Russell Punter was born in Bedfordshire, England. From an early age he enjoyed writing and illustrating his own stories. He later trained as a graphic designer at art college in West Sussex before entering publishing. Since then, he has written over fifty books for children, including original fiction in both picture book and young reader formats.
Some of his most popular books are The Dinosaur Who Lost His Roar, Stories of Pirates and Stories of Mermaids. He has also adapted many classics, ranging from Greek myths to novels such as The 39 Steps and King Solomon’s Mines.
He has a keen interest in the golden age of Victorian and Edwardian adventure stories, as well as the more modern world of science-fiction. His most recent project is a range of graphic novels for young readers.
Russell enlisted the help of a storyboard artist who's worked on Doctor Who and Sherlock for these beautifully illustrated, action-packed graphic novel books. Find out more about how he created the series on the Usborne blog.
It was uncanny how, in most cases, the illustrator's artwork matched almost exactly the picture I had in my mind’s eye Russell Punter
Russell is the author of this new series of bright, colourful picture books based on the popular nursery rhyme. Read an interview with Russell where he discusses how he adapted and designed the series.
The illustrations are beautifully crafted, bright, busy and contain lots of extra features to spark further conversation Parent's review of Pussycat... New York