Bob and Rob – shortlisted

This is the first time I’ve been nominated for an award and it’s for my first picture book – voted for by the young readers. I’ve never been to Cambridge either (that’s where the prize giving will be in June). Lots of firsts for me here – so excited!

Hot stuff!

Yes ok, so I had a bit of time on my hands over the weekend. But isn’t it funny how putting undies on gingerbread people makes them look indecent? Ha ha!

Get your head around this one

When I saw this at my local grocers, I had to buy it so I could find out what it was. Turns out it’s a ‘Turban Squash’ (imagine it upside down), described as the most ornamental (hmmm, not sure) but least tastiest of all squash varieties. I wasn’t sure how to eat it, so eventually it went in the juicer.

Doing a good turn

A skillful wood turner at St. Catherine’s Hill Nature Reserve, Bournemouth; carving chair legs with a treadle lathe.

wood turner

This art is rubbish!

Eye-catching decoration made from recycled bottles hanging at La Fiesta de Gràcia street festival, Barcelona.

recycled art

I knew they were real…

Poster at Wilderness Festival requires the public’s assistance in finding a unicorn that’s gone astray.


Observer review

My publicist emailed me this clipping from the July Observer. Not only was it a great review, but ‘Bob & Rob’ was compared to one of the most celebrated burglar books ever; Allan Ahlberg’s ‘Burglar Bill’. Career pinnacle…check!

Bob & Rob - Observer review


Nature’s cycle

A delightful example of living art (or the Praying Mantis’s preferred mode of transport).

praying mantis bike

Book share

How fantastic to see children enjoying my story! Here are Coco and Noah getting stuck into ‘Bob & Rob’.

Reading Bob & Rob

Photo courtesy of Rick and Anouki Brownlow

Back to school

A trip down memory lane for the official launch of my debut children’s picture book ‘Bob and Rob’