Frequently Asked Questions
Which is your favourite book?
My very first book, which was called 'The First Christmas', because it was just so brilliantly exciting to be given a chance to create my first book.
When I got the contract, my face ached I grinned so much! I have redrawn some of the pictures from this book for you to colour in, you will find them in Teachers' Corner
. My other favourite is the book I am working on now, which is about a little girl called Flossie, who lived during WWII. She is very brave and very funny; I don’t know her very well yet, but when I do I’ll tell you some more about her.
Which do you enjoy doing most, the writing or the pictures?
It usually works out really well and just as I start to tire of the writing I can stop and put some pictures with the words. The thing I enjoy most is seeing how the words and pictures are going to fit together, and what part of the story can be told by the words and what part by the pictures.
How old are you?
As old as my nose and at least twice as old as you… probably!
Which book makes you laugh the most?
I think the Greek Myths. I just love all those naughty Greek gods, they behaved almost as badly as humans! If you would like to colour some of them in, or give them funny faces, why not look in Teachers' Corner
where you will find that I have drawn some of them for you to print out.
Which book did you find the hardest to create?
I think it would have to be 'Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays', which was great fun to work on, but not easy! If you look at a page from the book, you will see that the people around the edge are meant to be Shakespeare’s audience. I have drawn some more people for you; you might enjoy colouring them in and adding their comments on the play. Which Shakespeare play do you think they are watching?!