5 tips to help you sleep
Did you know that adults need between 7-8 hours sleep a night? Who’s actually getting that much sleep at the moment – almost everyone I speak to wants more sleep and better quality sleep. It’s really important to get a great night’s sleep – it impacts everything from mood to concentration. My new books follow Sophia and Noah who are tired, grumpy, can’t concentrate and rely on sugar to keep them awake. In the stories, they meet some animals who share tips to help them develop healthy sleeping habits. I wanted to share some top tips to get a good night’s sleep (even if I don’t always follow them!): 1. Have…
Here are details of my children’s books and where you can buy them: Nanny Pastry and the Nimble Ninjabread Man. When they make a baking mix up and create a ninjabread man, can they catch him before he causes mischief and mayhem? This laugh out loud take on the story of the gingerbread man is a modern classic and is a tale that children and adults can enjoy together. Available at all good bookstores. The Girl Who Dreamed of Sleep teaches children about healthy sleep habits. Sophia is tired. She can’t concentrate, she’s clumsy and the only way she can stay awake is with lots of sugary foods. One day…
Coronavirus in the words of children
Coronavirus in the words of children now available for pre-order.
Would your child like to be in a book?
Would your child like to be in a book? Author, Gemma Clatworthy, is editing a book about coronavirus in the words of children.
The Girl Who Lost Her Listening Ears
My first children’s book is published! Please click here to order a copy of the Girl Who Lost Her Listening Ears. This is a humorous story about a girl who loses her listening ears. She retraces her steps from the previous day but can she find them? With craft inspired artwork, this is an original story that adults and children can enjoy together.
More book images
Some more images from my book “The girl who lost her listening ears” in an applique style. I’m torn between a sideways or top down view of the bed so I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
The girl who lost her listening ears – Page 1
I’ve been working hard on artwork for my new children’s book – The girl who lost her listening ears – and have tried a patchwork style as I’m not much of an artist. I’m toying with a border as it looks a little bit like stitches – below are a straight and wiggly version – which do you prefer? I’d love to know what you think, please add a comment below.
I love crafting and appliqué style in particular so have put together some images for a children’s book I’m working on (you can find an excerpt here). I’d love to know what you think of this style.
Excerpt from my book about listening…
An excerpt from The Girl / Boy who lost her/his Listening Ears, a children’s book about losing (and finding) “listening ears”, inspired by P & J who lose theirs a lot! “Poppy…Poppy…POPPY!” yelled her mum. Nothing. She marched across the bedroom, pulled the covers back from the bed and shook Poppy’s shoulder. Poppy rolled over and opened her eyes. “Poppy, time to get up.” Poppy blinked. It was no good, she couldn’t hear anything. Her mother stared and mouthed…something. She pointed to the mirror. Poppy walked over and her mouth dropped. She had lost her listening ears. There, on her head, where once two ears had stuck out proudly, there…