grandpa dozes off, Tim sets sail in his toy boat to bring back an iceberg for Grandpa! Along the way, he meets whales, polar bears, and a trustworthy seagull. View Details