I'm the author and illustrator of over two hundred books that span the ability and interest of primary school children.
I've visited hundreds of schools, worldwide, so I have a lot of experience fitting in with themes, curricula and timetables - I understand that flexibility is the keyword in a primary school day!
As an illustrator, I love showing children (and adults!) how to draw. The drawings often become first drafts that enthuse reluctant writers to fill the page with writing around the illustration. My Drawstuffrealeasy drawing channel on YouTube where I show how to draw just about anything.
I've written many series books like The Ginger Ninja - Viking Vik - Ricky Rocket - Axel Storm - Olympia
My most recent middle grade books are Walker - The boy who can speak to dogs, and the Dragon Trilogy - Dragon Gold - Dragon White & Dragon Red and coming in January -
I have written and illustrated lots of books in the Collins Big Cat Phonics series and many other picture books.
My preferred day starts with a 20 minute whole school introduction assembly, followed by three one hour story/illustration workshops. I choose one of my books to suit the children, or a curriculum theme you are working on, talk about the book and its creation and perform it. I show the children how I draw the characters and show them how to draw it too - have pencils and paper ready! (Schools are always amazed by the results of these drawings!)
I have visited a lot of schools, so I have learned to be very adaptable. If you have other ideas or a particular project you would like me to be involved in, please feel free contact me.
For a successful author visit to your school, please feel free to call Shoo now on 07976 669334 or email email@example.com
Author and illustrator of over 200 books across the primary age range, and illustrator of over 80 titles for other authors including Rose Impey and Sir Michael Morpurgo's MudPuddle farm series. Early readers: Ricky Rocket, Viking Vik, Roman Brit, Olympia, The Just So Stories, Axel Storm, Monster Boy and the Ginger Ninja Middle Grade - Walker, the boy who can talk to dogs and the Dragon Trilogy - Dragon Gold, Dragon White and Dragon Red. Stem: Euclid, the man who invented geometry and Archimedes, the man whom invented the Death Ray! Drawing: Everyone Can Draw and How to draw Ancient Greek Stuff Real Easy Picturebooks: Pandora Collins Big Cat Phonics - Cat and Dog Series, Map pad, Nip! Nip!, Fly away home, The Big, Bad, City.