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 #4 1904 2018 by clara Cars and trains and boats and planes... I've been a Mr Toad (poop poop) for as long as I can remember. Not just cars: basically if you can get in it and go from A to B it's a YES PLEASE from me! Allbooksdaily blogDixie O'DayDotty DetectiveFeaturedfun stuffMango and BambangMary PlainUncategorized 0305 2015 election special! VOTE DIXIE Dixie is standing as a candidate in the Didsworth constituency. (more…) read more 0105 2015 the dream review and linocut stationery heaven! What a perfect way to end Stationery Week... (more…) read more 2704 2015 Mango and Bambang and World Tapir Day! Polly and I have lots of lovely things to tell you about. At last we can introduce you to our... read more 2504 2015 Friends, Rymans, countrymen… it's National Stationery Week This week, from April 27th to May 3rd, we have licence - no, obligation - to treat ourselves to new... read more 2204 2015 from my desk this week and a petition against parades... This week I'm cracking on with book two of the young fiction series I am collaborating in with Polly... read more 0704 2015 hat box We made an impulse spring purchase today, two hat boxes. Such a satisfying shape. I put ribbons in mine... what would you... read more 0504 2015 Happy Easter! Martha's Easter cake... Made by human Martha, my daughter, that is - not bunny ears Martha. (more…) read more 0304 2015 Easter colouring picture with love from Martha x Here’s Martha Monty and Pip, making pancakes and biscuits and generally larking around… just waiting for you to colour... read more 2903 2015 Up Up and Away – quiz! when you have read the book... you can answer this question... When Percy was small he had only one Forest Folk Fellowship badge. What did... read more 2603 2015 Up Up and Away! Dixie is airborne at last... Up Up and Away! It's finally here - Dixie and Percy's third thrilling adventure! Hurry down to the Airshow... read more 2203 2015 James, Shirley, Polly and me author-illustrator collaborations... I've been thinking a lot about the very special pairing of author and illustrator since posting on it a little while ago. Though... read more 1803 2015 frocks pj’s and shoe shame Come on over to Authors Allsorts today - I'm writing about dressing up! read more 0803 2015 World Book Week my best bits... It’s been a very busy whistle-stop tour of schools and events. A huge special thank you to the Highgate Scientific and... read more 2802 2015 Dixie’s phone It's all gone very high tech in Didsworth as Dixie finally has a mobile phone. (more…) read more 2202 2015 Highgate event on Saturday February 28th I'll be starting my busy World Book Week in style. It's a great honour to be the guest at the... read more 0402 2015 writers and illustrators from the illustrator's point of view... This week I'll be be posting about the creative chemistry of this most special relationship in children's books,... read more 0102 2015 Dixie and the Great Diamond Robbery now out in paperback! Dixie, Percy, Peaches Miaow; diamonds, cat burglars, getaway cars, caves at midnight, afternoon teas; games, maps, quizzes. Dixie O'Day and... read more 1901 2015 it’s all about the maps, chaps! How I love drawing the maps in the Dixie O'Day books. I imagine the reader following the drama as it unfolds, tracing the routes... read more 0601 2015 a weekend in Berlin Our pre-Christmas treat, to spend a few days in our favourite city. (more…) read more 0101 2015 Happy New Year! Hoping it’s a really good one. I couldn’t post anything Christmassy because there were so many hits on my post about Polly and me... read more 1712 2014 Polly and me have NEWS to tell! All this year I've had a secret under my hat, and at last I can share it. (more…) read more 2811 2014 Dixie at Pickled Pepper Books tomorrow! Dixie, Percy and me are packing our things to visit Pickled Pepper Books in North London for some very special christmas-y fun, tomorrow... read more 1911 2014 deerstalkers and bobbles… warm hats for Dixie and Percy! By seasonal coincidence the artwork on my drawing board this week sees Dixie and Percy all wrapped up in warm... read more 1611 2014 treasures and a sentimental afternoon... Today I had a huge sort out of our enormous library of family books, now that our children are grown up.... read more 3110 2014 Halloween with Dixie and the ghost of Didsworth Hall... A Halloween sleepover at Dixie's house. Percy is scaring himself witless reading the tale of the ghost of Didsworth Hall,... read more « Older Entries Next Entries » Instagram Please check your feed, the data was entered incorrectly.