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Emma Lazell is a UK based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. In 2018 she completed the hugely prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts. Big Cat is her debut picture book.

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'There is real energy and humour in newcomer Lazell's art.'Fiona Noble, The Bookseller magazine -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *

'There is real energy and humour in newcomer Lazell's art.'

-- Fiona Noble, * The Bookseller *

'Humorous and surreal'

* Your Cat magazine *

'An utterly enjoyable piece of feline fan fiction ... an entertaining romp of a story.'

* The Herald *

'A quick heart-warming read for the young ones, with bright illustrations.'

* Creative Steps magazine *

'A fun read for lovers of cats and Judith Kerr's iconic book.'

* Juno magazine *

'A clever and gloriously offbeat picture book ... Lazell packs her warm and friendly story with comical detail ...With its Seventies retro feel, lavish illustration, surreal charm and subtle messages about the importance of acceptance, Big Cat will appeal to readers both young and old.'

* Lancashire Evening Post *

'A classic in the making!'

* LoveReading4Kids.co.uk *

'A captivating, fast-paced debut ... Big Cat is a chaotic witty story, filled with humour. Immerse yourself in Emma Lazell's lively vibrant illustrations and keep an eye out for Emma, we have a feeling she's going to make a real impact on the picture book scene.'

* Picture Books Blogger *

'Immediately took me back to my childhood.. hilarious... [a] delightful tale. Packed with fun, this is a gorgeous story, one to read over and over again.'

* Parents in Touch *

'Emma Lazell's words work effortlessly with her artwork to create some wonderfully humorous scenes ... Big Cat is a charming picture book, which is fabulous for reading out loud. Reception class adored it!'

* My Book Corner *

'[A] zany intergenerational story.. With a messy, scatty illustrative style, busy chaotic scenes, and a wonderful chattiness in the text, there is a huge amount of fun to discover in this lively picture book... A Big amount of fun.'

* Minerva Reads *

'Children will love 'pawing' over the vivid illustrations which gleefully capture the ensuing fun and chaos. A roaringly funny tale ...'

* South Wales Evening Post *

'Emma's vibrant and fun illustrations really bring the story to life ... [a] is mischievous and humorous read accompanied by exquisite illustrations.'

* Space on the Bookshelf *

'Told through brilliant, larger-than-life illustrations and text, the chaos Big Cat causes comes leaping off the page... Sure to delight readers and be a favourite at bedtime, this is definitely one to have on the bookshelf.'

* The Book Activist *

'A modern-day classic with overtones of familiar stories Big Cat is a delight, easy to read, full of fabulous illustration and ideal for sharing with little ones - exactly as expected from a picture book! The book features hilarious text and brightly coloured illustrations that really bring the story to life, lifting it off the pages and guaranteeing you will laugh.'

* Armadillo Magazine *

'This surreal romp is reminiscent of children's classic from the 1970s, with splendid humour and beautiful illustrations.'

* Cambridge Edition magazine *

'A quick heart-warming read for the young ones, with bright illustrations.'

* Creative Steps magazine *

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