MARVELLOUSLY MESSY!

Today is publication day for the third book in the Dot and Duck series! Illustrated by Olivier Tallec and published by Happy Yak (an imprint of Quarto Kids),

How Messy is the story of best friends, Dot and Duck. Dot hates mess and Duck hates tidy. Duck leaves the bed unmade, the cupboards open and breakfast everywhere. How messy! At the beach, Dot carefully lays out her towel and picnic… and Duck digs a big hole covering everything with sand! SO messy!

Olivier’s characterful watercolour illustrations bring this story to life, and big font makes the story easy for young readers. How Messy! is a simple yet hilarious story with a touching ending and an important message about accepting differences and learning to compromise.

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COVER REVEAL: SUNSHINE AT BEDTIME!

It’s January and the weather here is grey and cold but… brighter skies are on the horizon!

I’m delighted that Storyhouse Publishing have revealed the cover of our new picture book. ‘Sunshine at Bedtime,’ which will publish on 14th April in the UK. It has been illustrated by new talent, Sally Soweol Han, and was inspired by the publisher’s children, Rachel Lawrence, asking about the science behind lighter bedtimes.

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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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