Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • not your rock (small)

    This Is My Rock

    April 27, 2015

    One of my usual ‘tricks’ to generate stories is to mix up ideas from my own life with imagery and themes from fairytales and legends. I loved the Ladybird books when I was small and The Three Billy Goats Gruff

  • The Roman Vergil

    The Roman Vergil

    April 27, 2015

    I love naive art, and there is something magical about the sweetness and awkwardness of these pictures. They areĀ from a manuscript of the Aeneid, known as ‘The Roman Vergil’ – one of the earliest surviving illustrated books – when the

  • Bear

    April 27, 2015

    This bear was for a greetings card to send to a friend. It was an old sketch from my book A Letter for Bear.

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    Easter workshops at the Museum of Childhood

    April 27, 2015

    I was teaching storywriting workshops at the V&A Museum of Childhood, to children and parents over the Easter holidays – as I did the same time last year. I teach the basics of making a picture book – using tricks