Harry Woodgate (they/them) is a multi-award-winning author and illustrator, whose debut picture book Grandad’s Camper won the British Book Awards Nibbie for Children's Illustrated Book of the Year and the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, was shortlisted for the Polari Prize, and named as an ALA Stonewall Honor Book. It was inspired by their university dissertation, which revealed a lack of representation for older LGBTQIA+ characters in children’s books. Their work has also been shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards, and the Folio Society Book Illustration Competition twice.
When they’re not creating amazing books, they love writing music, cycling, baking, and exploring independent coffee shops and bookstores.
(Paperback) - 06/01/2022
Waterstones Children's Book Award Winner and British Book Awards Nibbies Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year 2023! Celebrate love in all its forms, as Grandad tells his granddaughter about the adventures he used to have with Gramps.
A long time ago, Grandad and Gramps spent many happy days travelling the world together in a camper van. But now Gramps isn't around any more, Grandad doesn't feel much like having adventures. As she listens to his wonderful stories, Grandad’s granddaughter has an idea to cheer him up...
A perfect story for Grandad on Father's Day.
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021!
'A colour-flooded riot of memory… a poignant sense of intergenerational love and grief made manageable makes this beautiful debut stand out’ GUARDIAN
'A glowingly colourful journey of remembered joy, managed grief and renewed delight in living' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT