Thursday, 5 August 2021

Yael Frankel III

Yael Frankel has been creating further characters to explore Karl Blossfeldt's photographs and they are so charming! and a fantastic combination of talent.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

One month until my book


One month until my book, 'Rock and Roll' is released in the UK and it is getting really exciting, as my lovely publisher Tiny Owl, has released a wonderful trailer which you can see below.

Sunday, 1 August 2021


Kotimi's wonderful grumpy owls and other birds for Sunday's joy.  ′′ It's chirping ", is written by Constantin Katteris, and will be released by Éditions Motus in September 2021.


Saturday, 31 July 2021

Kenneth Mahood I

“The Laughing Dragon” by Kenneth Mahood (1930-2021), published in 1970, Don't tell jokes to the dragon, what a beauty he is! 

Kenneth Mahood, was born in Belfast and worked mainly as a cartoonist, but he did get a few wonderful children's books published, he died aged 90 in January of this year. 

Friday, 30 July 2021

Lisl Weil III

Lisl Weil is my new favorite, and thankfully extremely prolific children's illustrator with an incredible back catalog of some simply stunning children's books. Here are some illustrations from 'The Fantastic Toy Shop' published in 1966.

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Lisl Weil II


Gillie and the Flattering Fox adapted and illustrated by Lisl Weil published in 1978. It is that ancient story of the wiley fox and its desires for a chicken. Lisl's illustrations are flowing and full of humor, the dance and music that was her passion seem to flow in her elegant lines.  

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Gerald Rose XI


The Walrus and the Carpenter and Other Poems by Lewis Carroll, illustrated by Gerald Rose, published in 1968. Readers of this blog will know that Gerald Rose is an absolute hero of mine and these illustrations are truly wonderful.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Anna Süßbauer VI


Anna Süßbauer's 'New Hair Cut', as usual, a joyful illustration by Anna whose works are always full of humour and colour.  

Monday, 26 July 2021

Pawel Pawlak VI

 ′′ Sleeping Tales ", is a collection of stories about animals, illustrated by 22 Polish illustrators. This is Pawel Pawlak's illustration of the scythe, one of the saddest stories in the collection.

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Rathna Ramanathan

Tara books have hinted that they may be reprinting 'Anything But a Grabooberry', written by Anushka Ravishankar, and typographically illustrated by Rathna Ramanathan, which is wonderful news as this celebrated book is very hard to find. 

We found that children enjoy figuring out words like puzzles, since they have no pre-conceptions about this. Adults are not necessarily faster at comprehending it.’ Gita Wolf, publisher at Tara Books