When Dinosaurs Walked The Earth wins Oscar’s Book Prize 2024!

Thrilled and amazed that When Dinosaurs Walked The Earth, written by Sean Taylor, illustrated by me has won this year’s Oscar’s Book Prize, for prize the best UK book for young readers published in the past 12 months. You can find more about it here: www.oscarsbookprize.co.uk/news

NEW BOOK launching on World Book Day 2024!

Panda & Penguin Find a Thing
Written and illustrated by me, published by Andersen Press
Panda and Penguin are best friends . . . until they find the Thing. The Thing is exciting – it has a flashing screen and makes funny ringing noises – but only one of them can play with it at a time. The Thing comes between them, but is anything worth losing their friendship? A funny and lighthearted tale that cautions against letting technology cause problems between friends, for the very youngest children.

Some LOL books I illustrated in 2023

Watch Out! There’s A Monster Coming!
written by Karl Newson, published by Andersen Press
When Dinosaurs Walked The Earth
written by Sean Taylor, published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

New book launching April 2022!

Available from all good bookshops

BookTrust selects ‘Cheeky Monkey’ for their Great Books Guide 2021

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

Pug Hug wins Book Cover Design Award 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!

Tom Hardy reads ‘The Problem With Problems’ on CBeebies!

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.

Two new books for 2020!

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!

Giraffe and Frog is shortlisted for some awards!

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

Teach Primary Book Awards

Bookshop events February 2018

Pickled Pepper Books
Waterstones Epsom
Tales on Moon Lane