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The Moustachapillar

by Jonty Lees


280 x 220 mm 

36 pages 

50 colour illustrations 

Approx. 450 words




March 2011


ISBN 978-0-9554322-5-5


Rights sold: Available


This new children’s book from author and illustrator, Jonty Lees, tells the amusing and charming story of a young boy, Eric, in his quest to gain a moustache. 


Unable to grow one of his own he experiments with various objects around the home much to his mother’s despair. 

Then, one day when walking in the park he meets a caterpillar. Together the new friends go on various adventures before they enter and win a moustache competition! 


Alas, Eric’s mother makes the new “friend” go back to his natural environment. However, Eric’s sadness is shortlived as the two old friends are soon reunited.


> Charming and beautifully crafted book that mixes childhood and nature in a highly original way

> Perfect gift book for moustache lovers everywhere!

> Will appeal to children and parents alike

> Aimed at Key Stage 1, children aged 3 and over


Jonty Lees studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art before taking an MFA in sculpture at the Slade School of Art. He has had solo exhibitions at Newlyn Art Gallery, MOOT Nottingham and Tate St. Ives. In 2007 he was artist in residence at Tate St. Ives. He lives in Cornwall with his partner and two daughters. This is his first book.

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