Sunday, June 27, 2010


Friday was an annual leave day for me, which gave me the opportunity to have a wonderful lunch with the ladies I worked on my latest book series with. We met at this lovely pub on a wet and wintry afternoon. It was so lovely and cosy!

I was thrilled to be presented with a full set of books for my collection. These are for the educational market as they form a teaching program assisting young children who are learning to read.

They've come up beautifully, and it was a great chance for me to do some human characters. Their names are Pip & and Tim, and the Cat and Dog are Tip & Sam. I'm really happy with them and I think they suit the age group.

This was such a big project to take on while working full time. There's x20 books in the series and x6 illustrations per book!

Our time lines were VERY tight and coincided with the first trimester of this pregnancy, when I was feeling pretty rough!

I managed to get another illustrator to help me finish of the last couple of books, and somehow it all came together in the end. It's very satisfying.

This is an independent project published through Learning Logic. What excited me about this opportunity was the chance to create some contemporary readers for the school market. Many of the readers in schools still seem to be so old fashioned and traditional. I hope kids get a bit of a kick out of something a bit more up to date!

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Carly Findlay said...

These are brilliant, and for such a great cause!
I'm so proud of you xx

Carly Findlay said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog :)
Toy Story was great and the review will be up on DiVine soon. I will email it to you when it's up.
Best wishes for your final days before mat leave.

shannon said...

woohoo looking good! Have a good rest until the birth. Its not like you havent worked hard enough for it...

Natalie said...

I love your illustrations and wonderful colour palette! A lovely finished product after all of that hard work.

Julianne said...

Congrats - these have turned out so well. Rool noice:)