This year world renowned publishing house Puffin celebrated its 80th Birthday and to coincide with this momentous occasion September saw the publication of The Puffin Book of Big Dreams.

This brand new anthology features extracts from 80 classic family favourites alongside brand new stories showcasing some of the countries most exciting author and illustrator talents as well as quotes and motivational pieces from brilliant inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own big dreams. We are thrilled that Arena illustrator Aleksei Bitskoff was involved in this wonderful project as the illustrator of Little Badman’s Big Dream, written by Humza Arshad and Henry White. His hilarious mad cap line drawings perfectly compliment Humzar and Henry’s pacy comedy story based on their best-selling Little Badman series.


5% of the RRP from this book will go to the National Literacy Trust, to help them continue their life-changing work. To find out more about this brilliant project you can check the following hashtag #PuffinDreamer and be sure to buy a copy of The Puffin Book of Big Dreams HERE.

Aleksei can be found on Twitter and Instagram and you can also view his full online portfolio HERE. For more information regarding working with Aleksei please email