About me

Hello, I’m an author-illustrator from London, now living in Herefordshire with my partner and daughter. I’ve made eight picturebooks with Walker Books: The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! Hilda and the Runaway Baby, I DO NOT LIKE BOOKS ANYMORE! ALPHONSE, THERE’S MUD ON THE CEILING! I Like Trains and Get Real, Mallory (out in 2023) and a fourth Natalie and Alphonse book (out in 2024). I also made Hamish takes the Train, published by Two Hoots. In America, all my books are published by Candlewick (see Books for translated editions).

My board books, MONSTER CLOTHES, MONSTER FOOD, MONSTER TOYS and MONSTERS GO are published by Walker and Candlewick.

Loris the boat

I have a MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Warwick. 

Did you know I made a boat?

Write to me at daisy.hirst@icloud.com

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I have a shop where I sell some of the original screenprints from my books, but at the moment I don’t have much time to list things so if there’s ever a picture you’re interested in that isn’t there please do get in touch.

I’m also one half of Jam Today Press which is where to go for Christmas cards, comics and other stuff.

SOMA in Bristol sell some of my screenprints and a range of screenprinted tote bags, t-shirts and hoodies. Children’s Book Illustration (in Bedford and online) have some screenprints from The Girl with the Parrot on her Head.

Details of upcoming events and workshops are on my events page.