Hannah Shaw is a British illustrator of children’s books.
Since childhood she has had a passion for writing stories and creating characters to illustrate them. She also thought she might run a safari park or train to be an Olympic gymnast!
Hannah Shaw graduated from Brighton University with a BA in Illustration. Since then she has worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, but has also worked in a chocolate shop and a bead factory.
She likes to get involved with the community and in 2010 she painted one of the 100 life sized lions which were part of the pride in the ‘Lions of Bath’ fundraiser.
Her books include Evil Weasel which won the Cambridgeshire Children’s Picture Book Award in 2009 (voted for by 8,000 children) and Crocodiles are the Best Animals of All with Sean Taylor for Frances Lincoln.
Fuelled by many cups of tea and an over-active imagination she has managed to create a number of critically acclaimed, award-winning children’s books.
She currently lives in a tiny village in Gloucestershire with Ben the blacksmith and Ren the dog.