Anita Jeram

Anita Jeram

Original picture book artwork by Anita Jeram is available for purchase from Children's Book Illustration together with the original artwork from her popular Two Bad Mice cards.

Anita Jeram was born and brought up in Portsmouth. She enroled on a foundation course in visual studies at Manchester Polytechnic, followed by a degree course in illustration. Her tutor, David Hughes (also an illustrator), took some of her work to Walker Books and her first book, Bill's Belly Button, was published a year after she graduated. Her second book, It Was Jake!, was included on the National Curriculum SAT reading list.

Since then she has been busy making numerous picture books with her publishers Walker Books, including her best known book, Guess How Much I Love You, which rapidly became established around the world as a new picture-book classic. Over a million copies were printed in the first year of publication and it was one of the best-selling children's books in both Britain and America. Guess How Much I Love You was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and for the Illustrated Children's Books category of the 1994 British Book Awards.

Anita has worked with some of the U.K.'s best known authors including Dick King-Smith but mainly writes and illustrates her own books. She also makes greetings cards for Two Bad Mice and the illustrations from these have proved extremely popular.

Anita lives in a renovated farmhouse right near the sea with her husband and three children, together with a menagerie of animals - that her daughter keeps adding to!


Highlight and click on a book cover below to view the illustrations from that book
MIXED-UP ANIMALS -Two Bad Mice card artwork
FEATHERED FRIENDS - Two Bad Mice card artwork
BEARS - Two Bad Mice card artwork
CATS - Two Bad Mice card artwork
DOGS - Two Bad Mice card artwork
MICE - Two Bad Mice card artwork
Little Chick
All Pigs are Beautiful - PUBLISHED artwork
You're All My Favourites
It was Jake!
RABBITS & HARES - Two Bad Mice card artwork
Dick King-Smith's Animal Friends
I Love Guinea-pigs
My Hen is Dancing
OTHER ANIMALS - Two Bad Mice card artwork
Contrary Mary
All Pigs are Beautiful - unpublished work
The Most Obedient Dog in the World


Click on the illustrations below to see them enlarged, together with details of price, size etc.
  • ‘Six’


  • ‘Five’


  • ‘Poodle & rabbit’

    ‘Poodle & rabbit’

  • ‘Peace Keeper’

    ‘Peace Keeper’

  • ‘You're grounded’

    ‘You're grounded’

  • ‘Winter Snow’

    ‘Winter Snow’

  • ‘A little gift (worm)’

    ‘A little gift (worm)’

  • ‘Nature Trail’

    ‘Nature Trail’