Scissorella schools tour

To celebrate publication of Scissorella; The Paper Princess, I’ve been busy reading, creating and speaking with lots of school children.

Despite being my ninth picture book, I’ve yet to meet any of the illustrators I’ve worked with… until now! Laura Barrett and I got together via the power of Zoom with Heather at Reading Rocks, to deliver a virtual story session. The schools, that were all over the country from Liverpool to Cornwall, listened to Laura and I reading the story and were quizzed on their fairy tale knowledge. Then Laura showed the children how to make a Lotte Reiniger-inspired puppet.

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Time to move south for winter – Bookstagram tour

At this time of year the Arctic terns are preparing to move south for winter. It’s also the time that book bloggers have taken to Instagram to share reviews of our beautiful new picture book.

It’s the Time to Move South for Winter Bookstagram Tour!

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Time to Move South for Winter – Launch WEEK!

At this time of year, the Arctic terns will be readying for their annual migration south. And things have been busy here, too!

On September 2nd, Time to Move South for Winter was officially published with Nosy Crow, illustrated by my hugely talented co-creator, Jenny Løvlie. I’ve been a fan of Jenny’s work for a while. She is the illustrator of The Girls/The Boys (written by Lauren Ace) and the Kitty series (written by Paula Harrison.) You can find out more about Jenny’s work here.

“Over the cold, mirrored waters of the Arctic, a tiny tern sets off on the world’s longest animal migration. On her way, she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese, leatherback turtles and monarch butterflies, each on their own incredible journey south for winter.”

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SCISSORELLA ✨PICTURE BOOK COVER REVEAL✨

I’m so, so pleased to finally be able to shout about these gorgeous illustrations and this fantastic cover from Laura Barrett.

SCISSORELLA: The Paper Princess, will be published by Andersen Press on 4th November, just in time for Christmas. It’s a reworking of the classic Cinderella tale, inspired by the life and work of German animator Lotte Reiniger, whose techniques & inventions inspired the early work of Disney & countless animators & CGI artists since.

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TIME TO MOVE SOUTH FOR WINTER – COVER REVEAL!

I’m so, so excited to finally be able to shout about my new picture book with the award-winning illustrator, Jenny Løvlie, and the fabulous team at Nosy Crow.

“Over the cold, mirrored waters of the Arctic, a tiny tern sets off on the world’s longest animal migration. On her way, she passes humpback whales, caribou, Canada geese, leatherback turtles and monarch butterflies, each on their own incredible journey south for winter.”

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WEEEEEEEEEE!

On 1st April we welcomed ‘Wee? It Wasn’t Me!‘ into the world. Illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne and published by Macmillan, in this next adventure Lenny the ring-tailed lemur is on holiday in North America when he slips in something wet and yellow and smelly… it’s WEE! But whose wee could it be? Lenny is on a mission to find out.

We’ve been very busy marking the celebrations.

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