My newest book is out now!
Ebba the baby elephant doesn’t like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, Ebba realises that it’s not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children’s book author Jane Simmons.
• Ebba the baby elephant doesn’t like being the smallest elephant in her group. When she meets Tiny the mouse, though, Ebba realises that it’s not how big you are on the outside that matters! A beautifully illustrated story by well-known children’s book author Jane Simmons.
• Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language.
All the Ebb and Flo books are available again……………….Things couldn’t be better.
Lily Gets Lost is now out in paperback!
Lily is so curious she has to see what is though the hedge, behind the reeds, in the barn, but then where is she? How will she find her way home?
Here is me painting the cover…..
Music by The Anorexics http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheAnorexics.
Henry’s Favorite Friend is the first book I have written and illustrated specifically for emerging readers. It uses up to 50 different words, repeated so the reader can learn to recognise words and begin to read with confidence. Henry and his favorite friend Sam do similar things but in very different ways!
Here are some illustrations from the book.
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This is my latest book, Ship’s Cat Doris. It is all about a cat’s struggle to find his feet amongst the hectic life on a boat. He faces a lot of challenges to fit in with the strange crew of the old trawler, ‘Prosperity’.
Doris’s story is based on my own cat’s experiences. He is the main character in Ship’s Cat Doris and now is a very old and well travelled cat, having been at sea for many years.
Wishing you all a happy festive holiday!
I have always used the world around me for my stories. When I wrote and painted COME ON DAISY I was living on a boat on the river Camb in Cambridgeshire. The paintings came from everything I could see out of my window and from the ducklings that swam around my boat. They were always getting lost, just like a friend’s child who nearly got lost in the market when we were walking through it.
In TOGETHER I used ideas from my two dogs that lived with me at that time, as you can see the dogs in the book are based on the real life ones. Pip was a stray in France and still lives with us. Daisy grew up on the boat when we first came to France.
They were very different, but became great friends.