About Ben Mantle
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Ben Mantle - Illustrator / Animator Welcome! Here you'll find a mixture of work from Illustration for Children's Publishing, personal projects and...
OUT NOW! Rocket Racers
Published by Random House Space rocket, race racket, race to the moon, rocket racers to your places, ready, steady, ZOOM! So begins this rip-roaring race of a...
The Christmas Cobwebs
Published by Usborne Retold by Lesley Sims Illustrated by Ben Mantle This is an enchanting retelling of a traditional German tale, written for children just...
Callum's Incredible Construction Kit 'THE BISHOPS STORTFORD BEST PICTURE BOOK 2013'
Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Ben Mantle Released 3rd September 2012 You can buy a copy through my amazon store above. Here's a video by the...
One Sheep, Blue Sheep
Published by Scholastic Written by Thom Wiley Illustrated by Ben Mantle Released June 2012
Published by Random House This riotous read is a read-aloud dream; with rhyming and diggers and mud, it's SUPREME! Written by Steve Webb Illustrated by Ben...
Published by Random House USA. Murray the mouse likes everything to be perfect. Naturally, his perfect meal on a perfect winter day is Perfect Soup. But Murray...
Cadbury's Furry Tales
Illustrations for Cadbury's interactive website. Digital Books that parent and child could read and create personalised children's books with their name included in...
Giggle, Giggle What's so funny
Published by Macmillan Giggle, giggle, what's so funny? Is it two barmy ballet dancers jumping and jiggling? An exercising octopus all puffed out? Or perhaps...
Wriggle Wriggle whats that?!
Published by Macmillan What IS that bright furry thing wriggling about? Could it be an alien's crazy hair? Or a caveman's fuzzy beard? Or a magical moustache? Or...
Five Little Pumpkins
Published by HarperCollins. Roll into Halloween with this wickedly funny rhyming book! Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, "My, it's...
The Deep Dark Woods
Published by Usborne. 'Beware, beware the deep dark woods. But Jack doesn't listen... how will he ever get home? Part of the award-winning 'Usborne Very First...
Roly Poly Rice Ball
Published by Usborne In this delightful retelling of a Japanese fairy tale, a poor woodcutter follows his runaway rice ball to an underground kingdom ruled by...
Hippity Hoppity Splash
Published by Usborne. A plastic bath book with soft squashy pages and a toy frog on a cord to make bath-time even more fun. The colourful scenes show the frogs...
The Spooky wheels on the Bus
Published by Scholastic THE SPOOKY WHEELS ON THE BUS is a humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS...with a few ghoulish...
Busy Bug Book
Published by Usborne A pull-back toy for little children to enjoy. Children can follow the busy bug's journey around a garden. With four sturdy tracks embedded...
Old MacDonald Farm
Published by Usborne Publishing LTD This is a new title in the fantastic "First Reading" series. Part of the "Usborne Usborne Reading Programme", it is aimed at...
Published by Pearson. A set of 3 educational books featuring a boy who likes to collect insects. The books are called Bug Boy: Slug Picnic Bug Boy: Spider...
Look and Find: Trick and Treat
Published by Publications International A Halloween look and find book! Lots of ghoulish things to find in this Halloween themed book. Buy a copy
Circus Under The Sea
Published by Pearson Education Why is Mack the Cat not afraid of Monsters? find out why...in this fun book with a foundation in Phonics. Buy a copy of...
Big and Small Website (2009 Children’s Interactive BAFTA winner)
I worked with Plug-in media as Animator on the website for the Cbeebies show of the same name. It was nominated and then later won the 2009 Children’s...
My animation showreel
Personal project - BBC pitch
Personal project - 'Sausage Fingers'
Personal project with collective 'Sausage Fingers'. These images were for an exhibition in 2009.
Personal project - Spinner's Wood
Personal project - 'Spinner's Wood' re-design
Personal - Eurovision Art Contest
Entries into a monthly drawing contest set up by Animators at the Animation Studio Uli Meyer. Eurovision Art Contest website
Personal project - Kung fu animals
Character Designs - Flash
Characters designed in Adobe Flash for animation.
Personal project - Car Man
Illustration based on Matthew Bourne's production 'Car Man', which is itself based on Bizet's opera 'Carmen'
Personal project - 'The Source'
Personal project - Batman