West was born in 1951 and studied Graphic Design at Wolverhampton
Polytechnic, and Illustration at the Royal College of Art, London.
Shortly after graduating in 1975, his
first book, a collection of nonsense verse was published. Since
then he has written over sixty more children's books, and aims to
continue till he runs out of ideas!
The Times Educational Supplement
Colin West's The Big Book of
Nonsense will surely enhance his reputation as one of our most
consistently witty children's poets. This handsome book gathers
West's nonsense verse across two decades.
Liberally illustrated in colour by West
himself (he produces picture books as well as poetry), this book
should be in every teacher's personal library, on hand should an
opportunity for five minutes of off-message, anarchic laughter present
TES PRIMARY Oct 2001
Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex, just a stone's throw from the historic battlefield of 1066.
He lists his interests as music, art, old buildings, and most of all, collecting other people's books.