Animal collective nouns

I created 80 illustrations for a series of four books exploring the lesser-known and sometimes more fanciful animal collective nouns, which I published back in 2009. The books are now out of print but fine art prints are available from my shop.

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nomination for ‘A Filth of Starlings’
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

A cloud of bats

A parade of elephants

A kit of pigeons

A shiver of sharks

A chime of wrens

An array of eels

An implausibility of gnus

A huddle of penguins

A paddling of ducks

A band of gorillas

A troupe of shrimp

A mob of meerkats

A loveliness of ladybirds

A quiver of cobras

A school of whales

A skulk of foxes

A confusion of guinea fowl

A gaze of raccoons

A filth of starlings

A kennel of dogs

An embarrassment of pandas

A family of sardines

A flock of lice 

A knot of frogs

A drove of bullocks

A parliament of owls

A tower of giraffes

A plague of locusts

A clutch of chicks

A party of jays