Suggested age: 3+ years
Ross Collins was born in Glasgow, Scotland quite a while ago. At that time he would eat anything and resembled a currant bun. As he grew up he was fond of drawing, the bionic man and precariously swinging backwards on chairs.
For reasons best known to themselves, Glasgow School of Art gave him a first in Illustration when he graduated in 1994. In the same year he won the MacMillan Children’s Book Prize for his first book ‘The Sea Hole’. Since then, Ross has returned to Scotland where he has illustrated over 100 books and written a dozen or so. Children in over 20 countries seem to like them.
Ross has won many awards and prizes for his books, including winning the Scottish Children’s Book Award for Robot Rumpus in 2015, and There’s A Bear On My Chair was shortlisted for the 2017 Bookbug Picture Book Prize.