Neal is an award-winning illustrator and author of children's books. He has worked on more than 80 titles to date, working with authors such Cressida Cowell and Michael Rosen, and won several prizes including a Gold Award in the Nestle Children's Book Prize for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown. His books have also been shortlisted for the Red House Book Awards, the Blue Peter Book Awards, the Booktrust Early Years Award, Funfzig Jahre Deutcher Jugendliteraturpreis and New York Public Library's annual list of Best Children's Books.He also writes his own books, such as eco-picture book A Planet Full of Plastic and 'The Invincible Tony Spears' fiction series. His books are currently in print in more than 16 languages worldwide. He lives in Portsmouth with his wife and two daughters.
A fantastic non-fiction picture book with a practical but light touch, designed to inform and reassure readers from five and up. * librarygirlandbookboy.com * [T]his book is accessible, readable and beautifully done!....a gorgeous take on educating children about climate change....It's a well thought-out out structure which leads kids through some of the trickier issues without overwhelming them with information... books like this (and Neal's other book about plastic pollution) give me great joy to have in the classroom. * alittlebutalot.com * Readers are presented with clear information....Explanations are clear, child-friendly and engaging without undermining the seriousness of the issue.... Stylish, informative and forward-looking'. * www.booksfortopics.com * an impressively wide-reaching book... Layton's vibrant, lively mixed-media illustrations make this an endearingly child-centred which feels both empowering and inspiring...A Climate in Chaos offers an informative and inspiring early introduction to the subject * YLG * 'With the help of this book, teachers and parents will be rejoicing as they can sit down with their children and share this together to explain in detail about the future we may be facing with clear information shown on spreads which do more than catch the eye with Neal's ever wonderful and characterful illustrations...I can see this book being a mainstay in primary school classrooms, schools and libraries for its potential and power' * thereaderteacher.com * '[T]he combination of a picture book format and that of a non-fiction publication ensures younger audiences will feel immersed and engaged...[this book] informs younger readers by breaking down the information so that they can understand the terminology being used around them, feel a part of the conversation, and make changes to their behaviours and lifestyles to benefit the planet - Greta Thunberg would be proud!' * Federation of Children's Book Groups *