Award winning children's book illustrator John Butler is acclaimed for his lovable and realistic renderings of animals and the natural world. His much-adored books are enjoyed by babies and children worldwide and have been published in 20 countries.
John has illustrated over 60 books for young children, and has won awards in the UK and the USA. He has worked for many publishers including Orchard Books, Puffin and Templar in the UK and Simon & Schuster, Viking and Peachtree in the USA.
Little Blue Zebra is a family run business specialising in beautifully illustrated baby animal pictures by award winning children’s book illustrator John Butler.
Little Blue Zebra was co-founded by John’s two daughters. Lucy is a graphic designer who designs all the ranges. She used to work at The Sunday Times newspaper and is passionate about beautiful, clear, timeless design with a contemporary edge. Joanna, who enjoys taking care of the business end at Little Blue Zebra, has always been inspired by nature and wildlife and has degrees in Biology and Nature Conservation. After graduating she spent a couple of years living amongst the elephants and lions working as a game ranger in South Africa. Together, they are the perfect sister team! They are thrilled to be working alongside their father creating new designs and products that are admired by adults and treasured by children.
Many of the animals featured in our collection of alphabet, number, letter and animal artworks are from John Butler's best-selling books, including 'Whose Baby Am I?', 'Whose Nose and Toes?', 'Who Says Woof?', and 'If You See a Kitten'. They are printed by our specialist local printer, signed by the artist and carefully packaged and sent by our family team in our studio in Kent.