James Thorp is the author of the brilliant picture book The Elephant in the Room (Templar), illustrated by Angus Mackinnon. Agatha Christie meets the psychedelic artwork of Yellow Submarine in this brilliant story that unravels the mystery of who is to be blamed for smashing Father Giant's favourite china elephant. James and Angus' second picture book together, The Boy Who Knew Nothing, was published by Templar in July 2019. The Weaseal Puffin Unicorn Pig Lobster Race and Dog on Stilts (Digital Leaf) are earlier self-published works.

James is a professional musician and lives in Notting Hill.

  • "Bonkers - and brilliant." The Independent
  • "Surreal storytelling, psychedlic illustrations and a dog on stilts, the three essential ingredients for a great picture book." Chris Haughton
  • "Anarchic and hilarious, this debut picture book is fuelled by some of the zaniest inventions ever." Julia Eccleshare
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