My Humongous Hamster Goes to School
Just starting work on another exciting project with Piccadilly Press- the follow on book from My Humongous Hamster!!!
“My Humongous Hamster Goes to School” will be published spring next year : )
Little Rebels Book Award
Wild Child is shortlisted for the Little Rebels Book Award and the winner will be announced on Saturday 11th May. From 70 books 4 were shortlisted so i’m really chuffed! Jeanne Willis will be at the event in London just incase we win! Fingers crossed. The judges comments so far are great:
Brilliant app for iphone and iPad from Italian designer Lucas Zanotto. Kids can learn the alphabet and have fun with traditional drawing (good old pen and paper) at the same time!
Kate Moore (Griffith) is an industrial designer and paper engineer. I love her monster studies that even show their anatomy!
She claims to have discovered the secret of how such large creatures can fit into small spaces (like under your bed). The monsters have the ability to flatten themselves as thin as a piece of paper and then fold themselves back into their original structure when out in the open. Terrifying and magnificent!
Night Night Bedtime Book
I love the illustration in this great bedtime app for kids. It helps kids get to know farm animals but it also allows them to take an active role in putting them to bed.
Award winning illustrator and animator Heidi Wittlinger constructed little paper sets and combined them with 2D animation.
Chris Haughton- Hat Monkey app
Looking forward to checking out Chris’s upcoming app Hat Monkey. I love his illustration style and it’ll be great to see it used in an interactive way.
Made By Wolf recently featured South Korean illustrator Nayoun Kim’s delightful illustrations on their blog. Her work is complex yet simple and you can look at her images for aged noticing all the little sketchy details! Lovely!
I’ve only just had the chance to see this and being a huge Tim Burton and stop-motion animation fan anyway I wasn’t disappointed!
“Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life…only to face monstrous consequences!”
The Brave Beast
This is the follow up to The Lonely Beast (also shown above) by Chris Judge published 7th March 2013. I love the monster as a silhouette- so bold and quirky. Definitely one for my collection!
The Beast is back and this time it’s up to him to help restore peace to an island, which is being threatened by a scary monster. Determined to face his fears, the Beast sets out to find the monster. But, perhaps, the island monster isn’t so scary after all …
New Cbeebies Animation
“What’s the Big Idea?” follows Hugo and his friends. Hugo has an appetite for critical thinking and encourages young viewers to question the world around them.There is no such thing as a silly question or wrong answer.
Airs very soon on Cbeebies!
Francesco Chiacchio’s sketchbook
Great sketch featured on Made By Wolf’s Blog. Just really liked it!
Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket
My collection is growing bigger by the day as there are so many great picture books being released! I love these simple illustrations in Tatyana Feeney’s new book “Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket”.
Small Bunny loves Blue Blanket. Everything he does, he does with Blue Blanket. It’s with him when he’s on the swings, in the sandpit, when he’s painting, and when he’s reading. But Mummy has plans for Blue Blanket. It needs a wash! Later, when a clean and unfamiliar blanket is brought down from the washing line and put into Small Bunny’s little paws, he is not happy. How will he restore Blue Blanket to just the way it was before? This time it’s Small Bunny who has plans!
Petting Zoo by Christoph Niemann
Illustrator Christoph Niemann has created a charming picture book app in which 21 animals come to life at the touch of a finger.
Read more in Creative Reviews Blog.
Kate Greenaway Shortlist Announced
Congratulations to all the shortlisted illustrators announced today for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Unfortunately Wild Child didnt make it. The winner will be revealed in June! My three favourites…??? Oh No George, Black Dog and I Want My Hat Back. Good luck all!