Wednesday, April 25, 2012
David Nockels contributed illustrations to many books on wildlife subjects between 1967-79, amongst the many titles he contributed to including Arthur by Ernest Dudley (1970) and the Atlas series from Heinemann (Atlas of Wildlife, Atlas of Plant Life, Atlas of the Sea, 1972-74); Young World Productions, Hamlyn, Bodley Head, Salamandar and Ward Lock also published his work.
In 1980 he began working for Methuen Children's Books and wrote and illustrated a series of pop-up books entitled 'Animals in Action' (1981) as well as two children's story books, Hungry Little Chimpanzee and Little Lost Duckling, both published in 1982. Nockels also wrote and illustrated the 'Naughty Pets Board Book' series for Deans International (1985), which included the titles as Percy and Katie in Trouble, Billie and Bertie at the Seaside, Bobby and Tom have a Feast and Beckie and Jamie on the Farm.
Examples of David Nockels' artwork can be found for sale at the Illustration Art Gallery.