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Benji Davies

Biography

Benji Davies

Benji Davies is an illustrator and animation director.

Benji studied animation at university, and has since worked on a diverse array of projects, from picture books and animated short films to music videos, commercials and title sequences. His books have been co-editioned in many languages and countries around the world.

He lives in east London with his wife Nina.

Benji Davies

Books by Benji Davies

by Benji Davies - Adventure, Children's 4-8, Friendship

When Noi's dad sails out on one last fishing trip before winter, Noi waits for him at home. But as the storm worsens and his dad does not return, Noi decides to go looking for his dad. But the storm is powerful and dangerous, and soon Noi, too, is stuck in the icy sea. When it seems that all hope is lost, a friend comes to help Noi and his father. Poignant and evocative, this is a beautiful celebration of friendship and family, and the special bond between a father and son.

Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and illustrated by Benji Davies - Children's 3-7, Picture

It begins with an octopus who plays the ukulele. Since this is a story, the octopus has to want something --- maybe to travel to faraway galaxies in a totally awesome purple spaceship. Then the octopus sets out to build a spaceship out of soda cans, glue, umbrellas, glitter and waffles. OK, maybe the octopus needs some help, like from an adorable bunny friend, and maybe that bunny turns out to be...a rocket scientist? But could something even more amazing come to pass?

by Benji Davies - Children's 4-8, Family Life, Friendship, Picture

At the bottom of Syd’s garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad’s house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn’t in any of the usual places. He’s in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad’s house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it’s always been --- except that Grandad isn’t there anymore.

by Jory John and Benji Davies - Animals , Children's 4-8, Humor

From the creators of GOODNIGHT ALREADY!, Jory John and Benji Davies, comes another standout hilarious picture book about Bear and Duck. Bear can't wait to spend a pleasant day by himself. His persistent next-door neighbor, Duck, wants to take a morning stroll...with Bear. He just wants Bear to like him already...

Written by Tara Lazar with illustrations by Benji Davies - Children's, Picture
After an unfortunate bookcase collapse, Alien suddenly finds himself jolted out of his story and into a very strange world, complete with talking bears. Desperate to return to his book, Alien asks the Bear family for help so he can get back to his story and save his beloved Planet Zero from total destruction before it’s too late.
by Jory John and Benji Davies - Picture

Meet Bear. He's exhausted. All he wants is to go to sleep. Meet Duck, Bear's persistent next-door neighbor. All he wants is to hang out . . . with Bear.