now you’re reading!

It seems incredible, but I have written and illustrated over 200 books for children and illustrated nearly a hundred more for such great authors as Sir Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Rose Impey.

Phonics on the moon!

My books cover the primary age range from wordless and early phonics books for Collins Big Cat to series books for newly confident readers to middle-grade novels from Firefly Press

I’ve also created drawing books and over 2,000 how-to-draw videos on YouTube. You can see them on this page and also on this page. I’ve also made many of my stories available as read aloud story videos – you can enjoy them here.

Once children “get the trick” of decoding text and begin to read independently, they need to read lots of books. Every skill needs lots of practice to improve. Reading for pleasure, reading books that excite, entertain and inspire is the best way to practice.

Stories are how we learn best. Reading for pleasure, sharing books – reading aloud – and reading together at bedtime is the best investment of time and effort in any child’s life. Reading is the core skill in life that we so take for granted.