Illustration lecturer Chris Saunders launches second children’s book
‘Believe’, which was recently launched at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair, is a children’s picture book about a heart-warming journey of self-discovery by a lovable Sloth – the front cover image is pictured at the top.
It follows Chris’s debut picture book ‘Wish’, images below, launched in 2019, which has now been published in multiple languages around the world and is sold in retailers including Waterstones.
Speaking about his newest title Chris, pictured below, said: “‘Believe’ is a story about the importance of self-belief and determination, facing and overcoming challenges and doubt in the sincere pursuit of an honest goal. Truly embracing who we are and what makes us ‘different’, can sometimes help us to all grow together as we try to find ourselves and make sense of the world.”
Chris, who is internationally represented in the UK, USA and Asia by the illustration agency Astound US, has worked with clients around the world on live commercial projects including illustrated book covers, educational publications, licensed greetings cards and imagery as well as character and creative development for recognised companies including Jellycat Ltd, Cambridge University Press, Quarto Publishing Plc, Scholastic, and Kiwi Co amongst others.
He also recently worked on two titles with Flowerpot Press featuring the five-time Grammy Award winning American blues musician Keb’ Mo’, singer, songwriter, guitarist, contemporary blues artist, and children’s book author, see images below.
At the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair, Chris’s front cover illustration for ‘Believe’ was featured on the international publishing house Rebo International‘s stand.
Chris commented: “I was absolutely thrilled to see my illustration featured on the stand. This was an incredibly proud moment, both personally and professionally. I am truly grateful to the wonderful and creative team at Rebo for believing in this idea.”
Chris is currently in the process of completing his third title in the series.
About ‘Believe’ by Chris Saunders
Once every year, a celebration takes place,
A day of fun and games – there’s even a race!
‘Come one, come all and have a go,
Come and take part in the Great Forest Show!’
Sloth loves the Show; it’s his favourite day,
He was determined to take part, in his own special way.
Join Sloth on a heart-warming journey of self-discovery, as he tries his best to uncover what makes him special. With help of his friends, and to his surprise, the answer was inside himself all along!
‘Believe’ is available now in multiple languages and countries around the world. Additional language versions, including the English language version, are set to launch Spring 2024.
To find out more about Chris Saunders visit his Instagram page @thecurioustreehouse
Further information about The Northern School of Art’s BA (Hons) Illustration for Commercial Application degree is available HERE