Monday, 2 March 2015

Book News

New Swedish & Finnish Co-Editions for I Love Rabbits
Published by Caterpillar Books.

One Little baby written by Richard Dungworth and published by Puffin Books has been selected for the 2015 edition of the Imagination Library Programme in the UK.

I was thrilled to receive a letter from Dolly Parton telling me the great news! Dolly started the Imagination Library in Sevier County, TN in 1995. The Imagination Library promotes early childhood literacy by providing free age appropriate books from birth to age 5. To date 63,000,000 books have been mailed to kids in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

I Love You, Blankie.
By Sheryl Haft

 Click on images to enlarge.
I Love You, Blankie, beautifully written by Sheryl Haft and published by Little, Brown and Company goes on sale in the USA today! It will be available in the UK shortly.

I Love You, Blankie is a great bedtime story for little ones. 'A flowing sail, a hot air balloon, a fluffy cloud, a glowing moon. With a little imagination a blankie can be anything!'

I'd like to thank Sheryl for all her input on the visuals for the book. It was very much a joint project. I'd also like to thank the team at Little Brown for all their support.

One that got away!
A favourite sketch.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Milk, Bread, Dinner, Percy Pigs!

I spotted this billboard at the weekend. Percy is now 
an everyday essential!
Percy Pigs illustrated by Jane Massey.
Percy Pigs © Marks and Spencer Plc.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Ladybird Books
at the De La Warr Pavilion

Two favourite things! Vintage Ladybird Books and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill! Bexhill is just along the coast so we popped over last weekend to see the new Ladybird exhibition. It is well worth a visit. There is a great selection of original artwork. It's free too!!

 I am especially drawn to the books that take me back to my childhood. The quilted anoraks, Start-Rite shoes and Spangles (sweets)!

I can almost smell my primary school when I look at these pictures! One not so great memory was the little bottle of warm milk we had to drink every morning! 

Friday, 9 January 2015

Happy New Year!

 A new book for the New Year! Potty Hero and Potty Star published by Scholastic have just gone on sale. I'd like to thank all the team at Scholastic and give special thanks to Rebecca and Emma for all their support and ideas. 

February 2015-Potty hero is the Book of the Month for 0-2 year olds on Amazon UK!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014


I spotted this festive little fellow on the prom yesterday.

I am in Love with my new winter coat! I picked it up at 'Bobby and Dandy' in Hove.

I'd like to wish you all
a Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy 2015.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Card 2014

My Christmas card this year has been a real family effort. I roped in my other half to paint the tree as mine was far too uptight and my children helped with the stickers!

Ta dah!
The design was a continuation on the theme from last year. I was thinking back to my school days when I had great fun making Christmassy things. For last years card it was paper snowflakes. This year I wanted to produce a design that could incorporate stickers so I went for a simple Christmas tree design. I sent the cards to my clients (as they are such creative folk!) with an empty tree and enclosed an envelope with a selection of stickers so they could decorate it themselves.

 Two favourite making books from my childhood.

 One thing I can clearly remember making in the run up to Christmas at primary school is paper lanterns.