My third picturebook, Hilda and the Runaway Baby, is available now from Walker Books.

The French edition is published by Albin Michel.

As an MA project, an early version of Hilda won the Lara Jones Award in the 2012 Macmillan Prize.

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! 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

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 available from Walker Books (UK), Aladin (Germany), Albin Michel (France) and Jensen & Dalgaard (Denmark). Candlewick will publish the US edition in April 2016.

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, come to a reading or workshop, 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

Sizo and Dad and the No Good House

Other stories up my sleeves include Sizo and Dad and the No Good House