Dotty Detective The Holiday Mystery Pink heart jazzies all round - Dotty Detective is back on the case with a brand new adventure, The Holiday Mystery! Dot and her family and Beans and his dad are all going on holiday to the Sunny Glades campsite by the seaside. They make a new... read more... Picking Pickle We're back! What better way to welcome the spring. May I present Picking Pickle, a new picture book to be published by Pavilion Books in June - written by Polly Faber and illustrated by me. We've been yelping excitedly in the wings for a long time on... read more... black and white #1 This week I'll be sharing some of things I love to draw. Illustrating fiction in black and white is the greatest happiness. Because dress it up all you like and the deliciousness of colour notwithstanding, it's the line that underpins it all, the heart... read more... Mango & Bambang Superstar Tapir Out now in paperback - in sunset-orange foil and it is SHINY! Although people who know me might suspect that for my orange-y accents...... read more... Dotty Detective The Birthday Surprise Put on your party hats – Dot and the gang are back with a brand new story! Dot is hugely excited about her birthday (although not half as excited as their teacher Mr Dickens is about HIS). There are present lists to write, invitations to make… But... read more... blog ramblings black and white #5 2004 2018 by clara My last black and white illustration - of this batch - to show. Look out for this fine chap in Picking Pickle! I don't know what the things I love to draw have in common. Whether it's a baby or a Great Dane or a Chevrolet Corvette, they... Allbooksdaily blogDixie O'DayDotty DetectiveFeaturedfun stuffMango and BambangMary PlainUncategorized 2704 2016 Happir World Tapir Day! Bambang and family... To celebrate this momentous day in the calendar, Polly and I can reveal the title and cover proof of the third book... read more 2604 2016 Dotty Detective day two introducing Dot Dot is a refreshing sort of heroine. She is mathsy and sporty, she can eat three super-sour apple sherbets at once, and... read more 2504 2016 Introducing Dotty Detective! day one Only a few days to go now until the arrival of Dotty Detective, published by Harper Collins Children's Books on May 5th.... read more 0303 2016 Mango & Bambang Tapir All at Sea #5 PUBLICATION DAY! On World Book Day, too - the happiest of days! In Tapir All at Sea, most of all, there is Mango and there... read more 0203 2016 Mango & Bambang Tapir All at Sea #4 countdown gallery of drawings And in Tapir All at Sea there are spectacular journeys... read more 0103 2016 Mango & Bambang Tapir All at Sea #3 countdown gallery of drawings In Tapir All at Sea there not enough days in the week to wear ALL the hats... (not to... read more 2902 2016 Mango & Bambang Tapir All at Sea #2 countdown gallery of drawings In Tapir All at Sea there are old enemies... oh yes, CYNTHIA PRICKLE-POSSET IS BACK. read more 2802 2016 Mango & Bambang Tapir All at Sea #1 countdown gallery of drawings There are only five days to go until the publication of Tapir All at Sea, the second book in the... read more 3101 2016 January Gosh I haven't been here for ages! *puts the hoover round, throws open the shutters* It's been a very busy month, working on not... read more 2312 2015 happy christmas! This year Bambang is turning on the sunny side up Christmas lights. Put on your paper hat and join us for a nibble of... read more 1312 2015 Mango and Bambang 2 Tapir All at Sea So here it is - Merry Christmas! Except it isn't a Christmas book, I must impatiently wait until next March, but... read more 0811 2015 Dixie, Beryl, Beryl and Rosie I think it is no longer a secret that the next Dixie O'Day story involves cycling. I've just looked through the artwork and totted... read more 3110 2015 Dixie and Percy’s spooky Halloween In The Haunted House... A long passage lit by flickering candles... Dixie and Percy both had the very uncomfortable feeling that the eyes... read more 2710 2015 from my desk this week… Trouble in paradise. Oh dear, poor Percy. Whatever's wrong? read more 0610 2015 news! my very own young fiction series It's always A Sign when I buy a themed new notebook, pens and pencil case. I'm all about the... read more 0310 2015 The Islington Centre for refugees and migrants This morning I received this letter from the author and illustrator Jane Ray. (more…) read more 1409 2015 Dixie and the Haunted House spooky thrills for Halloween! Only ten days to go until publication! Your whiskers will be all-atremble when you open the pages of this latest Dixie... read more 0309 2015 happy publication day, Mango and Bambang! And here they are, out in the world, at last. (more…) read more 3108 2015 to our new Bambang, made by Josie how do I love thee? let me count the ways... (more…) read more 2708 2015 Mango and Bambang only one week to go! Mango and Bambang The Not-a-Pig by Polly Faber and me, is published on September 3rd, one week today. The... read more 2108 2015 thank you from Mum for your wonderful letters... Mum was so touched - and utterly amazed - to read the letters you so kindly wrote to her on the... read more 1008 2015 Bambang out and about I do love a model village (well there's a surprise), so what better place could there be to take Bambang on his first ever... read more 1707 2015 off on my hols! Packing my bucket and spade for a little holiday, featuring ice creams, paddling and banana pancakes... But just also to say, last night -... read more 0607 2015 my amazing mum Shirley Hughes wins the Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award Read the announcement from Book Trust here Read the lovely interview with Emily Drabble of... read more 2105 2015 WANTED! showcasing two young artists... You may remember this, in Dixie and the Great Diamond Robbery - a call out for young artists to design... read more « Older Entries Next Entries » Instagram Please check your feed, the data was entered incorrectly.