British author and illustrator of children's books who has written over 40 books. His works include Gorilla, Bear Hunt, and Willy the Wizard.
He studied graphic design at Leeds College of Art, graduating in 1967.
In the year 2000, he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest prize awarded to creators of children's books.
He was born to Jack and Doris May Browne, who owned a pub.
He and Wanda Gag are both successful children's book authors.