thanks to nosy crow for doing such a great job in getting these lovely doodle titles out in the big wide world!
it is sapphires birthday and all she really wants is a pet of her own (not a toad like boris though, maybe a nice sweet fluffy one with less warts).
their adventure in this book takes them to see amazing agathas animals at the theatre.
with acrobatic guinnea pigs, a magic rabbit and a dancing dog called darren.
if you need to know what happens… you will have to get the book and find out for yourself!
…and the princess sneezebelles family portraits are brilliant
Wowzers…. keep up the good work Leni!
ps, i will be returning the book back to Leni tomorrow as it needs to be back with its’ creator and her very proud mum. So much time and effort has gone into adding loads of funny details and added extra bits to make the book and story even better… i couldn;t possible keep it (even though i secretly want to!)
this is timothy limpet (a rubbish troll)
and this is tabitha lumpit (a not very good at being good little girl)
the book needs a couple of teeny tweaks and will be out next year.
long live troll!
here is the troll swap dummy book with a dazzling selection of other nosy crow picture books that are at the frankfurt book fair.
even though i havent seen these dummy books in the flesh (boo hoo) i think they all look real corkers, lets hope all the folk at the fair do.
am nearly finished the 3rd magical mix ups book – pets and parties (by marnie edwards, published by nosy crow)
here is a scruffy pile of inky artwork on the floor
i hate drawing things twice- so praise be to working part digitally so you can smarted things up and tweak till everything looks acceptable.
here is the cover to the picture book i have just finished with nosy crow
it is troll swap
it has a troll in it
it has a swap in it
it won’t be out for aaaaaaaaaaaaaages as has just gone of to proof this week.
i wish i wasn’t so impatient!
ooh look what i recieved in the post… my advance copies of the next doodle-tastic magical mix up book- friends and fashion.
illustrated by me and written by marnie edwards. published by those lovely nosy crows
think it will be out in the shopperoonees in sept 2012.
but for those of you who can’t wait (hello? are you out there?!) here are a few little peeks inside…
witch emerald concocts a crazy potion to make spotty pet toad boris better
the girls are horrified at some of the outfits at the fashion show.
woohoo got a pocket full of mix-up badges through the post today from the lovely Nosy Crows!
the world would be a sadder place without badges
everyone loves a good badge or two.
a sneaky look at the illustrations i am doing at the moment for my new book for nosy crow.
this is a reformed troll drinking tea in a very sophisticated manner.
i can’t say anything else as it is meant to be a big hushy
the book will be published sometime in the future (maybe next autumn) when we will all be wearing tinfoil space suits (ok, it will just be me wearing a tinfoil suit then).
what a lovely parcel i did get in the post.
i opened up the little box and look what i found inside… why only a lovely little bear.
so it seems i have adopted a real live actual proper bear.
i am so excited!
i got some bear postcards and bear info and everything also.
but who was it from, surely there was a mistake? i didn’t order a bear did i?
it was only from my fab publisher nosy crow to say congratulations on the publication of my new book
“goldilocks and just the one bear”.
aw………. you guys are great!
ps the little bear is called Parker
hey hey…. these are some lovely big fatty A2 prints of my new picture book “Goldilocks and just the one bear” that i have done for nosy crow to be displayed in a foyer somewhere in birmingham. i love big prints.. and these scrub up quite good i reckon.
ps sorry the photo is a little blurry- i took the photo last night and the camera was a bit pooped.
I illustrated the book and it was written by the wonderful Marnie Edwards.
It is for ages 7+ and features bonkers besties Emerald the Witch and Princess Sapphire who whizz about unravelling mixups galore. in the book the mixup is a wedding and a birthday party.
It is the twin sister book for the uber brilliant “mega mash up” series where the reader is encouraged to doodle and design and finish the illustrations… can think of anything more fun!
We are just putting the finishing touches on book number 2… and there are even more to come!