HOORAY FOR BREAD by Allan Ahlberg, illustrated by Bruce Ingman
Illustrationcupboard and Walker Books are delighted to celebrate Hooray For Bread, illustrated by Bruce Ingman and written by Allan Ahlberg.

Hooray for Bread is the fifth book from this remarkable duo, following the success of Everybody was a Baby Once, Previously, The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner.

Bruce Ingman's first book, When Martha's Away, was published in 1995 to great critical acclaim, winning The National Art Library Award. Bruce also won the prestigious Mother Goose Award as the most exciting British newcomer to children's books.

Since then Bruce has produced a number of highly distinctive and individual books including Lost Property (Methuen, 1997) and A Night on the Tiles (Methuen, 1998), Bad News I'm in Charge! (Walker Books, 2003) and Boing! (Walker Books, 2004) written by Sean Taylor. More recently he has worked in tandem with the author Allan Ahlberg and produced a number of picture books.

Hooray for Bread is a deliciously playful story which tells the tale of a loaf of bread. Bruce Ingman experiments with a softer style of illustration and his gentle, charming pictures complement the text perfectly. The original artwork from the book will be exhibited and available for purchase, alongside a selection of Bruce's other book illustrations. The exhibition will continue from the 7th to the 23rd of February 2013. Signed books will also be available to purchase.

Illustrationcupboard Gallery is a unique central London art gallery exhibiting original artwork by modern and contemporary book illustrators and film maker's from around the world. With exhibition space on three floors, this central London gallery displays a constant and revolving programme throughout the year of single artists shows, guest exhibitions from around the world, specialist events, author signings and family afternoons.

John Huddy, founder of Illustrationcupboard, says “We are privileged to exhibit such world-class original artwork and offer collectors and fans the opportunity to invest in some of the most unique and talented artists of modern times. Despite the current economic climate, the market for illustration has never been better and the value of such works is only growing.” Original artwork is offered for as little as £95, limited artist edition prints, and signed books are also availed at the gallery or through the e-commerce website.


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Exhibition date
7-23 February 2013
22 Bury Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6AL