Coming in 

February 2021

I am super excited to announce that 'One Little Bird' written by the lovely Sheryl Webster and illustrated by me, publishes in February 2021 with Oxford University Press.

I absolutely love this plucky little Robin and really hope you do too!

The story addresses environmental issues but always remains focussed on hope.

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Tamworth Pig

Cover Re-Design

I loved re-designing the cover for this classic book as part of Faber & Faber's Classics collection.

The book features two classic tales about Tamworth, a very clever and kind-hearted pig, who fights for his rights and to save the trees! 


Click the link below to go to the Faber & Faber shop. (Also available from all good bookshops)

*Interior illustrations by Carolyn Dinan


A Cat's

Christmas Carol

My debut as an illustrator of children's books!


A Cat's Christmas Carol published by Simon & Schuster and written by the very talented Sam Hay was an absolute joy to work on. I had a real 'pinch-myself' moment illustrating this one!

About the book

It’s Christmas Eve and all the staff in the department store are on their way home for Christmas. All except one . . . Clawdia, the department store’s security cat! She doesn’t see the point in silly festive celebrations and would much rather prowl the corridors making sure everything is in order. But when three cold and lonely visitors turn up at the store, they teach Clawdia a few key lessons about the true meaning of Christmas. 

Top Tip for Readers 

The mice are very sneaky and like to hide on each page...see if you can find them!

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