Friday, August 29, 2014

Our Favourite Kids' Books - Bear Boar

We read loads of them, all the time, and this one - Bear Boar by Michelle Robinson and illustrated by David Sim, published by Bloomsbury - was almost impossible to get out of Josie's hands at the library desk when we finally returned it! So, this is the first one up in my kids' book review which I hope to do regularly as we discover more brilliant books together!
We read the other one of this series - Yak Yuk - first but I think this one really hits the spot! A very cute boar and an initially rude bear learn how to share and work together to get more pears. Just two rhyming words on each spread, which is great as we can either read it like that with just the text, or describe what we see and use more language (in our case 2 languages) and be more imaginative.
Both books have such a lovely vibrant style, very appealing colours and facial expressions, and a special favourite is the bear who ROOOOOARS! Simple but very engaging characters, J giggles every time she sees the cover!
I think David Sim might be an ongoing favourite of Josie's so we'll look forward to this one: Space Song Rocket Ride, published by Barefoot Books in October 2014!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

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Monday, July 28, 2014

New Work - Surrey County Council

Thinking About Childcare and Early Education, another campaign and publications I illustrated for Surrey County Council. Can you spot the sensory room? They have those in some children's centres.

New Work - Surrey County Council

A great campaign for Surrey County Council that I illustrated, this time for a campaign about Free Early Education for Two Year Olds!

Atlas Preview

Some more spot illustration for the Atlas, soon coming out, published by Carlton Press.

Monday, July 07, 2014

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Border Art for Atlas

These are the border patterns I created for each continent in the Atlas. From top to bottom: South America, North America, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

New work - Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator magazine asked me to create an illustrated map for a story about travelling in Provence, France, that features a few different towns and their wineries.

Coming soon - Kids' Atlas

I illustrated this children's atlas last year for Carlton Press, it has tons of little spot illustrations of mine that feature landmarks and wildlife, cultural facts and much more. Here's a preview of my spot art, and one of the actual book The Totally Amazing Atlas Of The World, with my illustrated maps.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Pixi Theatre Books

These showtime books I illustrated are now also available in Germany, by Pixi!
It's Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs, all in German!

Book Swap - Valeria Cis

Baby and Children's books are much in demand in my household now! My 1 year old has been reviewing lots of them already!
So, the amazing Argentinian illustrator Valeria Cis and me did a book exchange! Have a look at more of Valeria's beautiful work here.

New Work - Surrey County Council

I've been working on a few new campaigns for Surrey County Council, more update on this to follow soon. Here's a little tooth fairy I illustrated for them, too.

New Work - Editorial

The quiz page illustration by me for the german parenting magazine Leben und Erziehen. It's about a little ladybird and his mama...:)

Mountain Man interior illustrations

Here are some of the interior illustrations from Dear Mr Mountain Man...
Read some of the hilarious letters here!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Book - Dear Mr Mountain Man

I had the pleasure to illustrate this new book called Dear Mr Mountain Man, Letters to Scott Grizzly Sorensen. I thought these letters from school kids across the American West and Mr Mountain Man's replies were a perfect match for my illustrations...So here's the result, a very funny and charming book I can highly recommend! Buy it here!

New work - Persil campaign

I got to illustrate the 7 Wonders of Childhood for a Persil campaign, and according to their research these are Legoland, Pyramids, London Eye, Safari, Harry Potter World, Hollywood, and Castles.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Work - OUP

Some small illustrations for Oxford University Press, showing festive elements - Diwali, Fireworks, Japanese Tea celebration.

Friday, January 24, 2014

New Work: Our Sunday Visitor

Some spot illustrations and lettering I did last year for Our Sunday Visitor, USA.

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Work - One Day by Bloomsbury

This book has been published whilst I was away!
Lots of different kids from different countries are featured doing everyday activities across the globe, very interesting to illustrate!
"One Day follows fifteen different children from around the world through a 24 hour period. Not only will readers learn about their different lives and cultures, but they will also discover how time zones work, and what's happening on one side of the world while the other sleeps. This is a fantastic and accessible introduction to the concept of time and time zones for a younger audience. It also containing extra material exploring how time is measured and why."
Difficult to choose which ones to are just a few, featuring South Africa, USA, Canada, India, China, Portugal and lots more:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Award - Fairy Puzzle by Glottogon

My puzzle for Glottogon has won the Puzzle Of The Year Award earlier this year in the US, by Creative Child Magazine. View close ups of the puzzle here.

New Work - Kids Atlas

Just a preview of a kids atlas that I've worked on during the hot summer. Lots of icons, buildings, people, wildlife, sights etc. and maps illustrated by me.
This is going to be published by Carlton Books in 2014.

Monday, December 09, 2013

New Work - Surrey Mini Big Read

There was a Mini Big Read in Surrey County County council. I illustrated the map, stickers and lettering/logo, in line with the original Big Read that took place last year...