Rufus - Story Snug

Rufus by Simon Bartram

We fell in love with Rufus as soon as we read his story. Rufus wants to be a scary monster but he lives alone in the desert and there are only clouds and rocks to rant and rage at. What he really needs to find is a Peopley Person to scare!…

A World of Birds - Story Snug

A World of Birds by Vicky Woodgate

A World of Birds is a beautifully illustrated non fiction book which introduces readers to 75 different species of birds from all around the world. Vicky Woodgate’s gorgeous illustrations support a multitude of fascinating facts, so much research has gone into this sturdy little book.…

Goodnight Sleepy Babies - Story Snug

Goodnight Sleepy Babies by Janet Bingham & Sebastien Braun

Today is World Sleep Day, ‘an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep’ which makes it the perfect day to think about picture books that can be read as part of a bedtime routine. Goodnight Sleepy Babies with its soothing rhyming text and beautiful illustrations has the quality of a lullaby, it’s a fabulous choice for a bedtime story or simply for those times when children (and parents!) need a calming read.…

Bear Child - Story Snug

Sanne Dufft talks about illustration & her new book, Bear Child

I am delighted to be taking part in the Bear Child blog tour. Sanne Dufft, Bear Child’s illustrator, and I met five years ago through the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), at the time she was unpublished. She’s been incredibly busy since then and has written and illustrated several picture books, Bear Child, written by Geoff Mead, is her fourth book.