The mesmerising menagerie brought to life by Tomi Ungerer

Flick through an image gallery of characters created by the great illustrator and author who died at the weekend
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Tomi Ungerer: Emile

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Tomi Ungerer: Emile

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Tomi Ungerer: Fog Island

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Tomi Ungerer: Fog Island

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Tomi Ungerer: Christmas Eve at the Mellops'

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Tomi Ungerer: Christmas Eve at the Mellops'

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Tomi Ungerer: The Mellops Go Spelunking

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Tomi Ungerer: The Mellops Go Spelunking

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Tomi Ungerer: No Kiss For Mother

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Tomi Ungerer: No Kiss For Mother

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Tomi Ungerer: Rufus

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Tomi Ungerer: Rufus

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Colourful bats, inventive pigs, heroic octopuses and hard to fathom humans - few authors or illustrators leave behind such a rich  and vast list of characters as the one Tomi Ungerer did when he died at the weekend aged 87.

Even the most voracious young reader - and his or her parents or carers - should find satisfaction in Ungerer’s 120 or so books, which the author and illustrator published beginning in the early 1950s.

Phaidon is happy and proud to have published - and republished - many of his best works and, in so doing, to have demonstrated just how colourful and varied his body of work was.

Take a look through this A-list menagerie of animal and human life and if you like what you see, browse all of Tomi’s books in our store.


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