My fourth picturebook, I DO NOT LIKE BOOKS ANYMORE! is available now from Walker Books.

This is Natalie and Alphonse’s second adventure, following on from ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! 

To find out more, catch up on my Instagram takeover @BIGPictureBooks. You could also find out about events, order the book or read reviews by Publishers WeeklyKirkus, CLPELibrary MiceRed Reading Hub, Book Bairn or ReaditDaddy. The book was also shortlisted for the AOI’s World Illustration Awards and is part of the WIA touring exhibition.

I DO NOT LIKE BOOKS ANYMORE! will also be available in:

English (US) from Candlewick
French from Albin Michel
German from Aladin
Italian from La Margarita Edizioni
Danish from Jensen & Dalgaard
Simplified Chinese from Beijing Cheerful
Traditional Chinese from Taiwan Mac Educational
Turkish from Nesin Yayinevi

My third picturebook, Hilda and the Runaway Baby, is available now, in:

English (UK) from Walker Books
English (US) from Candlewick
French from Albin Michel
Simplified Chinese from Beijing Cheerful

As an MA project, an early version of Hilda won the Lara Jones Award in the 2012 Macmillan Prize. Here’s a blogpost about making the book.

Julia Eccleshare at Love Reading 4 Kids
Picture Books Blogger
Jill R Bennett at Red Reading Hub

ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO!My second book,  ALPHONSE, THAT IS NOT OK TO DO! (which was recently featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories) is available now in these languages:

English from Walker
…and in the USA, Candlewick
Dutch from Lemniscaat
Finnish from Lasten Keskus
Spanish from El Naranjo
French from Albin Michel 
German from Aladin
Italian from La Marguerita –Ellebi
Danish from Jensen & Dalgaard
Swedish from Alfabeta
Traditional Chinese from Taiwan Mac Educational
Turkish from Nesin Yayinevi

Here’s a post I wrote for Walker’s blog about how the book developed (featuring cake and shoes).

Kate Kellaway in The Observer
Nicholas Tucker in The Independent
Vicky Allan in The Scottish Herald
Publishers Weekly
ACTUAL CHILDREN at Love Reading 4 Kids
Sarah Yewman at Picture Books Blogger


My first book, The Girl with the Parrot on her Head, is an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book and was shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. The Girl with the Parrot on her Head is published by Walker Books (UK), Candlewick (USA), Aladin (Germany), Albin Michel (France), Jensen & Dalgaard (Denmark), Taiwan Mac Educational (Taiwan) and Beijing Cheerful (China).

You can buy The Girl with the Parrot on her Head online, see a bit more of it, read about its making on Walker’s blog or make an animal to go on your head.


Nicolette Jones at The Sunday Times
Julia Eccleshare at LoveReading4Kids
Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing
Maria Russo at The New York Times
Ann Lazim at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)
Ferelith Hordon at Books for Keeps
Matt Griffin at Children’s Books Ireland
James Syner at Magpie That