Illustrators for WAR CHILD auction

August 2014


Illustrators for War Child

group of illustrators are auctioning artwork to raise money for the charity War Child

Here are the full range of artworks available. Please place your bids!

My submission is a watercolour sketch of an imp in a jar - one of the working drawings for Dog Loves Fairy Tales.

The auction ends Sunday, September 7th, 2014.

Huge thanks to Leigh Hodgkinson and to Tom and Kate at Nosy Crow for initiating and organising the project. 

Dog Loves Fairy Tales

August 2014

 Dog Loves Fairy Tales is OUT NOW! 

Review by Sally Morris, Daily Mail, Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Dog Loves Books the MUSICAL!

July 2014

In the US, Dog Loves Books is being adapted for the stage as a musical. The wonderful team at ARTSPOWER are working their magic ready for a premiere in early 2015. The show is scheduled to travel as far west as Wisconsin and as far south as Florida.

To bring the show to a venue near you, or to make enquiries, please click here 


Edinburgh Festival

July 2013

The BIG DRAW in the Storybox space following my event with beautiful Star Wars drawings below by Andrew Loveday. Thank you Andrew, thank you Edinburgh!



Drawings accomplished, Andrew weilds his light sabre.


Dog Loves Books in the Middle East

May 2013

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and Qatar National Library (QNL) will celebrate World Book Day (WBD) this year with a public event aimed at children. At the event, children will receive free dual-language copies of this year’s award-winning WBD selection, Dog Loves Books, by Louise Yates.

Altogether, Bloomabury Qatar will distribute 2,000 free dual-language copies of Dog Loves Books all over the Middle East. Outside Qatar, copies of the book will be donated to the We All Read event in Bahrain, the Palfest in Palestine, the Ruwwad in Jordan and at an event being organised by Red Crescent in Egypt.

World Book Day works to raise awareness of BQFP’s larger dedication to enriching the reading and writing environment in Qatar, in both Arabic and English, and among children in particular.

Click here for the full Gulf Times article