About me

Hello, I’m from London and I live in Herefordshire. I’m the author-illustrator of seven picturebooks: 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! and I Like Trains (all published by Walker in the UK), and Hamish takes the Train (published by Two Hoots). In America, all my books are published by Candlewick (see Books for translated editions).

My first board books, MONSTER CLOTHES and MONSTER FOOD, were recently published by Walker and Candlewick; two further baby monster titles will follow in 2022.

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

Or follow @deenface on
twitter or instagram
or facebook

I have a shop where I sell some  of my screenprints, comics, bags and other things – but if there’s ever a picture you’re interested in that isn’t there please do get in touch.

SOMA in Bristol sell some of my screenprints and a new range of screenprinted tote bags. 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.