Hello! Welcome to my website. Here you can find out about me and my books. If you want to learn a bit about my background and how I became a children’s author, that’s in the ABOUT section. To see any of my books, click on the BOOKS section at the top of the page, or on one of the RECENT BOOKS on the right. On this site you can also find out about how to get in touch if you would like me to come to your book event or visit your school, library or bookshop.
I try to update the site as regularly as I can, and you are very welcome to contact me if you have any ideas for anything you’d like to see. No, that doesn’t include a picture of me standing on my head in a giant bowl of custard dressed as a purple chicken. I accidentally deleted that photo from my camera. To make up for it, here is a picture of me in my pram with a poodle. It was taken by a man called Reg, who was married to Vera, who was the sister of Gladys, who was my step-grandmother. I was about six months old.
Looking at my face in the picture, I’m not sure how thrilled I was to find a whopping great pooch in my pram. It was, after all, bigger than me. But clearly it didn’t put me off dogs for life. If it had, I might never have written The Great Dog Bottom Swap, Hot Dog Hal, or my picture book version of The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
WORLD BOOK DAY 2021: Visit to Wimbledon Common Prep School | Wimbledon, London | Thursday 4th March 2021
WORLD BOOK DAY 2021: In-person school visit. (May switch online depending on Covid-19 situation.)
Visit to Manorcroft Primary School, Egham | Manorcroft Primary School, Egham, Surrey | Friday 5th March 2021
In-person visit to Manorcroft Primary School to mark the week of WORLD BOOK DAY 2021. (May switch online, depending on Covid-19 situation.)