2Red- Learning about Alex. T. Smith

Alex. T. Smith is the author who write the story ‘Bella and Monty: A hairy scary night’. Let’s learn more about him and his life as an author.

All about Alex.T.Smith

When Alex T. Smith was a little boy, he wanted to be a chef, a rabbit or a children’s book illustrator.alex Now, at the age of 28, he has won awards for both his art and his stories. The first book he illustrated was called, Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero and the first book he wrote AND illustrated was called, Home.

Whilst studying illustration at Coventry University, Alex won second prize in the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Picture Book Illustration in 2006 and was highly commended for the same award in 2005.

Alex lives in York and enjoys walking his three dogs and making cakes.

Here are some things that Alex likes to do in his spare time:

  • Watching films, especially French cinema and animated films
  • Cooking. He makes a mean apple pie!
  • Making small, hand-sewn felt toys
  • Looking after his pets and planning what other pets he will have when he has a bigger house!
  • Learning French
  • Looking in antique shops, vintage clothes shops and flea markets for treasures!
  • Keeping travel sketchbooks
  • Walking in the woods
  • Going to the theatre
  • Reading
  • Drinking redbush tea

He also likes people-watching, looking out of the window, doodling whilst on the phone, talking and taking his dogs for a walk in the park and having a go on the swings if no one is looking.

Answer these questions:

  1. When he was a child, what did Alex want to be?
  2. What was his first picture book called?
  3. What would you like to ask Alex T. Smith?
  4. What did Alex study at university and where?
  5. What does Alex like to do in his spare time? Name 3 things.
  6. Does Alex have any pets? What are they?

25 thoughts on “2Red- Learning about Alex. T. Smith

  1. Alex T smith wanted to be a chef,rabbit or a children book illustrator.
    His first picture book was called Eliot Jones,midnight superhero.
    Alex what was your favourite book when you were younger.
    Alex T smith studied illustration at coventry university
    Three things Alex likes to do in his spare time are reading, going to the theatre and cooking
    Alex has three dogs

  2. 1
    Rabbit
    2
    midnight superhero
    3
    Why do you want to be a rabbit
    4
    illustration at Coventry University
    5
    Cooking. He makes a mean apple pie!
    Reading
    Drinking redbush tea
    6
    dogs

  3. 1. Children s book Creator .
    2. Eliot jones midnight super hero .
    3. how long did it take to write it .
    4. learning French.
    5.whilst on the phone .
    6.and have a go on the swing.

  4. 1.when he was a child,what did Alex want to be? he wanted to be a rabit and a chef.
    2.what was his first picture book called? Belly and monty the hairy scary night
    3.what would you like to ask AlexT.smith? I would like to ask him how did you
    write the words.
    4. what did Alix study at university and where?🙂

  5. 1. When he was a child he wented to be a children’s creator, a chef and a rabbit.
    2. This first book was bella and monty
    3. Making, hand -sewn felt toys
    4. Looks after his pets and planing
    5.looking French
    6.looking in antique shops, vintage clothes shops and flea mark eats for treasure

  6. 1.when he was a child, he wanted to be a.children’s book creater, a chef and rabbit
    2.His first picture was called Eliot, Jones, midnight superhero
    3.I would like to ask you witch job do you like
    4.He studied at Coventry University
    5.In his time he liked walking in the woods
    6.He has 3 dogs

  7. 1.when he was a little boy he wanted to be a rabbit, children’s book creator and
    a chef.
    2. His first picture was called Eliot ,Jones, midnight super hero .
    3.I would like to ask him is your favourite job a book creator.
    4.He studied at Coventry university .
    5. In spare time he likes looking out of the window, walking in the woods and going
    to the theatre .
    6.Alex has a dog.

  8. 1)when he was a child he wanted to be a chef a rabit🐇 And a book creator
    2)his first book was called Bella and Monty
    3)I would ask him what is your favourite movie 🎥
    4) I don ‘t know this answer
    5)reading)walking

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