Bruce Ingman

Bruce Ingman is a writer and illustrator of children’s books. As a child, Bruce spent long periods in hospital with a hearing problem, so drawing was important to him both as a pastime and a useful form of communication.

He planned to be a painter and after graduating he got a place at the Royal College of Art to study illustration under Quentin Blake.

His first book, When Martha’s Away (1995) was a stylish fantasy about what cats get up to when they have the house to themselves.

"“Oversized and irresistible, Ingman’s first book features gestural paintings full of bright bold colours, inventive typography and a soupcon of sly humour.”"
Kirkus Reviews

Bruce loves the collaborative process and has teamed up with the writer Allan Ahlberg to produce Previously, The Runaway Dinner, The Pencil and Everybody was a baby once which is a poetry collection for infants of every age. He has also illustrated a book by Olga Cabral called The Seven Sneezes. Most recently he has worked with Allan Ahlberg again and illustrated This is the Story of Alison Hubble who went to bed single and woke up double, a hilarious and playful picture book about a young girl who keeps multiplying!

Books by Bruce Ingman

This is the Story of Alison Hubble (Puffin)
Hooray for Bread by Allan Ahlberg (Walker)
Ronny Rock Starring in A Thousand Tiny Explosions by Merryn Threadgould (Walker)
Ronny Rock Monster Cake Meltdown by Merryn Threadgould (Walker)
Everybody Was a Baby Once by Allan Ahlberg (Walker)
The Seven Sneezes by Olga Cabral (Golden Books)
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg (Walker)
Previously by Allan Ahlberg (Walker)
The Runaway Dinner by Allan Ahlberg (Walker)
Double Pink by Kate Feiffer (Simon and Schuster)
Boing by Sean Taylor (Walker)
Bad News I’m In Charge (Walker)
A Night on the Tiles (Egmont)
Lost Property (Egmont)
When Martha’s Away (Egmont)
The Hole Story by Paul Bright (Andersen Press)
Henry Tate by Bruce Ingman (Tate Publishing)

Praise for The Pencil

"Few picture books today offer such subtle, imaginative, thought-provoking fare. We need more artists- and writers – with this kind of lead in their pencils."
The Guardian

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