I do believe I said that this was going to be a good year, and the beginning couldn't get much better than this! My debut picture book, 'Mum's the Word', written by the ever-so-talented Timothy Knapman, will be released on the 7th of February, published by Hodder Children's Books!
Look, it's over here, and also is available all over the online dimensions and in all good bookshops (I've always wanted to say that!), and I really couldn't be more excited.
It's one of those weird things where I finished this book at the beginning of last year, and had to keep quiet about it. A year passes, new projects come and go, and suddenly this blasts back into my life like a fiery ball of awesome excitement! I'm very, very pleased with the way it's come out, I worked so hard and learned so much whilst working on this project, the printing is lovely (and it's in hardback! That's like, un-heard of these days!) and Timothy Knapman's humoruous and touching lyrics are a just so energetic and fun to read.
The books is all about a little puppy (secretly named 'Max', after my own late dog, Max, who was not late when I started this project, more just on time) and his heart-warming relationship with his mum. And believe you me, despite what the illustrations above would tell you - the book does have words in it. Just not on the files on my computer. Sigh. As a celebration of its release, I will post some developmental work onto my blog every day leading up to the release next Thursday, so stay tuned, lords and ladies!