Thrilled that BookTrust have selected ‘Cheeky Monkey’ in this year’s BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2021 (following ‘Pug Hug’ in their guide last year).
‘A little red monkey wants to play, but nobody else wants to! Monkey manages to get paint on Zebra’s tail, steal Giraffe’s lunch and barge ahead of the meerkats on the slide – not to mention waking up Lion from his nap! Oh dear! It looks like Monkey has to say those two little words: I’m sorry. Fortunately, saying sorry has a brilliant effect and Monkey soon finds that everyone wants to play.
Another super picture book from Zehra Hicks that has lovely illustrations and blocky text with minimal words, and is perfect for toddlers learning how to be a good playmate.‘
There are some great books for all ages up to age 16, definitely worth a browse:
BookTrust’s Great Books Guide 2021
Delighted to hear that Pug Hug won The Academy of Book Cover Design Awards 2021!!
So honoured, especially to be up against such talented company and gorgeous covers!
It was an absolute career highlight to find out that Tom Hardy was reading a book I illustrated, ‘The Problem With Problems’, on CBeebies at the beginning of lockdown! I have been very slack about updating my website so the link has probably gone by now (but you can probably find it on youtube). We have been very lucky to have other amazing celebrities read the book for charity including Gillian Anderson for Save the Children #savewithstories campaign and Adrian Lester for Sparkle Sheffield – a charity that supports parents with autistic children.
The Problem With Problems, written by Rachel Rooney, illustrated by me, was published in UK in March 2020 and is publishing in 19 territories around the world.
I’m very excited to announce I have two new books coming out in 2020! I’ve been very busy so I’m very behind in updating my website, but for the moment, here are the covers! Pug Hug (published by Hodder) publishes in February 2020 and The Problem With Problems (published by Andersen Press) publishes in March 2020, written by Rachel Rooney and illustrated by me!
SO thrilled that Giraffe and Frog has been shortlisted for both the Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2018 and the Teach Primary Book Awards – and among such fine company! Below are the shortlisted books and links to the Children’s Book Awards websites.
Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2018
You can watch the videos of the stories being read and follow the link to the online voting table for your favourite book here: Nottingham Children’s Book Award
Teach Primary Book Awards
I’ve had loads of fun doing events in bookshops, libraries and festivals over the last few months doing readings and puppet making for my new book, Giraffe and Frog. The latest was for The Big Draw at Epsom Library in October.
A Bundle of Books, Kent