I was commissioned by Floris books to illustrate the Secret Diary of the First World War.
Picture book synopsis:
What was the First World War really like? Step into the boots of 14-year-old soldier James Marchbank and find out. Inspired by the real-life diary of a Scottish boy soldier, each easy-to-read chapter mixes James's story with timelines, letters, diagrams and illustrations to create a fact-tastic account of the First World War, which is both fun and emotionally engaging for younger readers. Why was rat hunting a popular hobby in the trenches? How did parachuting pigeons help win the war? Why would a really good friend would rub whale oil on your feet? What did it feel like to be a teenager at war? Take a journey through time and discover all the most important and incredible bits of the First World War. A Secret Diary of the First World War is the first in a new brilliant series, which blends together intriguing facts and fascinating fiction to bring the most exciting, gruesome and crucial moments of Scottish history alive for young readers.
Examples illustrations below of the book cover and internal page illustrations.
Illustrated chapter book published with Floris books, Edinburgh.
Thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive garden slug, eleven-year-old Murdo McLeod is now the world's worst superhero.Can he use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to save the world?
BBC commission for picture book illustration, Look in a Book.
Client: BBC Bitesize Early Years
In collaboration with: We Once Were Farmers
Link to BBC Bitesize video below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06bncln
Big Mouth Sally. Full colour 36 page picture book.
Self Published. Written by Mave Duke.