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January 10, 2020

I hope your year is off to a flying start.  I have been busy creating new picture book ideas and already have booked in lots of primary school visits around World book day. I'm looking forward to meeting the children, creating some art with them and maybe even creating...

December 16, 2019

Underwater books are always THE best fun ever.  I absolutely loved doing this baby board book with really cool cut-outs.  It was commissioned by Caterpillar Books and written by Harriet Evans.  Hopefully we will be doing more of this kind in the new year so watch this...

November 21, 2019

I found out yesterday that my book 'A box of Butterflies' has been included on a very special list!  The Literary Tree is an amazing resource for reading in schools and they provide lists of suggested books and ways to inspire teaching in the classroom through literatu...

November 10, 2019

I have just got the first copies of the Baby board book which I illustrated for Little Tiger Books and I'm over the moon with the final product!  The colours are so vibrant and the cut outs (designed by Jemma Westing) work fantastically well!  

 I really enjoyed wo...

August 28, 2019

I've joined up with some other bug loving friends to create another giveaway for Instagram.  This time it's for the release of my second book of the 'Once Upon a Garden' Series: 'Sophie's Shell.'

This story is all about a snail who has to overcome her shyness on her fir...

July 31, 2019

I want to be a 'YouTuber'!

My 10 year old daughter has wanted to make a You tube 'How to' type video for  time now and in the usual rush of life we have never had the time.  But with the summer holidays upon us we managed to pull it together to make a 'HOW TO MAKE A BUG...

July 29, 2019

I feel very lucky to have had my book reviewed by Father Reading Every Day!  Daddy and T have an amazing blog where they review a children's book every day.  There is this super amazing bit where T reads the story back to his dad and talks about it.  It's wonderful stu...

July 17, 2019

To celebrate my two new books coming our at the end of August I am doing a fantastic competition!

I have teamed up with two other bug loving companies to giveaway a lovely handmade bee house by The Birch Hen, 3 seedball packs by Bee Bombs and of course, a signed copy of...

July 5, 2019

This week we put on A Box of Butterflies -The Play to over 500 children for FREE in our local area of Merton.  The kids really enjoyed our story making workshop, play, music, interactive props and joining in learning the actions to the song at the end.  It was fantasti...

April 26, 2019

Here is the poster which we are getting printed to advertise our play!  It's all very exciting! Rehearsals start next week!

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