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What it feels like to write a picture book

I often get asked for advice by people who want to write picture books. What I think you should know is what it feels like to produce a picture book story. The questions I get asked most often are “how do you get the ideas” and “how long did it take you to find a publisher”. Sometimes they ask “isn’t… Read more →


Here are some children. Here is a basket of colourful pencils. Art is about to happen. The children know exactly what to do with this big basket of colourful pencils: dig with both hands. Dig right to the bottom. The rattle of pencils is the ritual that has to come before the concentrated frowning and the murmured incantations: This is… Read more →