Bridget Marzo is a bilingual, award-winning author-illustrator of nearly 30 picture books published across the world. She loves sharing her love of picture books and art and with children of all ages at schools, festivals and in workshops in London, Cambridge and France.
MO’S BEST FRIEND, A STONE AGE STORY is in UK bookshops from February 8th, 2024 or buy it here and 10 per cent will go to the BookTrust reading charity this month!
Find out more about how Stone Age Mo brings the very first dog into our human family and download some home and class activities here.
What we all share in common, and how we grow together, is the theme of Bridget’s previous book, YOU, ME and OUR WHOLE WIDE WORLD, now in paperback with Walker Books UK. Selected by Candy Gourlay as her author’s choice of Best Book of the year for Booktrust : ‘a tonic for a generation …. Bridget Marzo builds a kind, all embracing world with every stroke of her brush, shining a bright light filled with hope. This is a book to treasure.’
for more details of what Bridget offers, go to the Events Page
Bridget offers other events likes this for primary school classes, family events in libraries, museums and festivals across the world including creative story making, colour and character making workshops She works with individual mentoring and all sizes of groups – her record was getting around 1000 children and teachers drawing at the Beijing Bookworm Festival in 2016.
Thanks to her years teaching illustration and colour theory at Parsons Paris School of Design, and her former role as the first International Illustrator advisor for SCBWI, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she has also had long experience of giving talks and mentoring aspiring picture book makers. For more more details visit Events
During the covid lockdown Bridget co-ran a series of story making workshops for the Mini Shout! virtual festival with the fab CWISL team of Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy
This one was online alongside the brilliant US author-illustrators Barbara McClintock, Juana Martinez-Neal and Pat Cummngs with New York illustration students at the Pratt Institute and Parsons New York.
Bridget’s favourite topics are about visual literacy, Voice over Style and ‘Mice, Mothers and Others’, a popular look at how mothers and more are represented differently in books from different countries , a talk she first gave for the AoI, the UK Association of Illustrators.
Bridget’s books have been published in many co-editions across the world from the Australia to the US, Catalonia and Spain to Japan and South Korea – and also in China…
Here is the Chinese edition of Tiz & Ott’s Big Draw published by Citic Press, Beijing. It’s stamped in gold with the words ‘Artistic Enlightenment Picture Book for Children’!
In 2018 Bridget was proud to be one of 45 illustrators led by Axel Scheffler contributing visions of Europe in the book Drawing Europe Together (Macmillan), and in an exhibition that toured around the UK, France, Germany and Ireland